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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gemmenne de la Peña ...
Shelly (as Gemmenne De La Peña)
Dina Facklis ...
Clerk (as Deanna NJ Brooks)
Sia A. Moody ...
Nurse (as Sia Moody)
Guy Van Swearingen ...
Nipper Guy
Fast Food Employee
Jackson Bubala ...
Fast Food Child


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Dave Spritz is about to take his best shot . . . at life. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monsieur Météo  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£860,440 (UK) (10 March 2006)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When David enters the bathroom and rinses his face we see in the mirror that his watch is undone and hanging around his wrist. In the next shot, from a different angle, his watch is done up. See more »


[first lines]
Dave Spritz: That was refreshing. I'm refreshed. I'm refreshing.
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References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »


Sweet Lorraine
Music by Cliff Burwell (as Clifford Burwell)
Lyrics by Mitchell Parish
Performed by Chet Baker
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Best movie of 2005 so far; Meaningful without being weepy
30 October 2005 | by (Suburban Detroit, MIchigan, United States) – See all my reviews

Summary: A middle aged weather man with a failing family life, sick parent and dull job copes with his life and aspires to move to a national TV show.

A great movie about the modern dilemma. It is about American society and its problems seen through the life of one guy. It talks about his problems, his mortality, his moral failings, and his caring soul as well. Nicely written, great photography of Lake Michigan covered in ice. Lots of great scenes where Nicholas Cage pull off difficult performances. Many sadly comic scenes including a dream sequence with Sponge Bob that is a wonderfully surreal.

I am afraid that disapproving critics don't understand the deep irony and existential humor like a Kurt Vonnegut novel. Nothing illustrates this better than the scene where Cage's character sees the giant balloon of Sponge Bob floating by. The meaning and meaningless of life together with family and ambition together with human frailty come together wonderfully and with humor.

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