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 overview, first billed only:
Gary Starke
Linda Palinski
Benny Moran
Lady with Cash
Fred Asparagus ...
Harry the Head
Anita Elliott ...
Refund Lady at the Met
San Diego Vinnie
Alice / 'Cyclops'
Barry the Book
TV Customer
Jack Cafferty ...
Molly Wenk ...
Catholic Schoolgirl Fanny
Catholic Schoolgirl Lucy (as Daniella Garcia-Lorido)


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.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Ticket Scalper  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »

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 »


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


Big Date
Music by Andy Garcia & Andie MacDowell
Lyrics by Richard Wenk & Andy Garcia
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8 January 2002 | by (SRI LANKA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on cable a a couple of days ago and loved it.I guess the only reason why I never bothered to watch this was that an early movie review on BBC was not very positive.I also did not like the poster so everytime I saw a pic of this movie I got fed up!

Well enough is enough.This is a very nice movie with all the right cliches.It gets your attension and fills you up just when you thought it was all over.

Garcia plays a ticket scalper who tries to find the ONE job that he can do to retire and be with the girl he loves plyed by Mcdowell.But fate has other plans for him as he realises as there is no such thing as last job and people don't wait all day for you to finish.

It is more or less about life and what sohuld matter to you. I highly recomend you to watch this movie.

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