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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 <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)


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

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Did You Know?


The building shown where Jack works in NY is the same building in Baby Boom with Diane Keaton. See more »


Jack and Kate used to live in the Village, yet Jack asks Annie if he had "ever taken her mother to the City". Since they moved out around the time of Annie's birth, this clearly refers to the time after that move. See more »


Jack: I'm sorry I was such a saint before, and I'm such a *prick* now!
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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 »


References Wild at Heart (1990) See more »


La donna è mobile
from opera "Rigoletto"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
Sung by Alfredo Kraus, tenor soloist
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, A Unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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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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