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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

Mary-Louise Parker was set to reprise the role of Rita Boyle that she originated in the original stage show but was replaced by Meg Ryan at the insistence of the studio due to Ryan being a bigger star at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Peter is first in Rita's apartment and she unbuttons his shirt he sits down and the width his shirt is apart changes between shots. 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 »


Soundtracks

I Had the Craziest Dream
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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Modern day fairy tale
23 March 2004 | by kodax@chollian.netSee all my reviews

The DVD just became available near me so picked up the movie on an impulse. I remember seeing it on cable some time ago and being very touched by the story and the great performance of Baldwin. Having seen it again, its one of my favorite movies..and probably the best romance in my DVD collection.

Its a modern day fairy tale with a moral and timeless wisdom. It ponders the nature of true love....and then gives an answer. It asks the more contemporary question.."what do you do when the person you love becomes sick, repulsive and dying?"

Of course, this is an allegory for aids but the concept of loss is universal and Baldwin gives a great performance in conveying feelings of loss and helplessness.


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