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Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  10 July 1992 (USA)
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A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.

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Peter Hoskins
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Rita Boyle
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Leah Blier
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Dr. Boyle
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Mrs. Boyle
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Jerry Blier
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Taylor
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Old Man
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Tom
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Aunt Dorothy
Ray Gill ...
Uncle Fred
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Minister
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Tin Market Musician
Frank Carillo ...
Tin Market Musician
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A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated PG-13 for language (sex related dialogue) | See all certifications »
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10 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hechizo de un beso  »

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$20,006,730 (USA)
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Trivia

The original stage production, a 1990 Tony Award nominee for Best Play by Craig Lucas, opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on May 1, 1990 and played 440 performances before closing on May 19, 1991. See more »

Goofs

When they were in flight they were over Lake Michigan. No flight path for either airport would have taken them that way. See more »

Quotes

Peter Hoskins: What goes into one, Rita? A Long Island Iced Tea?
Rita Boyle: I'm sorry darling, I've forgotten.
Peter Hoskins: What, do you have it all written down behind the bar or something?
Rita Boyle: I'm on vacation.
Peter Hoskins: So you can't remember a drink recipe for something that I would like to order?
Rita Boyle: Peter, you're doing it again. You take a perfect situation and you pee all over it.
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Connections

References The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Time We Say Goodbye
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Annie Lennox
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Modern day fairy tale
23 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

The DVD just became available near me so picked up the movie on an impulse. I remember seeing it on cable some time ago and being very touched by the story and the great performance of Baldwin. Having seen it again, its one of my favorite movies..and probably the best romance in my DVD collection.

Its a modern day fairy tale with a moral and timeless wisdom. It ponders the nature of true love....and then gives an answer. It asks the more contemporary question.."what do you do when the person you love becomes sick, repulsive and dying?"

Of course, this is an allegory for aids but the concept of loss is universal and Baldwin gives a great performance in conveying feelings of loss and helplessness.




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