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White Palace (1990)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  19 October 1990 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Nora Baker
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Neil
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Rosemary
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Sol Horowitz
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Rachel (as Rachel Levin)
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Larry Klugman
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Edith Baron (as Renee Taylor)
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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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19 October 1990 (USA)  »

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La fièvre d'aimer  »

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$17,487,531 (USA)
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Trivia

Originally "White Palace" was to have been "White Castle", and in the novel specific reference is made to a real White Castle location at the intersection of S. Grand Blvd. and Gravois Ave. in south St. Louis, Mo., but the White Castle chain wouldn't give permission for their trademarked name to be used in either the novel or the movie, or allow the use of any of their restaurants for film locations. The diner used for the film's "White Palace" restaurant tried to change its name to White Palace after the film was released, but the studio refused permission, so it was renamed "White Knight" by its owners instead. It still exists and is open for business. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Good Hearted Woman
Performed by The Centurian Players
Written by Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings
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A unique relationship is put to the test
5 August 1999 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Wonderful romance and character study between two people who live on the opposite sides of the tracks.Two strong but stereotypical people pair up and evolve into very un-stereotypical unit and try to function in a hostile enviroment. The acting in the movie is so good it surpasses the diologue. The loss and love Spader communicates with just his eyes is a sight to behold and Sarandon projects a dichotomy of neediness and strength.

This movie contains one of the best endings in movie history, right up there with Green Card. A truly uplifting movie that conveys joy, hope, and victory. What more can a woman ask for? And James Spader is a hunk!!


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