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Writers (WGA):
Joan Taylor (story) and
Katherine Reback (story) ...
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Release Date:
14 February 1997 (USA) See more »
What if finding the love of your life meant changing the life that you loved? See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
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Such an underrated film See more (129 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Matthew Perry ... Alex Whitman

Salma Hayek ... Isabel Fuentes Whitman

Jon Tenney ... Jeff

Carlos Gómez ... Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)

Tomas Milian ... Tomas Fuentes

Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Lanie (as Siobhan Fallon)

John Bennett Perry ... Richard Whitman

Stanley DeSantis ... Judd Marshall

Suzanne Snyder ... Cathy Stewart

Anne Betancourt ... Amalia

Jill Clayburgh ... Nan Whitman
Angelina Torres ... Great Grandma (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
Debby Shively ... Donna, Construction Secretary

Mark Adair-Rios ... Juan Fuentes
Annie Combs ... Dr. Lisa Barnes, OBGYN

Shelley Morrison ... Aunt Carmen
María Cellario ... Aunt Yolanda
Irene Hernández ... Aunt Rosa

Josh Cruze ... Antonio Fuentes

Angela Lanza ... Petra
Randy Sutton ... Dam Policeman Delivering Baby

Christopher Michael ... Dam Policeman Delivering Baby
Angel Valdez ... Carlos
César Santana ... Enrique

Garret Davis ... Stanley, OSHA Rep
Chris O'Neill ... Priest on Street
John Tripp ... Man in Lobby

Andrew Hill Newman ... Assorted Cheeses

Chris Bauer ... Phil

Douglas Weston ... Hank
Rupert Baca ... Porter
Jan Austell ... Bruce Stewart
Cydney Arther ... Deane Stewart

Leslie Silva ... Divorce Papers Process Server

Maryann Plunkett ... Heleport Mother with Little Isabel
Juel Mendel ... Dr. Barnes' Receptionist
Eddie Powers ... Elvis at Wedding Chappel
Salvador Saldaña ... Mariachi Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Anthony ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Robert Arevalo ... Miguel Fuentes (uncredited)

Beth Broderick ... Tracey Verna (uncredited)

Gilda Longoria ... Relative at Party (uncredited)
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Bob Pepper ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Maridean Mansfield Shepard ... Christmas Shopper (uncredited)
Jay So ... Clubgoer (uncredited)
Sheila Surkes Scotti ... Aunt Josie (uncredited)
Jeff Yesko ... Walla group (uncredited)

Directed by
Andy Tennant 
Writing credits
Joan Taylor (story) and
Katherine Reback (story)

Katherine Reback (screenplay)

