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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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Amy
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Gary
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Walter
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Pam
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Madras Tie Guy
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Janet
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Shannon
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Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
Bari K. Willerford ...
Malcolm
James Jude Courtney ...
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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£1,634,249 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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Tom Hanks and Debra Winger were originally cast as Michael and Alice Green. See more »

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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: It's horrifying how much you can hate yourself for being low and weak and he couldn't save me from that. So I turned it on him; I tried to empty it onto him. But there was always more, you know. When he tried to help I told him that he made me feel small and worthless. But nobody makes us feel that, we do that for ourselves. I shut him out because I knew if he ever really saw who I was inside, that he wouldn't love me. And we're separated now, he's moved away, and it was so hard not to beg him ...
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Everybody Hurts
Written by Bill Berry (as William Berry), Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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very touchy
6 August 2000 | by (Ont. Canada) – See all my reviews

OK, 1st of all, I`m not the type who goes for this kind a movie. I have seen it accidentally by borrowing a tape from a friend of mine, years ago. When the movie started, I said I`ll give it 10-15 minutes to.... "prove itself". And it did!!! The 1st 10 minutes of the movie are excelent. When Garcia approaches Ryan and they are acting like they "go for each-other". Everybody who watches this scene for the 1st time, will definitely fall for it.

I`m not going to "yeap" about this movie. It is so good(at least I liked it) that I ended up buying it. By now, I have rewatched it a few time and I still didn`t or couldn`t get "over it". Best family drama movie I`ve ever seen. 10 out of 10.


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