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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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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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Jamie
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Scottish Farmer
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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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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 »

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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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References Fantasy Island (1977) 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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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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