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Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends. Unfortunately, due to the alimony payments he has to make to his ... See full summary »

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Leonora
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Rita
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Tom
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Pope
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Harry
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Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends. Unfortunately, due to the alimony payments he has to make to his ex-wife Leonora, the bank refuses to loan him the down payment. Knowing that when she marries again she loses her alimony rights, Gus tries to speed things up by bringing Leonora together with all the potential husbands he can find. Although this approach isn't very successful, it awakens feelings in both of them they didn't know they still had. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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Sometimes love is a stranger. And sometimes it's someone you've known all your life.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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15 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Con quién caso a mi mujer  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,125,424 (USA)
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References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Still It's You
(Theme song)
Written by Michael Gore and Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Phil Perry & Wendy Moten
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Enjoyable film with surprise cast.
14 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this on TV and enjoyed it as much for the cast as well as the light hearted story.

Seeing a thinner younger James Gandolfini with Annabelle Sciorra years prior to the Sopranos was a surprise as well as seeing Vincent D'Onofrio as a shy singing druggist instead of an intense detective or someone on the edge of sanity.

The rest of the supporting players are a tribute to the talent pool available to producers who need to fill background roles with actors with as much talent as the leads.

Luis Guzman does a great job as always along with Dan Hedaya, Bruce Kirby and William Hurt. There is even a too brief appearance by Saverio Guerra as the landscaper driving the truck. If you wondered where you saw him before it was as the laughable Bob character on Ted Danson's enjoyable series Becker.


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