MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,482 this week

Year of the Comet (1992)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 1,097 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 11 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 188 titles
created 15 Oct 2010
 
a list of 139 titles
created 08 Mar 2012
 
a list of 5 titles
created 09 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1319 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
 
a list of 144 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Year of the Comet (1992)

Year of the Comet (1992) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Year of the Comet.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In a small village on the border of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, the relationship between a short tempered policeman and his rebellious son becomes even more strenuous when the young man falls for a "wrong" girl.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Albert Finney, Matt Keeslar, Victoria Smurfit
Count Dracula (TV Movie 1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects. Jonathan Harker visits the Count in Transylvania to help him with preparations ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon
Made in Paris (1966)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Maggie Scott (Ann-Margret), a fashion buyer in Paris on her first buying spree where she meets famous fashion designer Mark Fontaine (Louis Jourdan) and he immediately gives her the big ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Ann-Margret, Louis Jourdan, Richard Crenna
Masquerade (1965)
Adventure | Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, Marisa Mell
Le corsaire (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Michèle Alfa, Marcel André, Charles Boyer
Twilight (1944)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Marc Allégret
Stars: Claude Dauphin, Micheline Presle, Louis Jourdan
Double Deal (1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Brian Kavanagh
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Angela Punch McGregor, Diane Craig
Dark Journey (1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of a married man, Paul Gueret, who finds himself drawn to a young laundry worker, Angele. However, when he finds out she is also his employer's mistress, in a furious rage he might do things he'll regret in the future.

Director: Léonard Keigel
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Lilli Palmer, Marie Laforêt
Counterforce (1988)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A team of specialists is dispatched to protect the leader of a Middle Eastern country from a neighboring dictator who has designs on his country.

Director: José Antonio de la Loma
Stars: Simón Andreu, Kabir Bedi, Kevin Bernhardt
Grand Larceny (1987)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A woman who hasn't seen her father in 18 years, learns of his death and goes to his estate in France to carry out his wishes. She then learns that her father was a thief who after getting ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Ritza Brown, James Cossins, Marilu Henner
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Micheline Chevassu is a young, naive woman living in an orphanage. Through classified ads, she has a date with an unknown man. She escapes from the orphanage to go to it, dreaming of the ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin
Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Rosine Luguet, Gabrielle Dorziat
Escapade (1957)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Ralph Habib
Stars: Louis Jourdan, Dany Carrel, Roger Hanin
Edit

Cast

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

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]

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about romance and other perilous adventures. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Very Good Year  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$2,791,515 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 ...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Calzone (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

ALOT OF LIVIN' TO DO
By Lee Adams and Charles Strouse- Strada Music
All rights of Strada Music
Administered by The Songwriters Guild of America
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining
28 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

As someone who very rarely leaves comments, I just want to say how much I have enjoyed this film. In fact the chances are I would have never watched this film, as its not the type of film I would have ever sought out, nor was I ever a fan of the lead stars.

As it was back in 1993 I happened to be working in a video store in which we were only permitted to watch PG films in-store for obvious reasons. This happened to be a new release which I put on one day. Generally I would have put it one and forgot about about it, like so many other films. However I was initially actually attracted to it by its soundtrack, then the fact it was filmed in Britain, made me more interested as at the time I preferred to watch British films, usually for their added realism.

Soon I was hooked to the film, although the acting looked a bit corny, I thought it was deliberate, and the dialogue was actually quite funny in its downbeat style. The story made the film a bit like a road movie with both lead characters initially almost irritated by each other. But the adventure they go on as they hunt for the elusive bottle of rare wine.

By the end of it I was in love with Penelope Ann Miller and almost whooping at Tim Daly. In fact I liked it so much over the course of 18 months I watched it around 25 times! I wouldn't claim its to everyone's taste, however if you want to watch an enjoyable film for a quiet night in, watch Year Of The Comet, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
no DVD available? sojourner22
Wine or Vinegar? Artsygal20
Loved it! mareecod
DVD format for Region 1? swojnar
Want region 1 dvd of this as well brookquilt
Plexico?? vplexico-1
Discuss Year of the Comet (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?