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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

 -  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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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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Through the good times. Through the bad times. When a Man Loves a Woman it's for all times. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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£1,634,249 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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The movie was based on ten pages of notes written by Orson Welles. See more »

Goofs

When Michael approaches Amy and her family in the Asian restaurant, the caption says they are speaking Chinese. They are actually speaking Vietnamese. See more »

Quotes

Alice Green: No Michael, we're supposed to try to be real. And when you feel alone, you are not together, and that is real.
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Referenced in Frasier: When a Man Loves Two Women (1999) See more »

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El Gusto (Son Huasteco)
Written by Elpidio Ramírez (as Elpidio Ramirez)
Performed by Los Lobos
Courtesy of Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Incredible insight
9 March 2003 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This movie has me in tears throughout; it portrays the mixed

feelings, emotions and total confusion of an alcoholic wife and

mother so perfectly - and I should recognize them, as an alcoholic

of 10 years myself. Especially moving is the wonderful

performance of the elder child "Jessie" - an amazing achievement

in one so young. It certainly strengthened my resolve never to go

down that path again. I recommend it to all families of alcoholics

for an insight into our way of thinking - our shame, our inability to

control our own addiction, and the possibilty of real recovery.

Thank you, all involved.


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