Produced by
Anna Maria Davis .... co-producer
Doug Draizin .... producer
Michael McDonnell .... executive producer
Steven P. Saeta .... associate producer
Original Music by
Alan Silvestri 
Cinematography by
Robbie Greenberg 
Film Editing by
Roger Bondelli 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Production Design by
Edward Pisoni 
Art Direction by
David Crank 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Morales 
Costume Design by
Kimberly A. Tillman 
Makeup Department
Karen Blynder .... makeup artist
Ermahn Ospina .... hair stylist
D.J. Plumb .... hair stylist
Robin Siegel .... makeup department head
Production Management
Charles Miller .... unit production manager: New York
Steven P. Saeta .... production manager
Lisa Yesko .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Day .... second assistant director
Michael Keller .... dga trainee
Scott Printz .... first assistant director
Steven P. Saeta .... second unit director
Andy Spilkoman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Evelyn Barbier .... set designer
Jonathan Bobbitt .... lead man
Michael Courville .... property master
Jim Falkenstein .... assistant property master
Alun Vick .... construction coordinator
Bob Warner .... head painter
Michael McCombe .... head greensman (uncredited)
Glenn H. Roberts .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... adr editor
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Ali Derakhshan .... assistant sound editor
Peter J. Devlin .... production sound mixer
Jim Fitzpatrick .... re-recording mixer
George Flores .... cable person
Tricia Linklater .... first assistant sound editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... sound editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voight)
Michael Magill .... sound editor
Scott Millan .... re-recording mixer
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
Bob Newlan .... adr supervisor
Mark Pappas .... foley supervisor
Brad Sherman .... re-recording mixer
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Scott Warren .... boom operator (as Scott Paul Warren)
Hugo Weng .... sound editor
Dennis C. Salcedo .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects
David J. Barker .... special effects: rattle snakes rigger (uncredited)
Geoffrey C. Martin .... special effects supervisor: N.M. Filming (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Jauregui .... stunt coordinator (as Bob Jauregui)
Colleen Ann Brah .... precision driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick A. Benedetto .... rigging gaffer (as Rick Benedetto)
Philip L. Brown .... best boy grip (as Phil Brown)
Billy Clevenger .... first assistant camera
David Fay .... dolly grip
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Chris Hayes .... camera operator
Karl Linde .... second assistant camera
Frank Masi .... still photographer
Melton Maxwell .... chief lighting technician (as Melton C. Maxwell)
Tim Ryan .... key grip
Chuck Sharp .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Charles W. Sharp)
Michael Carmine .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Chuck Sharp .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Casting Department
Marilee Lear .... casting: Las Vegas
Teresa Neptune .... location casting: New Mexico (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia Burton .... costumer
Cathy Crandall .... costumer
Luellyn Harper .... costume supervisor
Monique Marie Long .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jeff Beattie .... assistant film editor
Jeffrey Harlacker .... assistant film editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Kristine McPherson .... assistant film editor
Evelyn Purwins .... first assistant editor
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Location Management
James M. Morris .... location manager
Jane Barrer .... location manager (uncredited)
David Manzanares .... location scout (uncredited)
Music Department
Andrew Silver .... music editor
Chuck Southcott .... music consultant
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Kenneth Karman .... supervising music editor (uncredited)
Denise Okimoto .... music editor (uncredited)
Conrad Pope .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Jacqueline Tager .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dan Brizendine .... transportation co-captain
Dusty Saunders .... transportation captain
Buddy Hunter .... transportation location captain (uncredited)
Roger Wooge .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Greg Abdulian .... production assistant
Donna Armstrong .... first aid
Ken Bondy .... craft service (as Kenneth A. Bondy)
Jan Clark .... production accountant
Cora Lee Coomber .... production assistant
James Ellis Deakins .... script supervisor (as James Ellis)
Erin Engman .... assistant production coordinator
Juan Goldaracena .... assistant: Ms. Hayek
Ramiro Adan Gomez .... production assistant (as Ramiro A. Gómez)
Gabriela Gutentag .... unit publicist
Randall I. Harris .... assistant: Mr. Perry (as Randall Harris)
Jonathan T. Heath .... assistant: Mr. Draizin
Dirk Q. Long .... caterer
Nicki McCain .... assistant production accountant
A. Rooney .... assistant: Mr. Tennant
Louis Paul Tocchet .... production assistant
Elliot Turner .... caterer
Lois Walker .... production coordinator
David Bifano .... auricle programmer (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Christopher Cilluffo .... publicity assistant (uncredited)
Larry Donahue .... chef (uncredited)
P.J. Haines .... assistant chef (uncredited)
Jon Jashni .... Production Executive (uncredited)
Joseph Keideth .... security: Mr. Perry (uncredited)
Joan Lucas-Turgeon .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Karl Mitchell .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Shea Rowan .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dylan Shields .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and brief language
109 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Germany:6 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:MG6 | Norway:7 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #34795)

Did You Know?

Jennifer Lopez was offered the role of Isabel Fuentes but turned it down in favor of Anaconda (1997).See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Isabel's father arrives at Alex's work site to threaten him with a baseball bat, the scene flashes between the father and Alex. In Alex's sunglasses, the father should be visible, but instead it's two men (crew and sound guy).See more »
Donna, Construction Secretary:Hey Alex, there's a woman on line 1. She says she's your wife.
Jeff:Hey Donna, the only wife around here is my ex and I am not in.
Alex Whitman:Ask if I can call her back. Oh, and get her phone number.
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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Such an underrated film, 6 August 2004
Author: Movies_r_my_1st_luv from Toronto

Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek) and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn't see Isabel again until 3 months later, when he learns that she is pregnant. On a whim and a prayer, he proposes. However, there's more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn… Overall, Fools Rush In follows the same formula of any romantic comedy - Two people fall in love and then a problem arises that breaks them apart for a period of time and then eventually one of them wakes up, the problem is resolved, they say I love you and live happily ever after. - I know, but I still absolutely love this film. There's just something so delightful and enchanting about it. Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek are both so loveable and the story is fresh and vibrant with a big heart. It's one of my all-time favourite movies.

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