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Writer (WGA):
Morgan Ward (written by)
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Release Date:
28 April 1995 (USA) See more »
Warning: This is only a love story. Do not try this at home.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Baldwin ... Garet

John Leguizamo ... Sergio

Sadie Frost ... Hattie

Erika Eleniak ... Stephanie Potts

Michael Lerner ... Perry

Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Linzer

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Mr. Linzer

Mike Starr ... Sgt. Zikowski

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Jerry
Floyd Vivino ... Ass pincher

Babs Chula ... Ass pincher's wife
Tony Perri ... Man in car

Randy Butcher ... Driver
Lesley Kelly ... Jail policewoman / Desk officer
Jennifer Rolin ... Maid
Elena Kudaba ... Mrs. Olden
Michael McCullough ... Bartender
Derrick Patterson ... Man #1 in bar
Robert Arthur Wilson ... Man #2 in bar (as Rob Wilson)
Louis Strauss ... Old man
Philip Williams ... Officer in car
Ann Holloway ... Nurse
Gene Mack ... Police officer
Jonathan Allore ... Man at party
Michael Tait ... Mr. Potts
Barbara Franklin ... Garden party woman
Doug Hoyle ... Biker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Crenna ... Tom Lumpke (uncredited)
Jim Reischl ... Streetcar Bumb (uncredited)

Directed by
Joshua Brand 
Writing credits
Morgan Ward (written by)

Produced by
Mark Gordon .... producer
Barbara Kelly .... co-producer
Allison Lyon Segan .... co-producer
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
Cinematography by
John Schwartzman 
Film Editing by
David Rosenbloom 
Casting by
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond  (as Cathy Sandrich)
Amanda Mackey  (as Amanda Mackey Johnson)
Production Design by
Dan Davis 
Art Direction by
Peter Grundy 
Set Decoration by
Jaro Dick 
Costume Design by
Bridget Kelly 
Makeup Department
Paul R.J. Elliot .... key hair stylist
Mary-Lou Green-Benvenuti .... hair stylist
Teresa Robinson .... makeup artist
Katherine Southern .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Barbara Kelly .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clare Cullen .... trainee assistant director
Rocco Gismondi .... second assistant director
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director
Anthony Tedesco .... trainee assistant director
Rose Tedesco .... third assistant director
Art Department
Paul D. Austerberry .... assistant art director
Cameron S. Brooke .... key scenic artist
Robert C. Brooke .... lead scenic artist
Christopher Geggie .... property master
Mark Harman .... assistant property master
Mike Harris .... on-set dresser
Robert James .... assistant set decorator
Marilyn Kiewiet .... art department coordinator
Elis Lam .... assistant art director (as Elis Y. Lam)
Mark O'Donoghue .... carpenter
Greg Pelchat .... property master
Victor 'Chikko' Quon .... assistant head painter
Dave Rosa .... head painter
John 'Butch' Rose .... swing gang (as John C. Rose)
Michael Shocrylas .... second assistant art director
Donald Vandewater .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Odin Benitez .... electronic sound effects editor
Bruce Carwardine .... sound mixer
Robert Fitzgerald .... dialogue editor
Randall Guth .... foley editor
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
Deidre Leonard .... second assistant foley editor
Gail K. Markley .... supervising sound editors assistant
Peter Melnychuk .... boom operator
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
John O. Wilde .... sound effects editor
Dan Zimmerman .... first assistant foley editor
Dean A. Zupancic .... re-recording mixer
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bob Hall .... special effects coordinator
Arthur Langevin .... special effects assistant coordinator
Martin Malivoire .... special effects: fire
Jim Reischl .... special effects technician
Shane Cardwell .... stunt coordinator
Shane Cardwell .... stunt double: Garet
Danny Lima .... sergio stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Alanthwaite .... gaffer
Barry Barber .... grip
Steve Cocks .... grip
Yvonne Collins .... second assistant camera
Stephen Crosbie .... camera trainee
Gordon Eldridge .... best boy electric
John Eldridge .... generator operator
Gail Harvey .... still photographer
Delroy P. Jarrett .... electrician
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip
John Scott MacDonald .... dolly grip
Rod MacNeil Jr. .... electrician
Graeme Parcher .... camera trainee
John Platt .... first assistant camera
Neil Seale .... camera operator
Samuel Turturici .... grip
Rick Waddell .... electrician
Ron Yolevsky .... best boy grip
Casting Department
Deirdre Bowen .... casting: Canada
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Elizabeth Lang .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marlene Chapelle .... assistant costume supervisor
Michael Clancy .... costume supervisor
Erin Folsey .... assistant costume designer
Richard Krough .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Craig Nisker .... assistant film editor: Toronto
Sarah Peddie .... assistant film editor: Toronto
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Richmond Riedel .... first assistant film editor
Marianne Urioste .... second assistant film editor
Location Management
Alix Davis .... assistant location manager
Marty Dejczak .... assistant location manager
Anne Richardson .... location manager
Music Department
Bob Bowman .... assistant music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Sean M. Hickey .... music preparation
J.A.C. Redford .... conductor
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Transportation Department
Jason C. Gates .... Picture Car Builder/Mechanic
Other crew
Janine Anderton .... production coordinator
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
G. Michael Currie .... production assistant
Denise Dobbs .... assistant: Mr. Brand
Marco Kyris .... stand-in
Kelly Moon .... script supervisor
Marlee Novak .... assistant: Mr. Kelly
Rick Parker .... animal handler
Lisa-Mae Petropoulos .... assistant: Mr. Brand
Jayna Schlegel .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Valerie Sheppard .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Abigail Tucker .... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Braden Wright .... unit publicist (as Darryl Wright)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Burning Love" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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Rated PG for mild language
94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | UK:PG (video premiere) | USA:PG
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Johnny Depp turned down the role of Garet.See more »
Stephanie Potts:Let me explain something to you about the world. I've seen it. And if you think that once you leave, men get smarter
[shakes her head]
Stephanie Potts:they don't.
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String Quartet No. 62See more »


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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A fun, simple comedy with many interesting twists., 20 February 2004
Author: GoMangoMan from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I can't believe the low score this movie has. With only a bit more than 200 votes, i guess not very many people have seen it.

I would give this a 10 out of 10 in the category of the romantic comedy.

The casting is superb. Armin Mueller-Stahl is awesome as always. Joan Plowright, John Leguizamo, Sadie Frost. Each is simply perfect for their characters, and the characters are so varied and interesting. The music is lively and sets the stage nicely for the crazy twists the story takes.

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