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One Fine Day (1996)

The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.

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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander. Written by John H. Henderson <johnh@eng.auburn.edu>

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She was having a perfectly bad day... Then he came along and spoiled it.

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Rated PG for language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 December 1996 (USA)  »

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Un beau jour  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,226,430 (USA) (22 December 1996)

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$46,151,454 (USA)
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George Clooney had actually met Michelle Pfeiffer years before, in the early 80s he had gone on a few dates with Michelle's sister actress Dedee Pfeiffer. See more »

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When Michelle Pfeiffer is in the taxi with George Clooney's phone, he calls her up to give her messages. She then acts totally surprised that they mixed up their cell phones and she has his, but then continues to say he has a meeting at 4, indicating she already knew she had his phone by mistake because she took a phone call for him. See more »

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Melanie: Look, I just called...
Jack Taylor: You just called to check up on me, because you don't really trust me... Sammy, no! Put the gun down!
[Melanie laughs]
Jack Taylor: ...and you only asked me to watch Sammy out of sheer desperation. Part of you would feel safer leaving Sammy at the 9th Street Drop-in Center, *with* LSD, isn't that true?
Melanie: No, that is not true. I just called to warn you that Sammy can get in trouble faster than you can make most women smile. Just be careful, okay?
Jack Taylor: I won't let him out of my sight... hey, ...
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Have I Told You Lately?
Written and Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Exile Productions / Polydor Ltd.
by arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Suprising!
5 February 2001 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

I saw this on a Sunday while doing laundry, thinking that it was a good way to waste time at my inlaws, and instead found a truly enjoyable comedy. I have read reviews that call it "predictable yet enjoyable", yet, I find it reminiscent of the screwball comedies of Hollywood's past, extremely funny & unrealistic & realistic all at the same time. I can think of no better way to spend my one day off a week with my husband than including a movie like this into our plans.


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