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It Had to Be You -- Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.


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Release Date:
11 February 2000 (USA) See more »
Love is what happens when you're busy making other plans.
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  (in credits order)

Natasha Henstridge ... Anna Penn

Michael Vartan ... Charlie Hudson

Michael Rispoli ... Henry Taylor

Olivia d'Abo ... Tracy Meltempi

Faith Prince ... Madelaine

George DiCenzo ... Mel
Phyllis Newman ... Judith Penn

Joelle Carter ... Claire Parker
Lorraine Mazzola ... Mindy

Tony Sirico ... Ricky Valentino
George Ede ... Father Fitzpatrick

Hillary B. Smith ... Jewelry Saleswoman (as Hilary B. Smith)
Phil Stein ... Bobby Love
Tod Engle ... Mickey

Jennifer Bassey ... Mrs. Allen
James A. Baffico ... Police Sergeant
Larry Fleischman ... Barney

Emmy Rossum ... Young Girl

John 'Cha Cha' Ciarcia ... Cha Cha

Joseph Tudisco ... Bellhop #2

Jeff Mazzola ... Bellhop #1
Tracey Morton ... Julia

Stephen Love ... Desk Clerk #2
Barry Preston ... Oak Room maitre d'

Garry Pastore ... Detective
Joseph Baldwin ... Detective #2
Donnah Welby ... Young Girl's Mother

John Polce ... Bartender
Don Stephenson ... Waiter (as Don Stepehnson)

Rebecca Wisocky ... Waitress
Stella Bach ... Francesca
David Healy ... David Allen
Mark Groubert ... Bar Patron

Frankie Muniz ... Franklin
Brooklyn Serenade Quartet ... Bobby Love's Wedding Band #1
Brenda and the Bodacious Ta Tas ... Bobby Love's Wedding Band #2
Devibe ... Bobby Love's Wedding Band #3
Frank Zaza ... Bobby Love's Wedding Band #4
Jeffrey Howard ... Bobby Love's Wedding Band #5
Jon Bluestein ... Vitamin J Singer (as Vitamin J)
Chris Conley ... Vitamin J Drummer (as Vitamin J)
Colin Morris ... Vitamin J Guitarist (as Vitamin J)
Jeff Murad ... Vitamin J Bassist (as Vitamin J)
Marc Trachtenberg ... Vitamin J Keyboardist (as Vitamin J)
Vitamin J ... Bobby Love's Wedding Band #6
Wild Mood Swings ... Bobby Love's Wedding Band #7
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dar Billingham ... Waitress (uncredited)

Edward Hibbert ... Stanley (uncredited)
Maria Ottavia ... Extra (uncredited)

Heather R. Provost ... Girl at dinner (uncredited)

Carmine Raspaolo ... Chico (uncredited)
Eliot Sash ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)

Tamar Schoenberg ... Businesswoman (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Feder 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Feder 

Produced by
Steven Feder .... producer
David Forrest .... executive producer
Neil Kaplan .... producer
Jeff Mazzola .... co-producer
Beau Rogers .... executive producer
Diana Schmidt .... line producer
Original Music by
Luis Bacalov 
Cinematography by
Ken Kelsch 
Film Editing by
Jane Kurson 
Casting by
Todd Thaler  (as Todd M. Thaler)
Production Design by
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
Set Decoration by
Ron von Blomberg 
Costume Design by
David C. Robinson 
Production Management
Ged Dickersin .... production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lucia Burns .... second second assistant director
Kevin J. Moore .... assistant director
Linda Perkins .... second assistant director
Amanda Slater .... additional second assistant director
Art Department
James Bono .... assistant property master
Paul Camarro .... props
Nathalie Cassegrain .... art coordinator
Michael Parmelee .... lead man
Sound Department
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe White .... boom operator
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Carmichael .... video operator
Tim Davies .... grip
Jon Delgado .... electrician
Steve Drellich .... camera operator: "a" camera
Scott Eberle .... best boy grip
Robert Kummert .... key grip
Benjamin Lehmann .... videographer
Dennis A. Livesey .... first assistant camera
Jason Micallef .... electrician
Andy Niceberg .... best boy electric
Igor Srubshchik .... video playback operator
Casting Department
Jonathan Strauss .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Lance Chapman .... assistant editor
Jeff Ervin .... assistant editor
Music Department
Dondi Bastone .... music supervisor
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Other crew
Marco Ajello .... production assistant
Bronwen Epstein .... assistant to producer
Laurie Gershon .... product placement/clearances
P.J. Haines .... chef
Lonnie Kandel .... production coordinator
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor
Jason Minter .... location manager
Samantha Roth .... assistant to producer
Alfonso Trinidad .... key set production assistant
Mimi Turner .... location scout

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Rated PG for a scene of sensuality and some language
90 min
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Did You Know?

This movie was produced in 1998 as displayed in the end credits but due to contractual problems it was not released for distribution until 2000.See more »
[Henry and Charlie in the hotel bar. Henry sees Anna, Charlie looks and catches her eye. She waves, he smiles]
Henry:What's that about?
Charlie:Oh, we took the elevator up together...
Henry:That's it? That's the big juice?
Charlie:What do you want me to say? Okay...She's a spy and we're both planning on making love before we're assassinated by the CIA.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Sweet Romance, 4 October 2006
Author: hmcusn294 from United States

Sure, this movie is sappy and sweet and full of clichés, but it's entertaining, and that's what I watch movies for. To be entertained. Natasha Henstridge is stunning, even with the short hair. Her smile is radiant and her beauty can't be disguised. As for Michael Vartan, I'm sure the women love him. The two of them seemed to really like eacb other in this film. I don't understand the comments that there was no chemistry between them. I guess we see what we want to see.

Olivia d'Abo and Michael Rigoli were fun to watch, even if d'Abo's British accent did creep into her supposed Bronx speech. To tell you the truth I hadn't really noticed it until I read these comments, but I went back to the DVD and now her dialogue sounds more British than American to me, but she was ideal for her role with that one exception.

It's a story of two nice people who are getting married to significant others, but who find their soul mates in one another. It may be an unlikely story, but who says movies are all supposed to play like documentaries? It is no more unrealistic than any of the dramas that are screened every hour on the tube. That's why we watch them, to escape from the humdrum of daily living for a short time and enter the world of the characters on the screen. I thought these actors did a good job of it, but hey, I'm a sentimental guy who tears up easily. Don't get me wrong though, it has to be a sentimental scene, and this movie had plenty of those.

I give it 9/10 only because I'm saving my 10/10 for that yet unseen super magnificent movie that I know will come along some day. If you see it advertised as coming up on the Movie Channel or Lifetime Movies, or whatever, make a note to watch it. I think you'll like it.

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