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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)
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Landlady
Jacques Mathou ...
Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas ...
Luis
Chapman Roberts ...
John
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Jamie
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Scottish Farmer
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T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson ...
Snobbish Wine Taster
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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 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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A comedy about romance and other perilous adventures. 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)  »

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A Very Good Year  »

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$2,791,515 (USA)
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David Bamber was listed being in this film in UK Trades when filming started 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

Oliver Plexico: Pssssst! Maggie!
Margaret Harwood: [Maggie looks out the window, leans out a little, then looks down and sees Oliver on the remaining block of the broken wall planter below] What are you doing?
Oliver Plexico: [smiles tiredly] I've come to rescue you!
Margaret Harwood: [looks behind her, then back to Oliver] Don't rescue me, it's a trap!
Oliver Plexico: Sweet, sweet Maggie! I know it's a Goddamned trap! The point is, I've somewhat bungled things. So... you're gonna have to save me.
Margaret Harwood: [stands upright, crossing arms] Are you safe on that thing?
Oliver Plexico: Define safe.
Margaret Harwood: [...]
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pool Guy (1995) 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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Charming and winsome
16 September 2004 | by (Gladstone, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a small film full of heart, a charming, winsome example of how powerful the story of two people can be. Full of humor, breathtaking scenery, and quirky characters, it's an enjoyable film to see again and again.

Tim Daly turned in an engaging performance as the mostly bemused Oliver Plexico. Penelope Ann Miller, later seen to devastating effect in The Shadow, turns in a light but powerful performance as the determined Margaret Harwood. Together, they battle enraged farmers, violent scientists, and each other before true love wins out--and the ending is as charming, quirky, and brow-raising as the rest of the film.

Truly, a wonderfully intimate little film about the perils of the wine business--and falling in love.


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