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French Kiss -- A woman flies to France to confront her straying fianc�, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.

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Writer (WGA):
Adam Brooks (written by)
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Release Date:
5 May 1995 (USA) See more »
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Kate's stuck in a place where anything can happen with a guy who'll make sure that it does
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Meg Ryan ... Kate

Kevin Kline ... Luc Teyssier

Timothy Hutton ... Charlie

Jean Reno ... Inspector Jean-Paul Cardon

François Cluzet ... Bob

Suzan Anbeh ... Juliette

Renée Humphrey ... Lilly

Michael Riley ... M. Campbell
Laurent Spielvogel ... Concierge
Victor Garrivier ... Octave
Elisabeth Commelin ... Claire (as Elizabeth Commelin)
Julie Leibowitch ... Olivia
Miquel Brown ... Sgt. Patton
Louise Deschamps ... Jean-Paul's Girl
Olivier Curdy ... Jean-Paul's Boy
Claudio Todeschini ... Antoine Teyssier
Jerry Harte ... Herb
Thomasine Heiner ... Mom
Joanna Pavlis ... Monotonous Voiced Woman
Florence Soyez ... Flight Attendant

Barbara Schulz ... Pouting Girl

Clément Sibony ... Pouting Boy

Adam Brooks ... Perfect Passenger
Marianne Anska ... Cop #1
Philippe Garnier ... Cop #2 (as Phillippe Garnier)
Frédéric Therisod ... Cop #3
Patrice Juiff ... French Customs Official
Jean Corso ... Hotel George V Desk Clerk
François Xavier Tilmant ... Hotel Waiter
Williams Diols ... Beach Waiter
Mike Johns ... Lucien
Marie-Christine Adam ... Juliette's Mother (as Marie Christine Adam)
Jean-Paul Jaupart ... Juliette's Father
Fausto Costantino ... Beefy Doorman
Jean-Claude Braquet ... Stolen Moto Owner
Dominique Régnier ... Attractive Passport Woman
Ghislaine Juillot ... Jean-Paul Cardon's Wife
Inge Offerman ... German Family
Nicholas Hawtrey ... German Family

Wolfgang Pissors ... German Family
Nikola Obermann ... German Family
Alain Frérot ... Old Man
Dorothée Picard ... Mrs. Cowen
Jean Allain ... Mr. Cowen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Romanuk ... Announcer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lawrence Kasdan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Adam Brooks (written by)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... associate producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Kathryn F. Galan .... producer
Charles Okun .... executive producer
Meg Ryan .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Owen Roizman 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
 
Production Design by
Jon Hutman 
 
Art Direction by
Gérard Viard 
Jean-Claude Frequin (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Kara Lindstrom 
 
Costume Design by
Joanna Johnston 
 
Makeup Department
Loli Avellanas .... hair stylist (as Lolita Avellanas)
Sally Hershberger .... hair stylist: Meg Ryan (as Sally Ann Hershberger)
Delphine Lacaze .... assistant hair stylist
Paul Le Marinel .... makeup artist
Isabelle Legay .... assistant hair stylist
Annick Legout .... assistant makeup artist
Lutz Wesemann .... makeup artist: Meg. Ryan
 
Production Management
Patrick Gordon .... unit manager
Charles Okun .... unit production manager
Olivier Thaon .... unit manager: second unit
Michael Tinger .... post-production supervisor
Suzanne Wiesenfeld .... production supervisor
Fabien Pondevaux .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fanny Aubrespin .... second assistant director
Michel Cheyko .... first assistant director
Christopher Gachet .... second second assistant director (as Christophe Gachet)
Nicolas Gilbert .... trainee assistant director
Charles Okun .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Bevan .... art department trainee
Pierre Boudier .... head carpenter
Hélène Bourgy .... second assistant art director
Frédéric Bénard .... second assistant art director
Jean-René Coulon .... props buyer
Jean-François Cousson .... dressing propman
Rouches Frank .... props buyer
Jean-Paul Gaillot .... head construction grip
Odile Hubert .... upholsterer
Gérard James .... set dresser
Bruno Lefebvre .... props
André Loisif .... head constructor
Delphine Mabed .... art department trainee
André Marchandet .... head plasterer
François Philippi .... props buyer
Laurent Piron .... assistant art director
Gilbert Piéri .... props
Gilles Piéri .... props
Claude Périnet .... head painter
Pierre Thirion .... painter
Michel Vialla .... props
Yvan Hart .... plasterer (uncredited)
Erich W. Schultz .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Stu Bernstein .... supervising sound editor
Bill Burns .... assistant adr editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Samuel Cohen .... boom operator
Julie Feiner .... foley editor
Jessica Gallavan .... adr supervisor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist
David Giammarco .... dialogue editor
Joan Giammarco .... sound effects editor
Mark Gordon .... dialogue editor
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Gregory King .... sound supervisor
Jonathan Klein .... assistant sound editor
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (as Mark A. Lanza)
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Cindy Marty .... adr editor
Karen Minahan .... assistant sound editor
John Murray .... foley supervisor
Stewart Nelsen .... dialogue editor
Rob Nokes .... assistant sound editor
Bob O'Brien .... foley editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Randy Piotroski .... adr recordist
John Pritchett .... production sound mixer
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Roy Seeger .... assistant sound editor
Rodney Sharp .... assistant foley editor (as Rodney Sharpp)
Joel Shryack .... assistant sound editor
Joel Shryack .... boom operator
Karen G. Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Karen Wilson)
 
