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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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Cast

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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
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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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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

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The Ticket Scalper  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Most, if not all, of the ticket scalping scenes were shot with a hidden camera to real people purchasing real tickets. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 6 March 1999 (1999) See more »

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Big Date
Music by Andy Garcia & Andie MacDowell
Lyrics by Richard Wenk & Andy Garcia
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a very nice surprise
27 August 1999 | by (seattle, wa) – See all my reviews

I was in a huge hurry and basically just grabbed this off the shelf for lack of seeing anything else that sparked my interest. I saw the trailer for this movie at the theater and thought that it looked incredibly stupid. I don't particularly like Andy Garcia or Andi McDowell, but I just watched on a whim and the next thing that I knew I was laughing (and crying). I was really surprised by how well I liked this film!

The plot was a tad silly, but the characters were so colorful and likeable (even the junky pregnant girl) that I got past the immaturity of the story line. It showed a small bit of the dark underbelly of NY ticket scalping, but the good intentions of everyone counteracted the negativity and the result was very optimistic. Andy Garcia was so good as the romantic lead, I particularly loved the scenes preparing for the big catering and the the kitchen destruction...too funny!

Bottom line, I think these two made a great on screen couple and I would recommend this to anyone who like me, enjoys these kinds of films, or to anyone who might need a little cheering up.


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