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The Family Man (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  22 December 2000 (USA)
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A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.


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A modern-day Frank Capra story. Jack Campbell, a successful and talented businessman, is happily living his single life. He has everything, or so he thinks. One day he wakes up in a new life where he didn't leave his college girlfriend for a London trip. He's married to Kate, lives in Jersey and has two kids. He, of course, desperately wants his life back for which he has worked 13 years for. He's president of P. K. Lassiter Investment House and not a tire salesman at Big Ed's. He drives a Ferrari and not a mini-van that never starts. And most importantly he doesn't wake up in the morning with kids jumping on the bed. After a bad start, day by day he's more confident in his new life and starts to see what he's been missing. Turns out money's good to have but that's not everything. Written by <>

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA)  »

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Family Man  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£521,322 (UK) (22 December 2000)


ESP 596,451,055 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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In the scene where Kate is lying in the bed and Jack is asking her to remember him no matter what, Kate is reading a book called 'Being There' by Jerzy Kosinski. The book is barely seen in the screen but it has a connection. It is the story of Chauncey Gardiner, an enigmatic but distinguished man who emerges from nowhere to become an heir to the throne of a Wall Street tycoon. Similar to the storyline of Jack at that moment, as he tries to move into the investment firm from a tire salesman job. See more »


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Tea Leoni & Nicolas Cage were a Great Team !
1 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Have always been a great admirer of Tea Leoni,(Kate Reynolds),"The Naked Truth",'95 TV Series(Nora Wilde), she had a great TV series and was very funny and sexy. However, in this film she was able to show her great acting talents and also her natural beauty seemed to explode in this picture. Nicolas Cage (Jack Campbell),"Snake Eyes",'88 gave an excellent performance as a Wall Street Giant and a simple down to earth Tire Salesman. A great family picture which had a great moral lesson LOVE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN M O N E Y ! and living a simple normal life has its greater rewards, like children and family. There two actors were fantastic together !

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