Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on Marilyn Monroe. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems. Written by
The story of a younger man, and a bolder woman.
Did You Know?
Originally "White Palace" was to have been "White Castle", and in the novel specific reference is made to a real White Castle location at the intersection of S. Grand Blvd. and Gravois Ave. in south St. Louis, Mo., but the White Castle chain wouldn't give permission for their trademarked name to be used in either the novel or the movie, or allow the use of any of their restaurants for film locations. The diner used for the film's "White Palace" restaurant tried to change its name to White Palace after the film was released, but the studio refused permission, so it was renamed "White Knight" by its owners instead. It still exists and is open for business. See more
Nora has on natural-colored hosiery before leaving for the Thanksgiving dinner but upon arrival has on black hosiery. See more
[Drunk and desperately wanting coffee
How can you be out of coffee?
Referenced in Rederiet: Talande tystnad
O Mio Babbino Caro
(Aria from the Opera "Gianni Schicchi")
Performed by The Munchner Rundfunkorchester
Conducted by Kurt Eichhorn
(as Karl Eichhorn)
Soprano by Lucia Popp
Courtesy of Acanta Records/Sounds of Film, Ltd.
Written by Giacomo Puccini See more