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Cousins (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 February 1989 (USA)
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
Isabella Rossellini ... Maria
Sean Young ... Tish
William Petersen ... Tom
Lloyd Bridges ... Vince
Norma Aleandro ... Edie
Keith Coogan ... Mitch
Gina DeAngeles Gina DeAngeles ... Aunt Sofia (as Gina DeAngelis)
George Coe ... Phil
Katharine Isabelle ... Chloe Hardy (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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El sabor de la infidelidad 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,030,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Isabella Rossellini played the lead female role which had been played by Marie-Christine Barrault in the original Cousin cousine (1975). In that movie, the character was called Marthe, but in this remake, the character was called Maria, this being similar to the Barrault's first name. The original French film actually starred two actresses called Marie, Marie-France Pisier and Marie-Christine Barrault. 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 The Jetsons (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Adulterer's Blues Two
Soloist, Saxophone by Kirk Whalum
Conducted and composed by Angelo Badalamenti
© 1989 Warner Bros. Records, Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
Film photographs and artwork TM and Copyright © 1989 by Paramount Pictures Corporation
(p) 1989 Warner Bros. Records, Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
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Kudos to the director and screenwriter
1 October 2002 | by smyrna-3See all my reviews

I can't imagine why this movie has only received a rating of 6 in this database. If you read the comments, everyone liked it. There were so many neat little things going on it in I decided to look up both the director and screenwriter. I want to make sure I see more of their stuff.


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