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Three to Tango (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 October 1999 (USA)
A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself.

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Strauss
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Decker
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Lenore
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Storyline

A rich businessman, Dylan McDermott, mistakenly believes that Matthew Perry, who is bidding on a $90 million restoration contract, is gay and asks him to keep tabs on his mistress, Neve Campbell. Perry, who is not gay, falls for Neve in a big way but she thinks he's gay. Written by Tony Zackin <tzackin@hotmail.com>

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All's fair in the war of love.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related situations and language | See all certifications »

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22 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Appuntamento a tre  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,406,135 (USA) (22 October 1999)

Gross:

$10,544,143 (USA) (10 December 1999)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It was scheduled to April 9, 1999 release but was moved to October 22, 1999. See more »

Goofs

The taxi cab Amy and Oscar take after leaving the restaurant (where they ate the tuna melt) changes from a newer model car they pulled over (and whose handle they broke), to an older boxier model in the cut scene with them driving away in the rain, then back to the same newer model they pulled over in the first place. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Novak: I'm Batman.
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Connections

References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Violent Love
Written by Willie Dixon
Performed by Indigo Swing
Courtesy of Time Bomb Recordings / Arista Records, Inc.
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The nice humor makes you forget about most flaws.
26 April 2005 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I've always been a fan of Matthew Perry in the sitcom "Friends". I still think he was absolutely great as Chandler Bing. But so far he could never convince me as an actor on the big silver screen. Somehow it just didn't work out as well as it did in those ten years of "Friends". But this movie is different. I really liked him in this one.

"Three to Tango" is a comedy that sometimes goes a bit too far over the top, but that also offers plenty of fun and laughter which will make you forget about the few annoying moments. I liked the story about the two architects who will act as if they are a gay couple, just to get that important restoration job. When the businessman also asks Oscar to keep an eye on his mistress, believing nothing can go wrong since Oscar is "gay", things start to go really wrong, creating a lot of painful but often funny situations...

I guess the fans of the sitcom "Friends" will love this movie. I know I did and the main reason for that is because Matthew Perry is playing the role he knows best: the likable loser who doesn't do much right. Sure, the movie has it's flaws and no the story isn't world-shockingly original, but it offered me plenty of laughter and that's exactly what I'm looking for in a comedy. That's why I give this movie a 7.5/10.


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