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Coupe de Ville (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 1990 (USA)
Three bickering brothers who don't get along reluctantly go on a cross country road trip together to deliver a car in time for their mother's birthday.

Director:

Joe Roth

Writer:

Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Robert 'Bobby' Libner
Arye Gross ... Buddy Libner
Daniel Stern ... Marvin Libner
Annabeth Gish ... Tammy
Rita Taggart ... Betty Libner
Joseph Bologna ... Uncle Phil
Alan Arkin ... Fred Libner
James Gammon ... Dr. Sturgeon the Cadillac Surgeon
Ray Lykins ... Rick
Chris Lombardi ... Raymond
Josh Segal Josh Segal ... Billy Sturgeon
John Considine ... Professor Kloppner, Eastbrook Academy
Steve Boles Steve Boles ... Policeman #1
Don Tilley Don Tilley ... Policeman #2
Terry Loughlin ... Garage Worker
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Storyline

Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They have met to drive home a car their father bought for their mother's 50th birthday. During the long ride home they get to know each other once again. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A comedy for everyone who ever struggled to love a brother...or strangle one.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Cadillac used the "Coupe De Ville" model name for the two-door hardtop for 1954, not the convertible. The Cadillac in the movie was actually a "Series 62 Convertible." See more »

Goofs

Modern day cars can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Libner: We had sex!
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Connections

Features The Fugitive (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wanderer
Written by Ernie Maresca
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
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The best movie that no one's ever seen
28 November 2006 | by SVAHistorySee all my reviews

I have watched "Coupe de Ville" nearly twenty times and I have loved it every single time. This is a textbook example of how great acting, a brilliant screen play, simple dialog, and clever plot twists all work together to form a wonderful movie. Every character is brilliant and original. It is hard to believe that I can still laugh at the same lines long after other more popular movies leave me bored and unsatisfied. The scene with the brothers arguing over the garbled lyrics to "Louie, Louie" has to be one of the best written and inventive five minutes of film ever shot. The relationship between the father and his sons is somewhat akin to that in "Big Fish." And the final scene brings tears to my eye every single time I watch it--the message and the subtle emotion is among the best ever.

I cannot recommend this movie more highly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cape Coral, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,871, 11 March 1990

Gross USA:

$715,983

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$715,983
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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