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Cousins (1989)

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The names of the adult magazines that Vincent Kozinski (Lloyd Bridges) gave his grandson were "Girls With Big Jugs" and "Hot Patty's Pyjama Party". 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

Tom: Look, I've kept my part of the bargain for Chloe's sake.
Maria Hardy: Well, maybe Chloe deserves more than a bargain, Tom.
[strokes his cheek, then turns to Larry]
Maria Hardy: Larry Kozinski, I would love to dance with you.
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Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Maria's Theme
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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This is my ALL-TIME favorite movie!!!
18 December 2006 | by drebaSee all my reviews

You wouldn't think that Ted Danson would translate well to the big screen, but he is magical in the role of Larry Kozinski. Isabella Rossellini is her usual beautiful, understated, elegant self in the role of Maria. When the two are on screen together, the sparks fly. Sean Young, Norma Aleandro, Lloyd Bridges, Keith Coogan, and William Petersen round out an excellent ensemble. The real star of this picture is the soundtrack. Every time the theme song is played, I cry and cry. It is so beautiful. I could watch this movie every day and find something new every time I watch it. This movie is sly, sophisticated, funny, sad, and very, very real. If you haven't seen it yet, you have missed a gem. It is definitely a must-see.


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