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A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Jeremiah Burgess
Capt. Perez Ryder
Martha Snow
John Bartlett
Ralph Hazeltine
Elisabeth Preston
Melissa Busteed (as Angelica Torn)
Web Saunders
Melodeon Player
Stephen Russell ...
Luther Norris
Squealer Wixon
Bluey Bachelder
Miles Herter ...
Dr. Palmer
Jonathan Edwards ...
Rev. Perley


A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.

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based on novel | See All (1) »


Three Salty Dogs Seek One Spicy Kitten


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and smoking | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

16 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chatham  »

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Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,366 (USA) (17 April 2009)


$184,149 (USA) (7 August 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Boyle was originally cast, but he died before shooting began. See more »


Contents of one letter from a respondent to newspaper ad being read at kitchen table vary in length between shots over a relatively short time. See more »

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Definitive of a professional job
16 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect to either like or dislike this film. I thought it would be a rut gut parody full type of comedy, which I like better if it is well done. Instead, it was the "safe" situation comedy, which is also hard to do, but doesn't make you feel like a failure if an audience doesn't burst out in laughter.

It's the story of three retired seamen in the early twentieth century, on the Massachussetts coast, who realize they live in a sty, and put an ad out for a woman to marry one of them.

Of course you know the woman will fall for one of the other two, and it's very obvious who it will be. However, it is the small things that make a movie like this a "professional" job. And the attention to detail is incredible. One gets the feeling that some of the people involved spent a decade to get this sort of polish.

The little things mean all the subplots and minor characters outside of the "triangle", which isn't a love "triangle", but a very real looking situation. Dern pretty well steals the show as the third man, the one outside of the triangle, partly from writing and partly from Dern. That's what I mean by a "professional" job. Everyone involved just did a perfect job.

This makes the film flow. I am on the cusp of "attention deficit disorder" and I didn't lose a beat. It just flowed along like the waves of the shore. Good scenery helped. Also, the feeling that you've met some of these people in old age later on. Worth the rental or library check out. Thumbs up.

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