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20 November 2005 (USA) See more »
This holiday season, fate is tested by love.
A long-lost engagement ring still divides childhood sweethearts who are now in their golden years. Now, her daughter (Heaton) and his nephew meet and find that their attraction is hindered by the old feud. | Add synopsis »
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Patricia Heaton ... Sara Rosa Anselmi

Vincent Spano ... Tony Di Cenzo

Tony Lo Bianco ... Nick Di Cenzo

David Hunt ... Brian

Chuck Shamata ... Johnny Anselmi

Lainie Kazan ... Alicia Rosa Anselmi
Brenda McDonald ... Nana

Alf Humphreys ... Tom Miller (as Alfred E. Humphreys)

Richard de Klerk ... Young Nick
Vanessa Morley ... Young Alicia

Dominic Zamprogna ... Young Johnny
Michael Powell ... Young Nick

Joel Garner ... Young Abe

Julian Christopher ... Ben-present (as Julian D. Christopher)

Frank C. Turner ... Abe-present
Chandler Davis ... Nick-age 6
Ariela Gutierrez ... Alicia-age 6

Nicholas De Marco ... Johnny-age 6
Raoul Ganeev ... Kalanowski

Stefanie von Pfetten ... Woman in Cafe

Joe Peer ... Angel (as Joe Peers)
Katherine Garland ... Paula, Receptionist
Arthur Wiebe ... Singer #1
Maria Manna ... Singer #2
Gerrianne Raphael ... Nana Voice Overs
Dyson ... Pavaroti the Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Denis Corbett ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Yolanda Corbett ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Dan McPeake ... Football Player (uncredited)
Lisa Skinner ... Glamorous 1950's Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Schachter 
Writing credits
Rodney Patrick Vaccaro (teleplay) (as Rodney Vaccaro)

Frank Denson (story)

Produced by
Rebekah Aronson .... co-producer
Ted Bauman .... producer
Howard Braunstein .... executive producer
Steve Chicorel .... executive producer
Lesley Dyer .... co-producer
Patricia Heaton .... executive producer
David Hunt .... executive producer
Sunta Izzicupo .... executive producer
Michael Jaffe .... executive producer
Frances Croke Page .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Beal 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman 
Film Editing by
Jean Beaudoin 
Casting by
Susan Edelman 
Candice Elzinga 
Production Design by
Jo-Ann Chorney 
Makeup Department
Angela Nair .... assistant makeup artist
Linda Robinson .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
David Dewar .... post-production supervisor
Paul Rayman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gino Caputi .... second second assistant director
Richard Flower .... first assistant director
Ned Kopp .... first assistant director
Morgan Lewington .... second second assistant director
Kevin McNamara .... second assistant director
Michelle Morris .... second assistant director
Michelle Stuart .... second assistant director
Art Department
Darryl Blyth .... property assistant trainee
Cameron Boon .... paint coordinator
David Brock .... assistant on-set dresser
Laurie Edmundson .... lead set dresser
Clive Edwards .... property master
Jessica M. Lapin .... property master: Napa
Cody Larson .... on-set dresser
Levi Woods .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Kevin Belen .... re-recording mixer
Kris Casavant .... assistant sound editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Kevin Konarzewski .... walla recordist
John Motyer .... sound mixer
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Adam Sharpe .... adr mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer
Andy Welker .... adr mixer
Visual Effects by
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor: Anthem Visual Effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator: California
Lorna Leslie .... second assistant camera: California
Rob Mountjoy .... first assistant camera (as Robert Mountjoy)
John M. Perry .... grip
Sean Prichard .... best boy grip: Napa
Todd Stoneman .... key grip: Napa
Marc Wall .... dolly grip
Casting Department
Sarah Kliban .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cody Caronna .... set costumer
Iris Cole-Hayworth .... costume assistant
Denny Colliver .... costume supervisor: San Francisco
Amaya Tarasoff .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Flavio Bidese .... on-line editor
Location Management
Dana Herriott .... location scout (2005)
Music Department
Ralph Chicorel .... additional composer
Rich Walters .... music editor
Transportation Department
Dave Bryant .... transportation co-captain
Adam M. Dunne-De'Coligny .... transportation coordinator: picture cars
Ben Liljedahl .... transportation captain
Ron Bartrom .... driver: star trailers (uncredited)
Other crew
Pamela Abra .... production assistant (as Pam Abra)
Heather Baker .... production accountant
Victor Boutrous .... office production coordinator: Los Angeles
Denis Corbett .... stand-in: Tony and Brian
Atticus Culver-Rease .... production assistant
Jane Davidson .... production accountant
Miles Gorovich .... production coordinator
Kyle Hart .... assistant to director
Lauren Henry .... animal trainer
Colin House .... first assistant coordinator
Paul Jasper .... animal coordinator
Lynn Josephson Delaney .... executive assistant to producer
Justine Kaltenbach .... accountant: Napa
Angela Mixan .... production coordinator: Napa
Robert Obara .... stand-in
Roland Sonnenburg .... animal trainer
Heather Turner .... production assistant

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Argentina:89 min | USA:89 min

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This film originated at UCLA when Steve Chicorel and Frank Denson were attending the MFA Screenwriting Program. The Script was originally called ECHOES.See more »
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Referenced in A Crime (2006)See more »


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A Laugh Out Loud Romantic Comedy!, 17 April 2012
Author: Jeannie Christensen from United States

The family dynamics are hysterical and the actors were the perfect choices for the roles. The chemistry between Emily and Tony (and her mother, father, and his uncle) is both heart warming and hysterical. What a light-hearted romantic comedy full of laughter, love, and wit. The "family" scene at the end is perfect - the writing, music, scenery, and acting couldn't have been more "on". And the food - made me hungry for a bite as well. Viewers need to realize it's a light-hearted comedy, not a drama, and enjoy the cheeky-ness of the banter and discord between the characters. Reminded me of the campy movies from the 60s, cheeky like Doris Day but with an Italian attitude. Enjoyed it so much, I watched it again that same afternoon!

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