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Fools Rush In (1997)

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After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)
Tomas Fuentes
Lanie (as Siobhan Fallon)
Richard Whitman
Judd Marshall
Cathy Stewart
Nan Whitman
Angelina Torres ...
Great Grandma (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
Debby Shively ...
Donna, Construction Secretary
Juan Fuentes
Annie Combs ...
Dr. Lisa Barnes, OBGYN


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un impulsivo y loco amor  »

Box Office


$29,291,566 (USA) (11 July 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the movie, Aguascalientes is portrayed as quite rural. In point of fact it is a bustling city of nearly a million people. So "near Aguascalientes" might be more on target? See more »


When Isabel goes to Alex's house to tell him she is pregnant, her hair changes from when she is at the door to when she is in the house. See more »


Alex Whitman: You are everything I never knew I always wanted.
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Referenced in Royal Pains: Fools Russian (2012) See more »


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Excellent Movie - one to watch over and over
18 June 2004 | by (California Wine Country) – See all my reviews

I'd seen this movie several times on some of the cable channels and liked it well enough that I went and bought the DVD. Since I received it, I found that the overall theme of the movie is learning to love someone else more than yourself. Yes, there are elements of two cultures colliding (and that's not just the Mexican American culture colliding with the WASPs but also a strong theme of east coast versus west coast) but that simply allows the showcasing of some of the best (and funniest) aspects of each.

In the end, it is the strong performances by Salma Hayek and Matthew Perry that make the movie so special. The scene where Salma is going to go to the bathroom and Matthew leaves (and is brought back by Salma with her underwear down around her knees) is particularly delightful. I laughed so hard at the scene where Matthew is brought home full of cactus and says "Lucy you've got some explaining to do" that my wife came in to see if I had hurt myself.

All in all a very pleasant experience.

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