Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Jean-Charles Tacchella (based on the film "Cousin, Cousine"written by), Stephen Metcalfe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Larry - Tish's Husband
Sean Young ... Tish - Larry's Wife
Isabella Rossellini ... Maria - Tom's Wife
William Petersen ... Tom - Maria's Husband
Lloyd Bridges ... Vince - Larry's Father
Norma Aleandro ... Edie - Maria's Mother
Keith Coogan ... Mitch - Larry's Son
Gina DeAngeles Gina DeAngeles ... Sofia - Phil's Sister (as Gina DeAngelis)
George Coe ... Phil - Larry's Uncle
Katharine Isabelle ... Chloe - Tom and Maria's Daughter (as Katie Murray)
Alex Bruhanski ... Herbie
Stephen E. Miller ... Stan
Gordon Currie ... Dean Kozinski
Saffron Henderson ... Terri Costello
Michele Goodger ... Claudia
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Storyline

Legal secretary Maria is married to car salesman Tom. Dance teacher Larry is married to the striking Tish. Larry's uncle is marrying Maria's mother. Tom and Tish meet at the wedding and waste no time taking more than a test drive in his BMW. So when Maria and Larry become acquainted later in the day they already have a common interest. But more than that, they find they like each other. A lot. Written by Jeremy Perkins

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They already have a lot in common. Her husband is sleeping with his wife. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film's original theatrical movie poster resembled an impressionistic painting and ironically resembled more of an European art film than the French film poster for Cousin cousine (1975), the film's source French movie its based on. See more »

Goofs

When Chloe is lying in bed asleep as her mother looks over her, Chloe's head changes position from one edit to the next, first with her head turned downward on the pillow, then with her head turned upward next. See more »

Quotes

Vince: You've got only one life to live. You can either make it chickenshit or chicken salad.
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Alternate Versions

UK version was edited by 2 sec. to secure a 15 rating. In 2002 these cuts were waived. See more »

Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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The Brady Bunch
by Sherwood Schwartz & Frank De Vol
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One of my all time favorites...
25 January 2000 | by Kilroy-17See all my reviews

This picture has all the elements you need for a great romantic movie. Mostly it will make you laugh and tug at your heart strings.

You really start to feel for Larry (Danson) and Maria (Rossellini). Larry and his wife Tish (Young) care for each other but aren't in love, and Maria and her husband Tom (Petersen) seemed to be trapped together because they have a young daughter.

The story gets started when, at the wedding reception of Maria's mother Edie (Aleandro), Tish and Tom sneak off and fool around together. In the mean time back at the reception, Larry and Maria meet and begin talking, and when their spouses show up together, are both suspicious, but say nothing. Then, the next day, Maria goes to visit Larry to get his opinion of what happened the day before.

From there, we get to go on their journey as they become friends and then, more than friends. And there's quite a bit that will make you happy and sad along the way.

This is a great movie for a lazy Saturday afternoon...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cousins See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,039,805, 12 February 1989

Gross USA:

$22,026,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,026,369
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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