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Writers (WGA):
Craig Lucas (play)
Craig Lucas (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 July 1992 (USA) See more »
A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship... See more » | Add synopsis »
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quirky piece of work.... I sure did like it though See more (34 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alec Baldwin ... Peter Hoskins

Meg Ryan ... Rita Boyle

Kathy Bates ... Leah Blier

Ned Beatty ... Dr. Boyle

Patty Duke ... Mrs. Boyle

Richard Riehle ... Jerry Blier

Stanley Tucci ... Taylor
Sydney Walker ... Old Man

Rocky Carroll ... Tom

Debra Monk ... Aunt Dorothy
Ray Gill ... Uncle Fred
Ward Ohrman ... Minister

Annie Golden ... Tin Market Musician
Frank Carillo ... Tin Market Musician

Sally Murphy ... Bridesmaid #1

Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Bridesmaid #2 (as Salli Richardson)
Victoria Haas ... Bridesmaid #3
Fern Persons ... Elderly Woman
JoBe Cerny ... Clerk
Josette DiCarlo ... Mother in Train Station
Peter Lloyd ... Jamaican Waiter
Richard C.W. Schutz ... Partygoer
Lucina Paquet ... Dancing Woman
Glendon Gabbard ... Dancing Man
Rob Riley ... Mr. Sokol
Jane Alderman ... Mrs. Sokol

Peter Hudson ... Hotel Band - Sax
Paul Hussey ... Hotel Band - Flute
Ozzie Wilkins ... Hotel Band - Trumpet
Robert Lindo ... Hotel Band - Trombone
Eric Miller ... Hotel Band - Piano
Andrew Fatta ... Hotel Band - Drums
Brian Jobson ... Hotel Band - Electric Guitar
Peter Couch ... Piano Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Nazimek ... Office Employee (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman René 
Writing credits
Craig Lucas (play)

