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Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 10 July 1992 (USA)
A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.

Director:

Norman René

Writers:

Craig Lucas (play), Craig Lucas (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Peter Hoskins
Meg Ryan ... Rita Boyle
Kathy Bates ... Leah Blier
Ned Beatty ... Dr. Boyle
Patty Duke ... Mrs. Boyle
Richard Riehle ... Jerry Blier
Stanley Tucci ... Taylor
Sydney Walker Sydney Walker ... Old Man
Rocky Carroll ... Tom
Debra Monk ... Aunt Dorothy
Ray Gill Ray Gill ... Uncle Fred
Ward Ohrman Ward Ohrman ... Minister
Annie Golden ... Tin Market Musician
Frank Carillo Frank Carillo ... Tin Market Musician
Sally Murphy ... Bridesmaid #1
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Storyline

A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language (sex related dialogue) | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

10 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hechizo de un beso See more »

Filming Locations:

Berwyn, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,273,395, 10 July 1992

Gross USA:

$20,006,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,690,961
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The day after Kathy Bates won the Oscar for her role in Misery (1990), she filmed a scene with Alec Baldwin where fans asked for their autographs. Kathy Bates later walked her dog and forgot to bring a clean-up bag and wound up using a fan's discarded autograph she found on the ground instead. See more »

Goofs

When they were in flight they were over Lake Michigan. No flight path for either airport would have taken them that way. See more »

Quotes

Rita Boyle: You want a Molson?
Peter Hoskins: You drink Molson?
Rita Boyle: Uh-huh.
Peter Hoskins: In your own home?
Rita Boyle: I've been known to.
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Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut 2m 37s for a 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

References The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Only The Blues Will Do
Written by Stu Woods
Performed by Bubba's Blues Band
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Does he kiss the frog? Do you care?
8 June 2004 | by AlternateViewpointSee all my reviews

Two very different people fall in love, get married and discover that one of them is even more different than the other imagined. What happened? Can true love triumph?

Watching this film reminded me of why I used to think Alec Baldwin was hot. Somewhere between then and now he forgot how to smile (what happened?); and in forgetting that, he hugely decreased his acting range (his nomination for Best Supporting Actor in *The Cooler* aside -- he doesn't smile in that film either!).

Back then, Baldwin was still capable of portraying whimsy & warmth, his character likable; Meg Ryan was still acting rather than playing her mid-90s formulaic "Meg Ryan" role.

Although its origin as a stage play kept peeking out in the style of dialog, the limited sets & the number of characters on stage at any one time, I like live theater.

Maybe that's why I LIKED *Prelude to a kiss*! Whatever. It snuck up on me. It's not *You've got mail*, but it's enjoyable entertainment, and a good chick flick.

Underrated.


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