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The Weather Man (2005)

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A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.



(as Steven Conrad)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shelly (as Gemmenne De La Peña)
Dina Facklis ...
J. Nicole Brooks ...
Clerk (as Deanna NJ Brooks)
Nurse (as Sia Moody)
Guy Van Swearingen ...
Nipper Guy
Fast Food Employee (as Alejandro Pina)
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

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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 USA:

$4,248,465, 30 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


To complement the fast food theme, the McDonald's logo appears prominently on screen no less than nine times. See more »


David Spritz tells the audience that the archery range he takes his daughter to is in Bollingbrook when in fact it's actually located on Main Street in Plainfield. Furthermore, he notes how it's a 90min drive from Chicago. Both Plainfield and Bollingbrook are just under an hour or so away from Chicago depending on traffic via i-355 or i-55 expressway. See more »


[first lines]
Dave Spritz: That was refreshing. I'm refreshed. I'm refreshing.
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares (2005) 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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Nick Cage at his best

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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