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I Love Trouble (1994)

 -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  29 June 1994 (USA)
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Peter Brackett and Sabrina Peterson are two competing Chicago newspaper reporters who join forces to unravel the mystery behind a train derailment.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter Brackett
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Sam Smotherman
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Mando, The Thin Man
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Matt, Chronicle Editor
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Kim
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Jeannie, Peter's Secretary
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Senator Gayle Robbins
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Ray, Justice of the Peace
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Rick Medwick
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Wilson Chess
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Kenny Bacon
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Evans
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Mrs. Virgina Hervey
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Lindy
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Storyline

She's green and eager. He's seasoned and jaded. They're reporters for rival Chicago newspapers assigned to cover the same story. He offers tips and advice; she scoops him. Then, their snappy patter, repartee, and ripostes get romantic even as their competitive juices overflow. Will corrupt scientists at a chemical company whose goats give cancer-causing milk kill the cub and the columnist, or will they escape with their lives and their by-lines to hear wedding bells? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Romance Was Never More Dangerous!

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Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language, sensuality and gunplay | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Love Trouble  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£801,934 (UK) (9 December 1994)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the scene with the "wild goose chase", production staff had 500 geese imported from Iowa to Wisconsin. See more »

Goofs

Peter and Sabrina are told to go to O'Hare Airport in Chicago and catch the overnight plane to Madison, Wisconsin. The drive time from downtown Chicago to downtown Madison is two and a half hours. See more »

Quotes

Peter Brackett: Honey, we've been rescued.
[Peter steps forward, Sabrina, completely naked and wet, grabs him and pulls him back, going from an embarrassed smile to great alarm]
Sabrina Peterson: What are you dong?
[more quietly]
Sabrina Peterson: Don't do this to me, please.
Peter Brackett: [chuckling] Was I hearing things, or did you call me a second rate novelist?
Sabrina Peterson: I-I... I was kidding. I've never even read your book. I'm sure it's quite brilliant.
Peter Brackett: Uh-huh
[steps forward; Sabrina is forced to step with him]
Sabrina Peterson: Oh, what are you doing? Walk backwards!
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Referenced in Home Movies: Business & Pleasure (2002) See more »

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GOOD MORNING CHICAGO
Written and Arranged by Steve Tyrell and Bill Rechenback
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User Reviews

 
Mindless fun, a romance of bickering journalists
12 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Well, I wouldn't exactly describe this as a timeless classic, a thought provoking movie, or one of the legendary love stories of the silver screen. Still, it's a fun romance and an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours.

The tale revolves around two rival Chicago reporters, one relatively novice, Sabrina Peterson, the other the more seasoned, well known Peter Brackett, who are both hot on the trail of a train derailment story. Of course competition between them is intense (and so at times is the chemistry) as the two exchange false leads, fibs, barbs, and witty repartee. Lots of predictable action, chases, and mystery as to the identity of the bad guys.

The lovely, always endearing Julia Roberts plays the journalistic sharp cookie, Sabrina, with Nick Nolte convincing in the role of her rival, Brackett. At least the pair are not hopping into bed within the first half hour (in refreshing contrast to most modern films), leaving a little time for storytelling and character development.

This is definitely describable as a "flick" (for guys or chicks); its spirit is in keeping with its title. Personally, I'm a great Julia Roberts fan. This isn't her best picture but, nevertheless, it's quite watchable.


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