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Happy Together (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 4 May 1989 (USA)
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Christopher leaves to pursue a career in writing. Due to a computer mixup he shares a dorm room with Alex whom he presumes is a man. However, Alex is the beautiful Alexandra! When upon ... See full summary »


Mel Damski


Craig J. Nevius





Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Christopher Wooden
Helen Slater ... Alexandra Page
Dan Schneider ... Stan
Kevin Hardesty ... Slash
Marius Weyers ... Denny Dollenbacher
Barbara Babcock ... Ruth Carpenter
Gloria Hayes Gloria Hayes ... Luisa Dellacova
Brad Pitt ... Brian
Aaron Harnick Aaron Harnick ... Wally
Ron Sterling Ron Sterling ... Trevor
Eric Lumbard Eric Lumbard ... Gary
Michael D. Clarke Michael D. Clarke ... Steve
Wendy Lee Marconi Wendy Lee Marconi ... Dory
Yvette Rambo Yvette Rambo ... Jill
Shawne Rowe Shawne Rowe ... Geri


Christopher leaves to pursue a career in writing. Due to a computer mixup he shares a dorm room with Alex whom he presumes is a man. However, Alex is the beautiful Alexandra! When upon first meeting her she gets on his nerves by partying and being with different men while at school! She is very outgoing. Christopher tries to get another roommate but while trying to get switched, she helps him in different ways by improving his love life and writing ability. The both of them fall in love with each other, but Alex has a boyfriend Slash who comes back for her. After putting her name on the wall of a men's bathroom, she realizes she is better of with Chris.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


How do I love thee, Let me count the ways... See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language and some scenes of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The film is based on the musical "Cabaret." See more »


Alexandra's shoulder sleeves when she's wearing the pink shirt. See more »


Alexandra Page: I didn't even read the questions, I just took a number 2 pencil and filled in the bubbles as fast as I could!
Christopher Wooden: What did you put for sex?
Alexandra Page: Occasionally.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Happy Together
Written by Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon
Performed by The Turtles
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Afterall its a RomCom
14 November 2010 | by shashank-shanky5See all my reviews

Last night i had the chance to watch this not so popular, not so well known movie and i must say its definitely better than 5.6(current rating) .Patrick Dempsey despite playing a role of teenager has a character much matured than that in Cant buy me love.But is very natural and plays his part of a aspiring writer perfectly. Helen Slater was a total surprise. This was d first movie of hers i have seen and she plays a really difficult role with much ease and effortlessly. Happy Together is so much better than crappy teen comedies and other rubbish RomComs.Overall its a good watch with lots of entertainment.Recommended for fans of RomCom.They wont be disappointed

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Release Date:

4 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cimerka See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,776, 6 May 1990

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1.85 : 1
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