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Year of the Comet (1992)

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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Margaret Harwood
... Oliver Plexico
... Philippe
... Nico
... Sir Mason Harwood
... Ian
... Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
Julia McCarthy ... Landlady
... Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas ... Luis
Chapman Roberts ... John
... Jamie
... Scottish Farmer
... T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson ... Snobbish Wine Taster
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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international chase. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> [edited]

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A comedy about romance and other perilous adventures. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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24 April 1992 (USA)  »

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A Very Good Year  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,350,939, 26 April 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,791,515
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2.35 : 1
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William Goldman's first original screenplay since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). See more »

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When Margaret Harwood goes to the MacPherson Castle and encounters Philippe in the shots showing Margaret's face, you can see a hair stuck up on her head. When Philippe's face is shown you can see Margaret's hair is back in place. See more »

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[Sir Mason and Richard are discussing the winery's business dealings. Margaret has come in after cleaning up from the last tasting]
Margaret Harwood: Everything is cleaned up, Father.
Sir Mason Harwood: Thank you, dear. Now, when you're finished with Belgium...
[Margaret remains where she is, Sir Mason looks up]
Sir Mason Harwood: What is it?
Margaret Harwood: Father, please, when are you going to send me on a trip?
Sir Mason Harwood: When you're ready.
Margaret Harwood: Father, I've been here for almost a year. I *am* ready, you know I am.
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Movie (1993) See more »

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EINEKLEINE NACHTMUSIK
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
Published by Software Music BMI
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg
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I will admit this isn't one of the best films ever made, but...
9 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I will admit this isn't one of the best films ever made, but it happens to be one of my favorites. I even purchased an additional tape just in case the first one breaks. Penelope Ann Miller is driving force behind all of this. In my opinion, this was her best performance, ever. Unfortunately, that isn't too saying much because she isn't that great of an actress-oh well, no one is perfect. Anyway, she fascinates me and I have a gut feeling that she is just amazing women. And I'm not just referring to the physical aspects. There are plenty of beautiful actresses out there. She is special because she is sexy and smart-not an easy combination to find. Of all the actress that I can think of, there are very few other examples.


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