Special Effects by
Gilbert Piéri .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Carol Ashley .... digital compositor: Cinesite
Richard Bain .... visual effects operator: The Computer Film Company
Stella Bogh .... visual effects operator: The Computer Film Company
Paddy Eason .... visual effects
David Fuhrer .... digital artist: CFC (as Dave Fuhrer)
Dan Glass .... visual effects operator
Rob Hodgson .... visual effects operator: The Computer Film Company (as Rob Hodgeson)
Brad Kuehn .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite
Alison O'Brien .... visual effects producer
Cristin Pescosolido .... digital artist
Jerry Pooler .... visual effects compositor
Janek Sirrs .... visual effects operator: The Computer Film Company
Thomas J. Smith .... digital compositor: Cinesite (as Tom Smith)
Derek Spears .... digital artist: Cinesite
Michele C. Vallillo .... visual effects associate producer: Cinesite
Chris Watts .... visual effects supervisor
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: CFC (uncredited)
Al Magliochetti .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Chad Merriam .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Doug Tubach .... digital compositor (uncredited)
James Valentine .... rotoscope supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunt coordinator
William Cagnard .... stunts
Jean-Claude Lagniez .... stunts
Catherine Robert .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Barougier .... second assistant camera
André Bouladoux .... key grip
David Brisseau .... video assistant
Philippe Cadeau .... best boy electric (as Philip Cadeau)
Claude Debroux .... assistant camera: second unit
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera (as Alan Disler)
Alain Dondin .... electrician
Roland Dondin .... electrician
Rémy Fourneron .... assistant camera: second unit
Etienne George .... still photographer
Jean-Pierre Gesbert .... grip: second unit
Michel Gesbert .... grip: second unit
Guy Guermouth .... generator operator
Jean Guérif .... grip
Rob Hahn .... camera operator
André Haidant .... grip
Gérard Haidant .... grip
Marc Koninckx .... Steadicam operator: second unit
Marc Koninckx .... camera operator: second unit
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer
Sylvain Maillard .... second assistant camera
Patrice Margoteau .... grip: second unit (as Patrice Margotteau)
Jean-Philippe Marier .... grip
Nicola Pecorini .... Steadicam operator
Tom Stern .... gaffer (as Thomas Stern)
Jean-Pierre Supe .... assistant camera: second unit
Alain Tanguy .... electrician
Christian Thurot .... generator operator
Jean-Pierre Voisin .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Franck Baldino .... extras casting assistant
Françoise Combadière .... casting: France
Nathalie Doux .... extras casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jacqueline Perpere .... extras casting
Phil Poulos .... casting associate: USA (as Phil Poulas)
William Pruss .... extras casting
Jennifer Shull .... casting: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nathalie Cercuel .... wardrobe mistress
Marie-José Escolar .... assistant costume designer
Françoise Jutier .... costumer
Germinal Rangel .... wardrobe supervisor
Florence Sadaune .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Laura Brownson .... post-production coordinator
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Sam Citron .... assistant editor
Glenn Cunningham .... second assistant editor
Julie Janata .... assistant editor
Mark Livolsi .... first assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... color grader
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Joëlle Taar .... apprentice film editor
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
Andy Bass .... scoring crew
Danny Benair .... music consultant
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Marc Gebauer .... scoring crew
James Newton Howard .... orchestrator
Artie Kane .... conductor
Jo Ann Kane .... music preparation
David Marquette .... music recordist
Michael Mason .... score co-producer
David Olson .... assistant music editor
Dennis S. Sands .... music mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Jay Selvester .... scoring crew
Toots Thielemans .... musician: harmonica solo
Jim Weidman .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Elizabeth Wendel .... associate music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jean-Marc Abbou .... transportation coordinator
François-Xavier Avazeri .... driver: wardrobe truck (as François Avazeri)
Oreste Canakis .... driver
Bernard Chateau .... driver: insert car, second unit
Alain Domínguez .... driver
Pierre Eugene .... driver
Emilio Fernández .... driver
Maurice Lebon .... driver
Joseph Rodegher .... driver
Hervé Thomas .... driver
Pierre Vimont .... driver
 
