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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dawson Everett
David Beecroft ...
Sinclair Everett
Karla Tamburrelli ...
Countess Sofia di Sarzanello
Palmer Hewitt
Helena Everett (as Nikki de Boer)
Wallace Everett
Angie Nardino
Mel Nardino
Louis Guss ...
Antony Nardino
Falconer Abraham ...
James Mainprize ...
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Gina Nardino, a young saleswoman at the food counter of a posh department store, falls hard for a society stud, and, through a series of accidents, impresses him by taking on the false identity of an Italian contessa. But the masquerade begins to get out of hand when the stud's brother sees through her disguise...and likes what he sees. Written by Kathy Li

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4 April 1994 (USA)  »

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The Contessa  »

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Gina Leonarda Nardino: [mumbling] That was stupid. It was stupid of me; no, it was stupid of you. Stupid.
Dawson Everett: Wait! Are you feeling dizzy, light-headed, nauseous?
Gina Leonarda Nardino: No.
Dawson Everett: Me too! No really, I can recommend this. Gina, don't go. Gina! Be careful. Gina!
Dawson Everett: I dream of Gina with the light brown hair!
Gina Leonarda Nardino: Shut up! Shut up!
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It was Fab!
26 September 2002 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it came out in 1994 and I was very glad to have seen it recently on the WE network. I absolutely love this film. The chemistry between Tea Leoni and D.W. Moffett was extraordinary, not to mention the rest of the cast which is very rare to see that kind of chemistry work. D.W. Moffett's character Dawson was a goodhearted, down to earth, funny and savvy rich guy who never adopted his family's pretentiousness. Not only was Moffett good-looking in this role but he gave life to the character. He was the total dream guy and he played it to perfection. Although as my guy friends would call this a "Chick Flick" I think men would also find this movie a great time to watch. Not only will it spark the romantic in you but it will make you laugh. It's a shame they don't play this movie more often and even more a shame that it's not on sale to buy.

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