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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Daniel G. Sullivan (written by) &
Fredric LeBow (written by)
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Release Date:
21 April 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A story about love at second sight.
Plot:
Ticket collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(153 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sandra Bullock ... Lucy

Bill Pullman ... Jack

Peter Gallagher ... Peter

Peter Boyle ... Ox

Jack Warden ... Saul

Glynis Johns ... Elsie

Micole Mercurio ... Midge
Jason Bernard ... Jerry

Michael Rispoli ... Joe Jr.

Ally Walker ... Ashley Bacon

Monica Keena ... Mary
Ruth Rudnick ... Wanda

Marcia Wright ... Celeste
Dick Cusack ... Dr. Rubin
Thomas Q. Morris ... Man in Peter's Room
Bernie Landis ... Doorman
James Krag ... Dalton Clarke

Rick Worthy ... Orderly

Marc Grapey ... Intern
Joel Hatch ... Priest

Mike Bacarella ... Mr. Fusco

Peter Siragusa ... Hot Dog Vendor
Gene Janson ... Man in Church

Krista Lally ... Phyllis
Kevin Gudahl ... Cop at ICU

Ann Whitney ... Blood Donor Nurse
Margaret Travolta ... Admitting Nurse
Shea Farrell ... Ashley's Husband

Kate Reinders ... Beth

Susan Messing ... Celeste's Friend
Richard Pickren ... Lucy's Father
Megan Schaiper ... Young Lucy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dobie Maxwell ... Mailman (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

Directed by
Jon Turteltaub 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Daniel G. Sullivan (written by) &
Fredric LeBow (written by)

Produced by
Steve Barron .... executive producer
Roger Birnbaum .... producer
Jonathan Glickman .... associate producer
Elaine Johnson .... associate producer
Joe Roth .... producer
Arthur M. Sarkissian .... executive producer (as Arthur Sarkissian)
Charles J.D. Schlissel .... co-producer
Susan Stremple .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
Phedon Papamichael (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
 
Casting by
Amanda Mackey Johnson  (as Amanda Mackey)
Cathy Sandrich 
 
Production Design by
Garreth Stover 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
 
Set Decoration by
Larry Dias 
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Cox 
 
Makeup Department
Deborah K. Dee .... hair stylist (as Deborah Dee)
Whitney James .... makeup artist
Elaina P. Schulman .... key hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Jamie Sue Weiss .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Katherine E. Beyda .... production supervisor
Pat Rand .... post-production manager: Caravan Pictures
Charles J.D. Schlissel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Franklin .... first assistant director
Aiman A. Humaideh .... second second assistant director
Sandra M. Middleton .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
David J. Chamerski .... assistant property master
Daniel B. Clancy .... lead man
William Dambra .... property master
Marcie Friedman .... art department coordinator
Harry N. Haase .... head painter
Amelia Hochberg .... assistant set decorator
Aaron C. Holden Jr. .... props assistant
Tyler Osman .... construction coordinator
Suzan Wexler .... set designer
William Allen Jr. .... set dresser (uncredited)
Paul V. Allen Sr. .... gang boss (uncredited)
Anthony Joseph Fatigato .... painter (uncredited)
Tom Osman .... laborer (uncredited)
Troy Osman .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Beardwood .... dialogue editor
James Beshears .... adr supervisor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Joe Earle .... sound effects editor
Curt Frisk .... production sound
Ann Hadsell .... foley recordist
John Haeny .... sound effects supervisor
Robin Harlan .... foley walker
J. Paul Huntsman .... supervising sound editor
Stephen Janisz .... adr editor
Gary Lewis .... dialogue editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley walker
Gary Mundheim .... foley editor
Rebecca Nicolaou .... assistant sound editor
Jeanine Payne .... first assistant sound editor
Jeff Rosen .... foley supervisor (as Jeffrey Rosen)
Adam Sawelson .... dialogue editor
Blair Scheller .... boom operator
Blair Scheller .... utility sound
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey A. Williams .... boom operator (as Jeff Williams)
 
