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Director:
Writer:
Peter Howitt (writer)
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Release Date:
24 April 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
There are two sides to every story. Helen is about to live both of them ...at the same time. Romance was never this much fun. See more »
Plot:
A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
If I Had Just Waited See more (273 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Helen

John Hannah ... James

John Lynch ... Gerry

Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Lydia
Zara Turner ... Anna
Douglas McFerran ... Russell
Paul Brightwell ... Clive

Nina Young ... Claudia

Virginia McKenna ... James's Mother

Kevin McNally ... Paul
Terry English ... Kind Cabbie
Paul Stacey ... Man on Tube

Peter Howitt ... Cheeky Bloke
Joanna Roth ... Suspicious Girl

Neil Stuke ... Defensive Bloke
Theresa Kartell ... Rachael
Evelyn Duah ... Receptionist
Linda Broughton ... Theatre Nurse
Charlotte Fryer ... Doctor
Pip Miller ... Consultant

Christopher Villiers ... Steve
Merryn Jones ... Mother
Ella Jones ... Child
Julie McDowell ... Concerned Diner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Burrows-Sutcliffe ... Bob (uncredited)

Carlton Jarvis ... Anaesthetist (uncredited)

Barry Lee-Thomas ... Local MP (uncredited)
Tim Packham ... James' Colleague exiting cafe (uncredited)
Alex Reid ... Waiter (uncredited)
Vivienne Soan ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Howitt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Howitt  writer

Produced by
Helen Booth .... line producer
Philippa Braithwaite .... producer
Guy East .... executive producer
William Horberg .... producer
Sydney Pollack .... producer
Sandy Poustie .... associate producer
Nigel Sinclair .... executive producer
David Wisnievitz .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
David Hirschfelder 
 
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin 
 
Film Editing by
John Smith 
 
Casting by
Michelle Guish 
 
Production Design by
Maria Djurkovic 
 
Art Direction by
Martyn John 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Taylor 
 
Makeup Department
Tina Earnshaw .... key makeup designer
Rebecca Lafford .... makeup artist
Lisa McDevitt .... makeup artist
Graham Pownall .... hair stylist
Zoe Tahir .... hair stylist
Simon Thompson .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Stephen Barker .... post-production supervisor
Andy Richards .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sara Desmond .... second assistant director
Emma Griffiths .... third assistant director
Richard Whelan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bruce Bigg .... property master
Peter Bigg .... dressing props
Mick Boleyn .... construction manager (as Michael Boleyn)
Liliana Cifonelli .... art department assistant
Alan Clifford .... stagehand
Laura Dishington .... art department runner
Judy Ducker .... property buyer
Jim Dyson .... stand-by painter
Lee Hosken .... stand-by carpenter (as Lee Hoskens)
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
Tatiana Macdonald .... stand-by art director (as Tatiana Lund)
Mitch Niclas .... stand-by props
Simon Robilliard .... stagehand
Ray Rose .... props storeman
Ted Stickley .... dressing props
Warren Stickley .... stand-by props
Kevin Woodhouse .... art department trainee (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Craig Burns .... sound trainee
David B. Cohn .... sound editor (as David B. Cohen)
Tammy Fearing .... foley editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Laura Lovejoy .... adr editor
Laura Lovejoy .... dialogue editor
John Midgley .... sound mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Robert Morrisey .... assistant sound editor
June Prinz .... boom operator
Carolyn Sauer .... foley recordist
Christian Scallan .... sound engineer (as Chris Scallan)
Christian Scallan .... sound mixer (as Chris Scallan)
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Thomas W. Small .... supervising foley editor (as Thomas Small)
Beth Sterner .... sound editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Hollow .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunt performer
Helen Caldwell .... stunt coordinator
Helen Caldwell .... stunt performer
Adrian O'Neil .... stunt performer
Seon Rogers .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Arnold .... key grip
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
James Bloom .... clapper loader
Julian Bucknall .... focus puller
Matthew Dowler .... electrician
Ian Franklin .... electrician (as Ian Franklyn)
Jeremy Gee .... camera operator
Camille Griffin .... second clapper loader
Barrie More .... best boy
Jay Jay Odedra .... second focus puller
Mark Richards .... stand-by rigger
William Richards .... stand-by rigger (as Bill Richards)
Mitch Spooner .... best boy
Alf Tramontin .... Steadicam operator
Jimmy Wilson .... gaffer (as Jim Wilson)
Adam Dale .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Martyn Welland .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Julia Gale .... casting assistant
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Green .... costume trainee
Jane Hamnett .... costume design assistant
Charlotte Sewell .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Adam Barton .... second assistant film editor
Paul Knight .... first assistant editor
Joanna Nodwell .... first assistant film editor
Vaughn Mullady .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Anita Camarata .... music supervisor
Ricky Edwards .... orchestrator
John Finklea .... music editor
Sienna Finklea .... assistant music editor
Kaylin Frank .... music coordinator
David Hirschfelder .... orchestrator
Sam Schwartz .... music notator
Con Frantzeskos .... music administrator (uncredited)
Paul Gillon .... music consultant (uncredited)
Tony Lewis .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Barry .... unit driver
Ray Chambers .... driver: minibus
Terry English .... unit driver
Gerry Floyd .... unit driver
Jim Magill .... driver: Ms. Paltrow
Jay Nicol .... driver: minibus
Bill Nixon .... stand-by transport
 
