The Night We Never Met (1993)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  30 April 1993 (USA)
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Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygiene. Such is his discomfort with his living ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Holder
Yogurt-Eating Date
French Cheese Shopper
Triple Creme Cheese Shopper (as Michael Mastrototaro)
Less / More Cheese Lady
Mary Fulham ...
I'm Double Parked Lady
Excuse Me Shopper
Steven Goldstein ...
3rd Cheese Man
Deli Customer
Pharmacy Clerk


Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygiene. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another flat: he gets two nights a week, the owner (a sleazy frat-boy yuppie named Brian, soon to be married) and Ellen (a would-be painter seeking relief from her boring marriage) each get their separate nights in the flat. Things go extremely well until Sam and Brian swap nights without telling Ellen, who attributes the "nice" things that happen around the place to the slob Brian, while berating the responsible Sam for his hedonistic lifestyle. Written by Murray Chapman <>

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A comedy with room for romance.


Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chassé-croisé  »

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$1,884,814 (USA)

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Score Musicians:
Arthur Baron: Trombone
Steve Elson: Bass clarinet, clarinet & tenor sax
Ralph Olson: Alto sax & clarinet
Steven Bernstein: Fluegelhorn & trumpet
Ronald Zito: Drums
John Beal: Double bass
Marc Ribot: Guitar
Don Leight: Guest soloist
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18 September 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I rented this on a whim, when it first came to video stores in late '93 or early '94. I was so charmed by it that I went back and bought it the next weekend, since I knew it would be cheaper than renting it as much as I knew I would. I watch it all the time, to pick up my spirits after a bad break-up, to commiserate with Sam when the world of love has left me cold, or when I feel a strong need to laugh at French performance artists. I can't recommend it highly enough as a great date movie, great for watching with a group of friends, and maybe best ingested when alone. I LOVE THIS MOVIE. If anyone knows of a soundtrack for it, please post a message.

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