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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | | Drama, Romance | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

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Malcolm
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Earl
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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.

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What Love Built A Secret Could Destroy... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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$50,021,959 (USA)
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Trivia

When Meg Ryan first hits the booze in the opening scenes, she does so in San Francisco's famous Buena Vista Café in Fisherman's Wharf. It was here that America's first Irish Coffee was first created in 1952. See more »

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When Michael takes the bottles out to the trash, a cameraman can be seen slinking past the open doorway of the house. See more »

Quotes

Michael Green: You are okay?
Alice Green: Never better.
Michael Green: What happened, something at A.A.?
Alice Green: Uh... I'll be okay. It's just a really bad day.
Michael Green: You wanna tell me what's wrong? Something I can do?
Alice Green: Thank you, but...
Michael Green: Can't fix it, unless we know it's broke.
Alice Green: How was your meeting?
Michael Green: First time, I'll get used to it. There was a lot of people there feeling sorry for themselves. It's like an alcoholic has ruined their lives and they'd rather be a victim than try and fix it.
Alice Green: Fix it, huh?
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see people socializing at an A.A. meeting. See more »

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Referenced in Witches of East End: When a Mandragora Loves a Woman (2014) See more »

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Running from Mercy
Written by Rickie Lee Jones and Leo Kottke
Performed by Rickie Lee Jones
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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4 October 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie the first week when it came out and absolutely fell in love with it. My parents were alcoholics and seeing what the little girls had to go through is what made me cry so hard. I could see many reflections of my sister and I in Meg Ryan's daughters. Both her and Andy Garcia's performances were outstanding. I would recommend this movie if you have personally dealt with alcholism, or if you have been the victim of someone's abuse, because it helped me come to terms with some issues that I had been struggling with.


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