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Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover, Sam Deed, seems different: he's sweet, tender, just in from Dubuque. ... See full summary »

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Marty Davey ...
Directory Operator (voice)
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Gretchen
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Therapist, Maggie Ann "Meg" Ford
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Lillian Weaver
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Mark
Bronson Dudley ...
Victor
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Jose
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Sunil (as Jason Chandani)
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Bette
Lianna Pai ...
Claire
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Robin
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Trip
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Nurse
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Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover, Sam Deed, seems different: he's sweet, tender, just in from Dubuque. But, as Ruby tells her therapist about Sam, in flashbacks we see someone not quite of this world. In fact, Sam informs Ruby that he's from the future, 2470 to be exact, traveling back in time to avoid prosecution for his sister's death, and to find Ruby, whose photo he saw back home. Ruby's sure he's delusional, but most of the time she wants to keep him - and maybe fix him. Although he seems sane, maybe Sam hasn't told her the real story: what's he up to, and who is Chrystie Delancey? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sam says he's from the 25th century... he's the most normal guy Ruby has dated. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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12 September 2001 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$14,840 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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$688,510 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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Trivia

The book that Ruby reads in the film, 'The Delta of Venus', was written by Anaïs Nin. See more »

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When Mrs. Weaver refers to the day her husband quit drinking (10/15/1988), she remembers it was a Tuesday. In fact, that date in 1988 was a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ruby: Murder? Oh God, Sam, murder?
Sam Deed: It wasn't me.
Ruby: Nobody could understand this, Sam, it's too much. It's too much.
Sam Deed: I think it would be easier if I told you a little at a time. It would sink in a little at a time.
Ruby: Sink in a little at a time? You... you just dropped an emotional anvil on my head. Look at me, I'm flat as a pancake.
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Spoofs The X-Files (1993) See more »

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Urban Gentleman
Written by Jim Ruiz
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Courtesy of Minty Fresh by arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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It's a happy accident that I found this one :)
28 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vincent D'Onofrio and Marisa Tomei are fantastic as this couple that are in love. Things are going great until Ruby (tomei) discovers that Sam (D'Onofrio) claims to be from the future. GREAT, just what she needs. It seems that she has tended to go for the "loser" type guys, and then tried fix them all of her adult life. She is in therapy for this. She is struggling to NOT fall for a guy with "issues" yet Sam is the best thing that's ever happened to her. I don't know if this can really be classified as strictly comedy. Yes, there are lots of funny things that happen, and funny dialog, but the drama is more intriguing. MUCH better than the big box office romantic comedies that are out there.


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