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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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Refund Lady at the Met
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Barry the Book
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Catholic Schoolgirl Lucy (as Daniella Garcia-Lorido)
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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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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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Not A Great Film But A Good Film
20 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In England they are known as Ticket Touts, but whether you know them as Touts or Scalpers the character is the same. Unpleasant. So an unlikely candidate as a leading character in a romantic comedy? Maybe so, but this is one of the things that sets this film apart from the average romantic comedy. Another is the performances. Not Oscar winning stuff maybe, but they all seem to be getting the most out of their roles. While the focus is on the relationship between Garcia and McDowell, the relationship between Garcia and his pal/father figure Benny underpins the film and ultimately is the catalyst which is the reason for the ending. Benny is ably played by Richard Bradford, at last being given a chance to stretch his wings outside of the corrupt coppers he is usually asked to play, and you would have to be a hard hearted person not to be touched by his portrayal. It is such a shame that so much of "Benny" ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor and so we are only given a glimpse of why Garcia takes him under his wing.

If you want your intellect stretched, look elsewhere. But if you want to curl up on the sofa armed with a box of Kleenex and a box of chocolates, you could do a lot worse than let this film into your living room.


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