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Ari (Kevin Bacon) and Sam (Kyra Sedgwick), have incendiary sex a lot and burn down apartment blocks, wig-wams, etc...

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Ari
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Sam
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Liam (as Bruce Martyn Payne)
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Pia
Buckley Norris ...
Dr. Weiss
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Rivkah
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Carlton
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Fireman
Byrne Piven ...
Rabbi Lichenstein
Ernie Lee Banks ...
Wee Willie
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Wisconsin Del
Bo Sharon ...
Cowboy Young 'Un
Daniel Ben Wilson ...
Indian Young 'Un
Jeff Silverman ...
Lawyer
William John Murphy ...
Neal (as William J. Murphy)
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Storyline

As soon as they meet Ari and Sam get into a pretty passionate - and combustible - relationship. Indeed, the scenes of their rendezvous often seem reminiscent of the Chicago Fire. But the course of true flaming lust never runs true, and as they try to handle their all-consuming passion their two best friends endlessly meet to compare notes on developments. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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5 March 1992 (Germany)  »

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Originally intended for a theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

While Sam is playing the flute in a concert, her fingers don't move. See more »

Quotes

Ari: Think pure thoughts.
Sam: I'm not wearing any undies.
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245 Days
Written by Peter Himmelman
Performed by Peter Himmelman
Published by himmasongs
Courtesy of Island Records
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Not as bad as I thought it would be.
21 June 1999 | by (Bellevue, Washington) – See all my reviews

I thought it would be cheesy and corny, and I wasn't far wrong. It starts out that way. The movie can be divided into thirds. First the corn-ball contrivance of having a fire start every time they make love. Perhaps it was obvious to everyone that no one can stomach 90 minutes of THAT. So fortunately it evolves into a romantic comedy where the two lovers are seen bouncing off friends (and their lovers), colleagues, therapists. There are no family members, which is just as well because such characters would probably over-complicate things. In the last third it becomes a "relationship" movie. This is totally a lightweight fluff piece, but there are enough snippets of pseudo-clever, mildly amusing dialogue and almost charming, quirky characters to give the viewer the sense that the time wasn't completely wasted. Similar to Singles except the scenes are less well connected and fail to hit target as often. That and the fact that Singles is about several relationships, any one of which was more interesting than Kevin's and Kyra's in Pyrates.


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