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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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11 February 2000 (USA) See more »
Love is what happens when you're busy making other plans.
Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
Location Management
Jason Minter .... location manager
Mimi Turner .... location scout
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
Samantha Roth .... assistant to producer
Alfonso Trinidad .... key set production assistant

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Rated PG for a scene of sensuality and some language
96 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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Movie Connections:
References Rain Man (1988)See more »
Going BananasSee more »


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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
What a shock--a movie with likable characters, 30 August 2003
Author: JR-59

It was a happy accident to stumble across this movie while channel surfing. The New York setting (a very effective use of locations not always used in the movies) got me, and the characters held on to me. It was a sort of formulaic plot, but that didn't matter so much, as it was a film with people that you could like and emphasize with.

Having been familiar with Natasha Henstridge only with her Science Fiction and TV roles, it was a major revelation to see her in a gentle, likable part. I hope that she gets other roles like this.

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