Other crew
Jordan Archer .... unit nurse
John Beharrell .... production accountant
Penelope Beharrell .... assistant production accountant
Barbara Berkery .... dialogue coach
Stuart Carter Lambert .... assistant: Philippa Braithwaite
Stephanie Comer .... assistant: William Horberg
Ros Davidson .... production coordinator
Paul Davis .... Intermedia Films
Tony Denham .... security officer
Ceri Evans .... script supervisor (as Ceri Evans Cooper)
Laura Evans .... assistant production coordinator
Will Evans .... representative: Intermedia Films
Max Glickman .... production runner
Kathy Goodman .... Intermedia Films
Ruth Halliday .... legal clearances
Tim Haslam .... Intermedia Films
Douglas McFerran .... script consultant
Wink Mordaunt .... assistant location manager
Chas Newens .... river coordinator
Anya Noakes .... unit publicist
Alex Oakley .... floor runner
Donna Ostroff .... assistant: Sydney Pollack
Claire Parish .... production secretary
Sophie Shand .... assistant: Gwyneth Paltrow (as Sophie Loudoun Shand)
Suzie Shearer .... production secretary
Matt Steinmann .... location manager
Carlton Jarvis .... medical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexuality and language (original rating) (1997)
Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Hungary:14 | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Mexico:B | Netherlands:AL | Norway:7 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG (cut) | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) | USA:R (original rating) (1997)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The writer/director is good friends with Brian May, of the band Queen, and gave him a copy of the finished script, asking him to write a song for the film. May penned the song "Another World", but was told a few months into production that they couldn't use it, because another record company was co-financing the production. May kept the song and it became the thematic thread for his solo album "Another World" (1998).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Gerry and Helen enter the pub, Gerry orders them a drink with ice but the drinks come neat (no ice). Later as the are getting a table, ice appears in both glasses.See more »
Quotes:
[Helen walks into the room holding a pregnancy test]
Anna:James?
[Helen nods]
Anna:Since last night?
[Helen stares]
Anna:Sorry.
[pause]
Anna:You can't tell from one. They can be inaccurate.
Helen:I bought three packets. Two in a packet - that's six. You can tell from six.
See more »
Soundtrack:
Good EnoughSee more »

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33 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
If I Had Just Waited, 7 November 2001
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

I am so enamored with this kind of film. How many people have asked the question after having an accident or chanced upon something, "If I had only left a minute later, none of this would have happened." Now we get into the who time continuum thing and parallel universes. I know this isn't a science fiction film, although a Twilight Zone episode may have fun with this plot. When we are dealing with the characters colliding through the fourth dimension, a whole different set of circumstances are put in motion. The reason we can never travel back in time (while forward is possible) is that time would then become mutable and what we are may no longer be and then we wouldn't travel back in time. Two roads diverge in a woods paraphrasing Robert Frost, but what if we could take each of those roads and see what happens. This movie is quite magical and does the best it can to get Gwyneth Paltrow through her parallel universes and see the things that one would see. I think the problem is that unless we get into quantum physics, it's hard for the average person to really reconcile these sorts of events. I thought the acting was very good and believe things as they unfurled. I would recommend this film if you like to think about the possibilities it envisions. Try it on yourself sometime and extrapolate your own existence from some fork in the road and imagine what may have been.

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