Special Effects by
Paul H. Anderson .... special effects foreman
Guy Clayton Jr. .... special effects coordinator
Dieter Sturm .... special effects snowmaker
Yvonne Sturm .... snowmaker (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Stephan Choiniere .... stunts
James Fierro .... stunts (as Jim Fierro)
Rick Le Fevour .... stunt coordinator
Carl Paoli .... stunts
Linda Perlin .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Bertone .... electrician
Alphonse Blumenthal .... best boy electric (as Al Blumentahl)
Fernando M. Briones .... grip
Eugene F. Crededio .... gaffer: Chicago
Chris Freres .... best boy grip (as Chris J. Freres)
John P. Friday .... electrician
John Hudecek .... dolly grip
Robert Krzeminski .... grip
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera
Morgan Michael Lewis .... key grip
Anthony J. Lullo .... electrician
Hope A. Nielsen .... second assistant camera
Wally Pfister .... camera operator (as Walter Pfister)
Mark Purkart .... grip
John S. Robertson .... rigging key grip (as John Robertson)
Rafael E. Sánchez .... gaffer
Michael P. Weinstein .... still photographer
Frank Yario Jr. .... video assist
Steven Silverstein .... camera loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rick Boynton .... casting associate: Chicago
Elizabeth Lang .... casting associate
Regina Prokop .... extras casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kimberly Guenther Durkin .... costume supervisor (as Kimberly Guenther)
Kaye Nottbusch .... set costumer
Heather Pollock .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
John Axelrad .... digital assistant editor
David Orr .... color timer
Mark E. Phillips .... apprentice editor
David Rennie .... first assistant editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
John M. Vitale .... apprentice editor
Steve Kraus .... editing systems technician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... consultant: musical score
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator
John La Salandra .... music editor (as John Lasalandra)
Dennis S. Sands .... music recordist (as Dennis Sands)
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Joseph R. Thygesen .... assistant music editor (as Joe Thygesen)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
George DiLeonardi .... transportation coordinator
James Hogan .... transportation captain (as James A. Hogan)
Timothy J. Maxwell .... transportation captain
Robert Wallace .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alicia Accardo .... script supervisor
Robin E. Agron .... assistant location manager
Tony Alda .... adr voice
Newell Alexander .... adr voice
Patricia J. Amaral .... first assistant accountant
Tom Amundsen .... adr voice
Dana Armonda .... production secretary
Julian Bratolyubov .... supervising copyist
Mark Brunetz .... assistant: Ms. Bullock (as Mark H. Brunetz)
Mitch Carter .... adr voice (as Mitch David Carter)
Melissa K. Cooper .... production coordinator
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Deirdre De Tappan .... assistant: Mr. Dowd, Caravan Pictures
Ned Dowd .... head of production: Caravan Pictures
Wileen Dragovan .... assistant location manager
Sidney Edwards .... technical advisor
Ike Eisenmann .... adr voice
Elisa Gabrielli .... adr voice (as Elisa Pensler-Gabrielli)
Jack W. Haddox .... production accountant
Julie Herman .... production assistant
Peter Hollocker .... production assistant
Don J. Hug .... location manager
Adrienne King .... adr voice
Patricia S. Kingery .... assistant accountant
Marc Klein .... assistant: Mr. Turteltaub
Donna Lynn Leavy .... adr voice
Cheryl McHugh .... assistant accountant
Leslie Mikol .... production assistant
Mary Mooney .... assistant: Ms. Stremple
Tawny Moyer .... adr voice
Gerald F. Nichols .... production assistant
Rosemary Orlando .... assistant production coordinator
Kim Plant .... assistant: Mr. Roth, Caravan Pictures
Dennis Tufano .... adr voice
Marlena Wilkens .... assistant: Mr. Birnbaum, Caravan Pictures
Braden Wright .... unit publicist
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice
Lauren Lloyd .... studio executive (uncredited)
Moira Michiels .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Sian Rees-Cleland .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Charles Geocaris .... special thanks (as Charlie Geocaris)
Mike Himelstein .... special thanks
 
Crew verified as complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG for some language
Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nicole Kidman auditioned to play Lucy.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The monitor in the ICU shows Peter's blood pressure to be 29/11, not sustainable for life and his heart rate is 80, too high for a coma. The line showing his heart rate is also flat which is what happens when the heart stops beating.See more »
Quotes:
Jack:You suck!
Peter:I suck, or the outfit sucks?
Jack:It's a toss-up.
See more »
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Soundtrack:
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOWSee more »

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31 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A Sleepy Little Slice of Bullock, 22 September 2005
Author: Bogmeister from United States

This was the picture which proved things could be all about Sandra Bullock. "Speed" - one year earlier - showed this. This picture proved it. A lot of people nowadays make fun of a typical Bullock picture and speak of her as negligible in this day and age. They probably forget or were never aware that she was hailed as America's new sweetheart back in '95 and it was no idle chatter. There are very few actresses who can carry a picture on their own slight shoulders - I mean, really make it a success. Sure, Bill Pullman helped, but this really was Sandra all the way, in a sappy, soapy, cliché-ridden slight story of sudden romance usually very hard to buy into. But because Sandra is there on the screen throughout nearly every frame, it all works out, and you're rooting for her happiness in the final few minutes even knowing very well what is about to happen. It's like you've seen it all before, but Sandra makes you want to see it again. We are all very fortunate, those of us who have seen this story, that it was Sandra in the central role and not someone like (shudder) Demi Moore. And if a guy is really fortunate, he may meet someone like Sandra in real life.

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