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White Palace (1990)

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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), ... See full summary »

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Nora Baker
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Neil
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Rosemary
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Judy
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Sol Horowitz
Rachel Chagall ...
Rachel (as Rachel Levin)
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Larry Klugman
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Edith Baron (as Renee Taylor)
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Marv Miller
Barbara Howard ...
Sherri Klugman
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Heidi Solomon (as Kim Meyers)
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Ella Horowitz
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Sophie Rosen
K.C. Carr ...
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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on Marilyn Monroe. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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The story of a younger man, and a bolder woman.

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

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The White Castle  »

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$17,487,531 (USA)
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Trivia

According to show-business trade paper Variety, actor James Spader portrays "the same sort of character Spader played in Pretty in Pink (1986)". See more »

Goofs

In the final scene where Max and Nora are talking at the restaurant, their hairstyles change mid-conversation. See more »

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Judy: Come on, I wanna know how you two met.
Nora: I picked him up in a bar. How's that?
Max: I was drunk, and she was drunk, and I liked her looks so I convinced her to let me bring her home, and I seduced her on the sofa bed, and it was magic, and I keep coming back for more.
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Thoroughly enjoy
21 February 2004 | by (Grand Mound, Iowa) – See all my reviews

This movie is, I think, extremely well-acted and produced. As for the comments about the extreme differences between the characters, have they not heard the old adage that "truth is stranger thatn fiction?"

I love this movie, pure and simple. The comments I've read about the scene on the table in the diner turn me off. I think it's great and it's one of my favorites.


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