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After a one night stand with Isabel, Alex realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

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Jeff
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Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)
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Tomas Fuentes
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Lanie (as Siobhan Fallon)
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Richard Whitman
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Judd Marshall
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Cathy Stewart
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Amalia
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Nan Whitman
Angelina Torres ...
Great Grandma (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
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Donna, Construction Secretary
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Juan Fuentes
Annie Combs ...
Dr. Lisa Barnes, OBGYN
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Storyline

Sparks fly and cultures collide in this romantic comedy about a casual night of passion that turns into the love of a lifetime. Alex Whitman is a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes, and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn't see Isabel again until three months later, when he learns she is pregnant. On a whim and prayer, he proposes. However, there's more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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What if finding the love of your life meant changing the life that you loved? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un impulsivo y loco amor  »

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$29,291,566 (USA) (11 July 1997)
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The role of Alex's (Matthew Perry) father is played by John Bennett Perry, who is actually Matthew Perry's father. See more »

Goofs

Isabel tells Lanie that she hasn't stopped since Nogales. The distance from Nogales to Las Vegas is 472 miles. The 1987 Jeep Wrangler didn't even get 20 MPG highway. And came with either a 15 or 20 gallon fuel tank. Either way, she has to stop before Las Vegas. See more »

Quotes

Alex Whitman: Jeff, you gamble either way. And you are just pissed because I won on the first pull instead of putting quarters into the wrong machine for the last five years.
Jeff: Wait! First of all, those were silver dollars, my friend. And that slot machine now owns my house.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Naked Eye
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Great Movie!
24 November 2004 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I don't know what anybody is talking about. This movie is great. I am a guy and I usually don't like "chick-flicks" but i thought this movie was great. Salma Hayek was unbelievable. She has me hooked on her. She is perfect in this movie. Matthew Perry was not exactly very strong on his part but he was still performed well. Hayek is by far one of the best actresses out there and I don't know why she wasn't "discovered" after her performance in this movie. I can watch this movie over and over again and I will never get sick of it. It makes you feel warm inside and makes you want what Isabel and Alex have. I became a huge Salma Hayek fan after watching this movie. It is highly recommended. Whoever said that this movie was not good, does not know what they are talking about. Sure it is predictable, but almost all movies are, that is no excuse to pass up on this movie. Watch it you won't regret it! Also, Salma is in After The Sunset, which is out now! Go watch it. Salma is great and beautiful as usual.


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