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The Weather Man (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 October 2005 (USA)
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A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

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Storyline

Dave Spritz is a local weatherman in his home town of Chicago, where his career is going well while his personal life -- his relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children -- is spiraling downward. Despite being both loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who doesn't seem to have it all together, and in this film, he begins to feel it. An attractive job offer presents Dave with a major question: to pursue his career in New York City, or to remain at home with his family. Written by mystic80

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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28 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,248,465 (USA) (28 October 2005)

Gross:

£860,440 (UK) (10 March 2006)
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Trivia

Tom Skilling:  WGN and Chicago Tribune Chief Meteorologist is a technical advisor and plays the TV station floor director. See more »

Goofs

The parade scene at the very end is supposed to be taking place in New York, but if you look at the firefighters' uniforms and the emblem on the firetruck, they are clearly from the Chicago Fire Department. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dave Spritz: That was refreshing. I'm refreshed. I'm refreshing.
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The Passenger
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Nick Cage at his best
28 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The cusp of the dreaded mid-life crisis. The realization that life sucks either because you've removed the rose colored glasses or because you've been hit by one of life's ice balls. While at the point where you still believe in happy endings and hold on to the possibility that if one good thing happens everything else will fall into place.

So the story begins...Dave Spritz is a Chicago weatherman. As the events of his life get worse he begins to put all his faith in a dream job in New York as a national weatherman. He believes this job will magically restore his failing marriage, his relationship with this kids and garner him the respect from his father (Michael Caine)he so desires.

The ability to find humor in life's tragedies is an accomplishment that director, writer and cast can all be proud of. The comedy in this movie came just often enough to hold back the tears. It was a real life character study and of course Nicholas Cage and Michael Caine were absolutely superb.

What makes the movie so wonderful is that it is based on premises we all know but often forget. 1)Money doesn't buy happiness. 2)The little things mean a lot. 3)To quote the film, "The hard thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing."


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