Other crew
Sharon Aiken .... assistant: Ms. Ryan
Michel Allaire .... stand-in: Mr. Kline
Christine Baer .... assistant: Mr. Okun (as Christine A. Baer)
Marie Barré .... production trainee
Barbara Berkery .... dialogue coach
Geoffrey Carey .... dialogue coach
Rashid Chinchanwala .... financial director: Working Title Films
Blake Dawson .... stand-in: Mr. Hutton
Laetitia Dom .... production secretary
Juliette Dow .... assistant to executive producers: Working Title Films
Sophie Drouin .... administrator
Cathy Dutheil .... production secretary
Jean-Pierre Dutheil .... action cars coordinator
Bill Edwards .... publicist
Josh Elliott .... post-production office assistant
Philippe Fetet .... stand-in: Mr. Reno
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (as Pittard-Sullivan-Fitzgerald)
Jane Frazer .... head of production: Working Title Films
Janine Gold .... assistant: Mr. Bevan and Mr. Galan (as Janine R. Gold)
Pierre Gralhon .... location manager
Amelia Granger .... assistant to executive producers: Working Title Films
Jacques Grousset .... caterer
Serge Grünberg .... consultant: French Dialogs
Deborah Harding .... assistant head of production: Working Title Films
Debra Hayward .... head of development: Working Title Films
Andy Hennigan .... supervising accountant
Rachel Holroyd .... legal advisor: Working Title Films
Greg Jones .... insurance
Gil Kenny .... assistant location manager
Michael Kuhn .... big cheese
Arnaud Le Bozec .... stand-in: Mr. Cluzet
Sabine Lenoël .... stand-in: Ms. Anbeh
Olivier Lhoste .... location manager
Christel Lubrano .... production trainee
Colette Martin .... production accountant
Joëlle Meffre .... assistant accountant
Sally Morgan .... assistant accountant
Angela Morrison .... head of business affairs: Working Title Films
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance
Aurélia Petit .... stand-in: Ms. Ryan
Dominique Piat .... script supervisor
Billy Pittard .... title designer (as Pittard-Sullivan-Fitzgerald)
Philippe Re .... assistant location manager
Hugh Ross .... assistant: Mr. Kasdan
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance
Aaron Ryder .... production coordinator: Working Title Films, Los Angeles
Regine Schoof .... assistant accountant
Ed Sullivan .... title designer (as Pittard-Sullivan-Fitzgerald)
Claudio Todeschini .... dialogue coach
Valentine Traclet .... assistant script: second unit
Anne Ward .... assistant: Mr. Kasdan
Blanche Wiesenfeld .... production coordinator
Maurice Williams .... post-production office assistant
Patrick Boshart .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Daugherty .... special thanks
Deana Elwell .... special thanks
Rick Finkelstein .... special thanks
Peter D. Graves .... special thanks (as Peter Graves)
Mister MacLeod .... thanks
Mistress MacLeod .... thanks
Marc Meyer .... thanks
Aline Perry .... special thanks
Malcolm Ritchie .... special thanks
Stewart Till .... special thanks
Mark Wolfe .... special thanks
 
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and drug references
Runtime:
111 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Chile:TE | Finland:K-8 | France:U | Germany:6 (bw) | Iceland:L | Peru:PT | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | UK:12 (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #33776)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"You can't leave Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower." At least twice, Kate misses seeing the tower, once as the car she is in passes the Trocadéro, and next when the tower lights go out at night, just right after she turns her head towards it. Then she sees, reflected in a shop window, the top of what she thinks is the tower, but when she turns to look, the buildings are hiding the entire view. Meanwhile, the window has been opened so that when she turns back, she can't even see the reflection. Finally, when she is leaving Paris, she sees it from the window of the train.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The length of the telephone wire when Kate calls Charlie.See more »
Quotes:
Luc:You were how old when you lost it?
Kate:It? What "it"?
Luc:You know, *it*. Your, uh, flower.
Kate:My flow... oh!
[indignant]
Kate:My flower is none of your business!
Luc:I ask you because some people, they rush towards that fateful moment, their bodies bursting to discover. Others, they guard it like some precious gift.
Kate:And you, I suppose, rushed.
Luc:Like a bull.
Kate:Yeah, I have a picture in my mind. It's very clear.
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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Cute film, 19 July 2003
Author: Julien (jrf@arianrod.com) from Omaha, Neb

A Francophile will probably like this film. I did. Meg Ryan plays a woman who's on the verge of marrying a Canadian, so she's denounced her American citizenship. She's also afraid of flying so she stays home while her fiance goes to Paris on business. Things take a turn for the worse when he calls, saying he's met the woman of his dreams and he's staying in France.

Frantic to get back her man, she boards a plane. Next to her sits a French thief, beautifully played by Kevin Kline, who has problems of his own, most notably how to smuggle a diamond necklace out of the country.

It's a character-driven plot that Cary Grant would have loved - two people who are seemingly so "repelled" by each other but all they need are the right elements to fall in love. I'm generally not a fan of the romantic-comedy, but the French setting sucked me in as did a supporting role played by the always excellent Jean Reno.

As for the authenticity of Kline's accent, I had a good friend from France who claimed it was "formidable." So there.

Very entertaining and worth a watch.

Want more French choices? Try "Frantic" with Harrison Ford, it's Hitchcockian; "Green Card," who can resist Depardieu?; and my all-time favorite Meg Ryan film "Addicted to Love." It's a great black comedy and it has the sizzlingly sexy Tcheky Karyo. "C'est magnifique!"

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