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The Family Man (2000)

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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 <speedy33417@yahoo.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Family Man  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£521,322 (UK) (22 December 2000)


$75,764,085 (USA) (30 March 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At one time Nicolas Cage actually owned the Ferrari used in the film. He sold it about a year before filming began. See more »


The color of the inspection sticker is bluish-purple. This does not match either of the current colors. Inspections due in 2001 are dark blue, while inspections due in 2002 are of lighter shade of purple than shown. See more »


Jack: Because you thought I was *cocky*, I'm now on a permanent *acid trip*?
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Crazy Credits

As actor Robert Downey Sr.'s name scrolls up the screen during the credits, the words "(a prince)" appear next to it. This happens in other movies in which he appears. See more »


Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.143 (2010) See more »


Written by Vinnie Barrett, Bobby Eli
Performed by Blue Magic
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of my all-time favorites!! (Don't read this if you haven't seen it)
24 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this movie!! Of course I already liked Cage so it wasn't hard. I think he did a wonderful job of looking confused as all get out when he woke up in the house, and an even better job of looking horrified at his "new" life. He made you really believe that he went from every man's dream of a perfect life to suburban middle class hell, lol! But he also did a wonderful job of transitioning from resentful to begrudgingly intrigued to acceptance. I think Tea Leoni and Jeremy Piven were superb in this as well. It was sweet, romantic, and funny. All very important in a romantic comedy. Setting it at Christmas time added to the feel. Anyone who has kids can identify with the moral of the story.

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