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One Special Night (1999)

Robert, a general contractor, is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home. When it's time for him to leave, he has problems getting a taxi home, because of an intense snow storm. ... See full summary »

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Robert, a general contractor, is visiting his ailing wife in a nursing home. When it's time for him to leave, he has problems getting a taxi home, because of an intense snow storm. Catherine, one of the doctors, offers him a ride. However, because of the snow, their car gets stuck, requiring them to overnight in an empty cabin nearby. They talk and bond, but afterwards seem to have difficulty beginning a relationship. The third, and last, professional collaboration between long-time friends James Garner and Julie Andrews. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo" / revision by TrivWhiz

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Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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The last movie of Julie Andrews and James Garner together. See more »

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When Julie Andrews' character wheels the baby (James Garner's character's new-born grand-daughter) in to the mother's room for a feed, the crib on the trolley is empty in the first shot filmed from inside the room as she enters. See more »

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Catherine: Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.
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A film with ascending human values
18 January 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews



I have always admired a film based on a story with steadily ascending human values. Like "An Affair to Remember", the story in "One Special Night" begins with a negative relationship between Garner and Andrews but, as they become better acquainted, their antagonism goes into neutral. When they are finally forced to take refuge in a deserted house to shelter from the heavy snowstorm and they eventually discover that they both possess that sublime quality of positive human values, their affection for one another gradually develops into a beautiful kind of love superbly suited to their advanced age. The dialogue between Andrews and Garner is admirably sober, witty, and often deeply touching. One feels compelled to offer congratulations also to writers Hartman and Silvers, and director Roger Young for a truly heart-warming story. One would wish to be witnessing a reversal of the sleazy trend so frequently adopted by the movie makers of the last quarter of the twentieth century. I gave this story a score of 9, and I added another point for the fact that the film was produced well after what I've always considered to be the golden age of Hollywood movies (1930-70) in this age when films are being made in abundance but rarely with any depth of meaning.


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