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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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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)
Hildy Brooks ...
Ella Horowitz
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Sophie Rosen
K.C. Carr ...
Stripper
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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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Drama | Romance

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19 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La fièvre d'aimer  »

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$17,487,531 (USA)
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Martin Scorsese was offered the chance to direct, but declined. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, when Max drives Nora home from the bar where they met, he makes a 180 turn from the place on the street where he had parked but this is before Nora tells him how to get to where she lives. How could Max have known that he had to turn around from the parking spot to head toward Nora's house? See more »

Quotes

Nora: [talking at bar] Do you swim?
Max: What was that?
Nora: I mean are you a swimmer. You're not real muscular but your strong am I right?
Max: You're drunk.
[grins back at her]
Nora: yeah, soon I will be falling all over you.
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Courtesy of Virgin Records Australia Pty Ltd.
Written by Shona Laing
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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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