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French Kiss (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 May 1995 (USA)
A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.

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Kate
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Inspector Jean-Paul Cardon
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Bob
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Juliette (as Susan Anbeh)
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Lilly
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Concierge
Victor Garrivier ...
Octave
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Claire (as Elizabeth Commelin)
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Olivia
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Sgt. Patton
Louise Deschamps ...
Jean-Paul's Girl
Olivier Curdy ...
Jean-Paul's Boy
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Storyline

Kate and Charlie have a perfect life planned out before them: buying a house, marriage, kids, the whole works. Kate's fear of flying keeps her in Canada while Charlie goes to Paris for a medical convention. While there Charlie is smitten by the lovely Juliette. He calls off the wedding with Kate and she nervously boards a plane to get him back. She ends up sitting next to the petty French thief Luc Teyssier. He hides a stolen necklace and smuggled grape vine in her bag to get it through customs. Her bag is stolen, the necklace apparently lost, and Kate and Luc head to Cannes -- Luc to find the necklace and Kate get Charlie back. Along the way, Kate and Luc begin having feelings for each other -- which change the course of their lives. Written by poco loco

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Kate's stuck in a place where anything can happen with a guy who'll make sure that it does

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Box Office

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£2,233,239 (UK) (17 November 1995)

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$38,900,000 (USA)
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Star Kevin Kline once commented that friend and regular collaborator Lawrence Kasdan took on yet another genre with this movie - the screwball romantic comedy. Kasdan had previously directed such movies in such various genres as the suspense-thriller in Body Heat (1981), the ensemble comedy-drama The Big Chill (1983), the melodrama The Accidental Tourist (1988), the black comedy I Love You to Death (1990), and the westerns Silverado (1985) and Wyatt Earp (1994). Kasdan though had previously written the romantic comedy Continental Divide (1981) but was not that movie's director. See more »

Goofs

The room service doorknob tag on the bed in the hotel room in Cannes. See more »

Quotes

Kate: So you'd risk everything for this?
Luc: Oui.
Kate: Do anything to have it?
Luc: Oui.
Kate: Get down on your knees and beg?
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Luc: [with feeling] Oui.
Kate: Then what makes you so different from me? Not much. Admit it.
Luc: [laughs] Okay, I admit it.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, we hear the voices of Kate and Luc. They talk, and then he sings the song "Beyond the Sea" en français. See more »

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Feels Like a Woman
Written by Zucchero, Tena Clark
Performed by Zucchero
Produced by Corrado Rusticci
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One of my Favorites!
4 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would basically just like to say that every woman that loves a good romantic comedy should see this movie. I have seen this movie probably over a hundred times and it never gets old. I have it on DVD and yet every time I happen to catch it on TV, I just have to watch it. I know most of the words by heart. Kevin Klein plays the perfect guy you almost love to hate because he makes you so angry for the dumb things he does then turns around and makes you swoon. And then of course Meg Ryan is always the perfect pick for these kinds of films. What can I say other than opposites really do attract in this fun-loving completely romantic movie. This is definitely a classic movie in my mind and a must buy, not rent.


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