Craig Lucas (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Gruskoff .... producer
Michael I. Levy .... producer
Craig Lucas .... co-producer
Catherine Meyers .... field producer: EPK
Jennifer Ogden .... executive producer
Norman René .... co-producer
Deborah Schindler .... associate producer
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
Cinematography by
Stefan Czapsky 
Film Editing by
Stephen A. Rotter 
Casting by
Natalie Hart 
Jason La Padura 
Production Design by
Andrew Jackness 
Art Direction by
W. Steven Graham 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Chang Binns  (as Jennifer Chang)
Cindy Carr 
Costume Design by
Walker Hicklin 
Makeup Department
Lisa Collins .... additional makeup artist
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist
Jacquie Gareave .... hair stylist: Jamaica
Jacquie Gareave .... makeup artist: Jamaica
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist
Tom Lucas .... makeup artist
Alan E. Schubert .... hair stylist
Gunnar Swanson .... hair stylist: Jamaica
Gunnar Swanson .... makeup artist: Jamaica
Kathe Swanson .... hair stylist
Kathe Swanson .... makeup artist
Production Management
JoAnn M. Laub .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Ogden .... unit production manager
Jane Raab .... production supervisor: New York
Natalie Thompson .... production manager: Jamaica
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Adler .... first assistant director: New York
Julie A. Bloom .... second assistant director (as Julie Bloom)
Ellie Smith .... second second assistant director
Michael E. Steele .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul V. Allen Sr. .... gang boss (as Paul Allen)
Jeff Balsmeyer .... storyboard artist
Edward England .... construction coordinator
Karen Fletcher Trujillo .... set designer (as Karen Fletcher)
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master: New York
Kristen Kelly .... lead
Ray Kluga .... art director: New York
Anne McDermott .... lead person: New York
Michael Milgrom .... property master
Tyler Osman .... construction foreman
Susan Raney .... set decorator: New York (as Sue Raney)
Jon Ringbom .... scenic artist
Raymond M. Samitz .... construction coordinator: New York
Timothy W. Tiedje .... property master: Chicago
Lexa Van Doren .... art department assistant
Maxine Walters .... art director: Jamaica
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Jeffrey Rollins .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Converso .... apprentice sound editor
Keiko Deguchi .... assistant adr editor
Gerald Donlan .... assistant adr editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
David Grossack .... assistant sound editor
Michael Jacobi .... adr editor
Les Lazarowitz .... sound mixer
Kevin Lee .... sound editor
Bitty O'Sullivan-Smith .... sound editor
Jac Rubenstein .... assistant sound editor
James Sabat .... sound mixer: Jamaica
Louis Sabat .... boom operator: Jamaica
Dan Sable .... supervising sound editor
Lynn Sable .... first assistant sound editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Susan M. Wagner .... assistant sound editor (as Susan Wagner)
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Jeffrey A. Williams .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Sam Barkan .... special effects
Guy Clayton Jr. .... special effects
Jerry Lieberman .... special effects technician
Paul Meehan .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor
Andy Hudson .... visual effects
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Alphonse Blumenthal .... best boy electric
Norman Buck .... key grip: New York
John F. Cassidy .... dolly grip: Jamaica
Eugene F. Crededio .... gaffer
Michael Green .... first assistant camera: New York
Roderick 'Sprinter' Levy .... best boy grip: Jamaica
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip (as Mike Morgan)
Dennis J. Lootens .... rigging gaffer
Bradley T. Matthys .... best boy grip
Danial Miller .... dolly grip (as Danny Miller)
Frank Miller .... camera operator
Kevin Murphy .... best boy grip: Jamaica
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... second assistant camera (as Billy Nielson Jr.)
Peter Norman .... camera operator: New York
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Royburn 'Sugar' Thompson .... grip: Jamaica
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera
William Ward .... gaffer: New York
Keith Wheeler .... best boy electric: Jamaica
William Allen Jr. .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Laura Adler .... casting assistant
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting (as Catherine Holzer-Ballowe)
Suzanne Jobson .... extras casting: Jamaica
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Joan Philo .... extras casting
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting
Susan Wieder .... casting associate: Chicago
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene Ferrari .... key costumer: New York
Ruth Francis .... costumer: Jamaica
Jennifer Jobst .... costume supervisor
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... costumer: Alec Baldwin (as Mitchell Kenney)
Cathy Newport-Logan .... costumer
Gina Panno .... costumer
Jennifer Weiss .... wardrobe department assistant
Editorial Department
Scott Bokun .... assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Richard Friedlander .... first assistant editor
Agnes Grandits .... apprentice editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Fred C. Vitale .... assistant editor (as Fred Vitale)
Steve Kraus .... editing systems technician (uncredited)
Music Department
Vince Caro .... assistant scoring engineer
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Homer Denison .... orchestrator
John Moses .... musician
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Nic Ratner .... assistant music editor
Howard Shore .... conductor
Lia Vollack .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Calvin Chin .... transportation captain
Richard Deangelo .... transportation coordinator
Wayne Jobson .... transportation coordinator: Jamaica
Other crew
Jacolyn Baker .... location manager
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service
Jeremy Francis .... location manager: Jamaica
Jack W. Haddox .... production auditor
Don J. Hug .... assistant location manager
West Humphries .... caterer
Mary A. Kelly .... script supervisor (as Mary Kelly)
Ernie Malik .... publicist
Rob McEntegart .... production legal
Deb K. Oyer .... production coordinator
Jacqui Popelka .... production coordinator
Thomas Reilly .... teamster captain: New York
Diana Schmidt .... production coordinator: New York
Douglas Tirola .... production assistant
Juan E. Torres .... location manager
Michael Vieira .... assistant: Alec Baldwin
Steve Kraus .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Dominic Marcus .... adr supporting artist (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for language (sex related dialogue)
105 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

In the original stage production, Mary-Louise Parker played Rita Boyle.See more »
Continuity: When Peter is first in Rita's apartment and she unbuttons his shirt he sits down and the width his shirt is apart changes between shots.See more »
Rita's a busman's holiday with you!See more »
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Only The Blues Will DoSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
quirky piece of work.... I sure did like it though, 5 May 2006
Author: Nina Savino from New York

I voted this film a little low only because there is magnificent competition out there, masterfully crafted stuff perfect from alpha to omega... despite my lower end vote, I enjoyed the heck out of this work by the end of the film.

First I should say, I only tuned in because of the cast, I knew nothing else about the film except the quickie blurb in the TV guide.

I thought it started out a little odd and choppy. The early "dating" scenes though only from 1992, seemed a bit unnatural and "dated" - (and made me wonder if when I was young and starting to fall in love, I was ever really that hokey and scripted) but I hung in there... I had hopes the film would go somewhere other just "another Hollywood love story" - boy, did I get my wish.

I honestly didn't see the turn of fantastical events coming, Lukas snuck them in softly allowing the viewer to discover for themself before the reveal... but once I did, I was hooked right in, line and sinker.

Other opinion writers have given the details in their "spoilers." I don't think I need to, but I would like to say to those who haven't yet seen this film to suspend your sense of disbelief with a heart open enough to hear the quiet breathing of someone you love while they are sleeping miles away from you.

By the end of this film, I was very glad I took the time and highly recommend it for any but the most cynical and insensitive of clods.

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