Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult patches. The story is told in flashback by their friends at a restaurant waiting for them to arrive. Written by
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A comedy about love... after marriage.
Did You Know?
Debra Winger did not have another leading role after appearing in this film until 2001. See more
The last basketball game before the end, where Mickey is officiating whilst his friends wait for him at the restaurant, is made to seem to happen in LA. But in the shots of the game floor, the NY Knicks and Madison Square logo is clearly emblazoned on the hardwood. See more
Never say, "famous last words," because they could be.
You're a disturbed person, aren't you?
[Using the exact words - with similar deadpan voice and facial expression - of Jeremy Irons as the character Claus von Bulow replying to a similar comment in the 1990 film, "Reversal of Fortune"
You have no idea.
At one point Billy Crystal's father-in-law moves in with them and drives him crazy by singing the Toyota slogan, "You asked for it...you got it" but he does it just like the commercial. At the end of the credits the father-in-law is reading the paper at the table while Billy Crystal is having breakfast. The father in law starts the slogan but waits about half a minute before finally finishing the line. See more
References An American in Paris
Written and Performed by John Pizzarelli
, Martin Pizzarelli
and Ray Kennedy See more