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Just the Ticket (I) (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  26 February 1999 (USA)
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A ticket scalper wants to make one last big deal on the pope's visit to finally do something worthwhile about his relationship.

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Gary Starke
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Linda Palinski
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Benny Moran
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Lady with Cash
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Zeus
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Harry the Head
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Refund Lady at the Met
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San Diego Vinnie
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Alice / 'Cyclops'
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Tony
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Barry the Book
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TV Customer
Jack Cafferty ...
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Molly Wenk ...
Catholic Schoolgirl Fanny
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Catholic Schoolgirl Lucy (as Daniella Garcia-Lorido)
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Storyline

Gary is a charming guy, but Linda is tired of his grand plans and schemes. All of which have gone down the drain. Gary is a 'scalper'. Together with his friends and his 'Guardian Angel', Benny, he buys tickets to events and sells them off at highly increased prices. This doesn't really make him rich and proves to be more difficult than usual when a new guy gets into town, strong-arming all of Gary's sources. But then the gift of heaven arrives. The Pope is coming for a visit. Gary wants to make a lot of money on this so he can finally get one of his (more decent) plans for Linda off the ground and really work on a lasting relationship with her. Written by <zombie@il.fontys.nl>

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Irresponsible, Unreliable, Unpredictable and totally Irresistible.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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The scene in Linda's apartment when Gary (Andy Garcia) fakes a pain in his side was improvised and fooled even Andie MacDowell. Her laugh at the end of the scene is authentic. See more »

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After all of the credits have run, the character of Fred Asparagus is shown selling some merchandise, accompanied by credit saying "Fred Asparagus (1947-1998)" See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Janine Bradford and Berry Gordy
Performed by Nil Lara & Dr. John
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Cute and Charming
6 July 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

A charming guy, Gary, played by Andy Garcia is an irresponsible but an irresistable goodhearted soul; all of his friends are Runyoneque. Trouble is Gary is a 'scalper'. His 'Guardain Angel', Benny, played by Richard Bradford, buys his tickets and sells them off at highly increased prices. Gary falls for Linda, played by Andie MacDowell, but he is awkward and afraid to say he loves her. She puts him off and then he tries to win her back by selling tickets to the Pope's visit to town, but ends up in jail because he lost the cash - funny film, but cute and exciting, and there are a few forgotten famous actors including Abe Vigoda and Ron Leibman. I recommend it highly! 7/10


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