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Year of the Comet (1992)

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

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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
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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Oscar winning composer John Barry wrote a score for the film, but it was rejected and a new one written by Hummie Mann was subsequently commissioned. 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

Sir Mason Harwood: A lawyer friend of mine acts for an estate in Scotland, on the Isle of Skye. His client, an absentee landlord, has recently died, and this lawyer has asked me to dispose of the wine cellar.
[hands Margaret a package]
Sir Mason Harwood: Legal documents and other data are all in here.
Margaret Harwood: Oh, thank you, Father!
[throws her arms around her father]
Margaret Harwood: I swear, I won't disappoint you!
Sir Mason Harwood: [hugs Margaret, and quickly breaks the embrace] Well, that's quite enough sentiment for one day, Margaret.
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Movie (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

EINEKLEINE NACHTMUSIK
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
Published by Software Music BMI
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg
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A Beautiful Lass in Beautiful Scenery
16 August 2000 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

This film is seen by quite a few people as a bit of a turkey but I liked it very much. One other correspondent said he watched it for Ian Richardson and Nick Brimble but my main reason for watching it was Penelope Ann Miller (as with Other People's Money). She's just gorgeous and the scene where Timothy Daly says "the first time I saw you I wanted to sleep with you" touched a chord with me. She's the epitome of the beautiful heroine. I'm a bit of a munro-bagger and have climbed a few of the mountains in the background of a few scenes in this film. Hummie Mann produced some nice celtic music for the Scottish scenes. It puzzles me though how Timothy Daly's character could remain so fit looking despite consuming vast quantities of beer (so addicted he'd brink a can of Bud in a sauna). I admit it could have been better given the vast assemblage of talent involved in it but Penelope Ann Miller brightens up the worst turkey.


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