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Kissing a Fool (1998)

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Max is a popular local sports broadcaster and his marriage with attractive Sam is already set up. Max is not sure he wants Sam to be his wife and offers his best friend Jay a test: Jay will... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Andrews
Linda Streicher
Cliff Randal
Vicki Pelam
Ron Beattie ...
Bartender / Springer Guest
Tag Mendillo ...
Wedding Guest at Bar / Springer Guest
Justine Bentley ...
Beautiful Woman at Bar
Liza Cruzat ...
Dara's Friend #1
Jessica Mills ...
Dara's Friend #2


Max is a popular local sports broadcaster and his marriage with attractive Sam is already set up. Max is not sure he wants Sam to be his wife and offers his best friend Jay a test: Jay will try to seduce Sam and if he fails Max will have enough trust in Sam to go on with a marriage. Jay refuses, but soon they become professionally connected with Sam. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Namoro a Três  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,308,145 (USA) (27 February 1998)


$4,002,640 (USA) (13 March 1998)

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Did You Know?


Schwimmer received an executive producer credit on this picture as he contributed many notes for the screenplay overall--the idea to make his character a sportscaster, the location of Chicago and such. See more »


In the opening scene, it sounds like the preacher is pronouncing them "Husbands and Wife." To be fair, he may be saying "Husbance", but it is definitely not "Husband." See more »


[Speaking about a large book]
Jay Murphy: So read it then.
Max Abbitt: Read it? I can barely lift it!
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »


Grinnin' Like a Chessy Cat
Written by Ross Bon (uncredited)
Performed by The Mighty Blue Kings
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Fairly entertaining.
3 February 2007 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

I didn't have expectations for this one. I watched it on LATE local t.v. But the cast really had me intrigued. David Schwimmer, Jason Lee, the beautiful Mili Avital, Vanessa Angel, Mili Avital among others deliver a great performance. The cast is really good and seems that they had great chemistry between them.

The movie had the occasional funny situations and some smart dialogs. Then I thought I was watching an episode of "Friends". The acting, dialogs, and even direction made this look like a sitcom.

Still I have a good time with this movie. It's funny and romantic at some points. Of course, with the typical American humor.

Give it a try, I can see why it's considered to be an underrated comedy.

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