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You Can't Hurry Love (1988)

A comedy of a guy who is told the only way to be successful in LA is by "pretending to be someone else." Through a series of dates at a video dating service, he learns that isn't the case, ... See full summary »

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Richard Martini

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Richard Martini
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Leisure ... Peter Newcomb
Scott McGinnis ... Skip Dooley
Anthony Geary ... Tony
Bridget Fonda ... Peggy Kellogg
Frank Bonner ... Chuck Hayes
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Miss Frigget
Merete Van Kamp ... Monique
David Packer David Packer ... Eddie Hayes
Charles Grodin ... Mr. Glerman
Sally Kellerman ... Kelly Bones
Kristy McNichol ... Rhonda
Luana Anders ... Macie Hayes
Jake Steinfeld ... Sparky
Judy Balduzzi Judy Balduzzi ... Glenda
Danitza Kingsley ... Tracey
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A comedy of a guy who is told the only way to be successful in LA is by "pretending to be someone else." Through a series of dates at a video dating service, he learns that isn't the case, and that it's better to be yourself, rather than what you think others want you to be. Based on the comedy short film "Video Valentino." Written by R. Martini

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Sometimes, you just have to be yourself. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Greetings from L.A. See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,333,152
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Production Co:

Lightning Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Video Valentino (1986) See more »

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Written and Performed by Michael Peppe
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The quintessential 80's flick
23 February 2001 | by cktailSee all my reviews

This was running on TNT for it's '80's night.' Great cameos in this flick from Tony Geary as a homeless guy living in a box on Venice beach, to Harry Perry, the skating Sufi from Venice - David Leisure as an unctuous boss, Christy Mcnichol as a performance artist.. not to mention Charles Grodin as a condom pushing father. This flick still runs on Comedy Central and it always makes me laugh out loud. Especially Bridget Fonda's boss who runs the dating service. UPDATED JULY 2009. Just watched it again courtesy of TV Guide's channel with all the nonsense running underneath. Still makes me laugh. Lu Leonard is hilarious as the owner of the dating service (she passed away a couple of years back.) This film was 20 years ahead of its time.


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