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Coupe de Ville (1990)

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.

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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 Chris Lombardi ... Raymond
Josh Segal Josh Segal ... Billy Sturgeon
John Considine ... Professor Kloppner, Eastbrook Academy
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.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Coral, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$715,983
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

River Phoenix was offered the role of Bobby, but he turned it down. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Libner: What do you think's going to happen?
Robert 'Bobby' Libner: I think Marvin is going to get the chair.
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Connections

References Splendor in the Grass (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Crying In The Rain
Written by Howard Greenfield & Carole King
Performed by The Everly Brothers
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Clumsy but charming
5 September 2003 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The premise of "Coupe de Ville" is hardly original - eccentric father gets his three sons, who all hate each other, to drive a car across America for him. Standard road-movie fare, then, and you know they'll all love each other before the end of the trip. Also, the characters are one dimensional (and, in the beginning, impossible to like), while the inevitable disasters that assail them are predictable and yet desperately dull and umimaginitively conceived. The continuous soundtrack sweetens thing up. And yet the film retains a certain charm. It's nicely shaped, not too pretentious, and oddly appeals in a cartoony sort of way - its almost like an adults' film made with the limited sophistication of a children's one. It may not be great film-making, but it's a lot more watchable than you might expect.


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