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Year of the Comet (1992)

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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Margaret Harwood
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Oliver Plexico
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Philippe
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Nico
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Sir Mason Harwood
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Ian
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Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
Julia McCarthy ...
Landlady
Jacques Mathou ...
Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas ...
Luis
Chapman Roberts ...
John
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Jamie
Andrew Robertson ...
Scottish Farmer
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T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson ...
Snobbish Wine Taster
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Storyline

An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international chase. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> [edited]

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She's mad about wine, he's mad about women - together they've got a lot of bottle. (British video cover) See more »


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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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24 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Very Good Year  »

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$2,791,515 (USA)
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Trivia

Although many viewers take it for granted that the comet of the title is Halley's Comet, this is not specifically stated in the film. In fact, the comet of the title was the Great Comet of 1811 (formally designated C/1811 F1 by astronomers). Halley's Comet, which appears only every 75 to 76 years, appeared in 1758 and 1835; it did not appear in 1811. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret Harwood goes to the MacPherson Castle and encounters Philippe in the shots showing Margaret's face, you can see a hair stuck up on her head. When Philippe's face is shown you can see Margaret's hair is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Harwood: [Sir Mason and Richard are discussing the winery's business dealings. Margaret has come in after cleaning up from the last tasting] Everything is cleaned up, Father.
Sir Mason Harwood: Thank you, Margaret.
[Margaret remains where she is, Sir Mason looks up]
Sir Mason Harwood: Yes? Is there something else, my dear?
Margaret Harwood: Father, please, when will I be able to go on an outing?
Margaret Harwood: Margaret, we've discussed this...
Margaret Harwood: [interrupts] Father, wines are my life. I love it! And I am passed up time and time again while Richard gets every opportunity!
Richard Harwood: The ...
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Referenced in Monk: Mr. Monk and the Airplane (2002) See more »

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(I JUST NEED A PICK AXE TO BREAK YOUR) HEART OF STONE
Lyrics by Susan Marder
Music by Susan Marder and Hummie Mann
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A wonderful film for a rainy Sunday
27 September 2005 | by (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) – See all my reviews

In an obvious homage to the wacky films of the '40's and '50's, year of the Comet is very good at being what it is - a fluffy film to be enjoyed lightly. It won't cure cancer, it won't change your political ideology, but it will make you smile, laugh, and have a nice 2 hours.

Tim Daly is effortlessly charming and Miss Miller is properly wholesome, as the role demands. Nice one-liners and recurring jokes, a frothy but well-paced plot, and some excellent performances by character actors in supporting roles (I especially love the Scottish mother) make it easy to watch and enjoy.

Well, unless you want explosions and political subtext.


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