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Year of the Comet ()


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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 more »

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Margaret Harwood
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Oliver Plexico
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Philippe
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Nico
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Sir Mason Harwood
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Ian
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Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
Julia McCarthy ...
Landlady
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Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas ...
Luis
Chapman Roberts ...
John
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Jamie
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Scottish Farmer
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T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson ...
Snobbish Wine Taster
Wilfred Bowman ...
Spiros Nivanos

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Peter Yates

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William Goldman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Alan Brown ... executive producer
Phil Kellogg ... executive producer
Nigel Wooll ... producer
Peter Yates ... producer

Music by

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Hummie Mann

Cinematography by

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Roger Pratt

Film Editing by

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Ray Lovejoy

Editorial Department

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Simon Harris ... first assistant editor
Xavier Loutreuil ... second assistant editor
Phillip Storch ... post-production runner
Eddie Wilder ... color timer
Toby Yates ... second assistant editor

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Noel Davis
Pam Dixon
Jeremy Zimmermann ... (as Jeremy Zimmerman)

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Anthony Pratt

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Desmond Crowe
Chris Seagers

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Stephenie McMillan

Costume Design by

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Marilyn Vance

Makeup Department

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Elaine Bowerbank ... hair stylist: second unit / makeup artist: second unit
Naomi Donne ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Sally Sutton ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Jean-Pierre Avice ... production manager: France
Denise O'Dell ... production supervisor
Jeffrey Stott ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Murray Ashton ... assistant director: France
Gerry Gavigan ... first assistant director
Ian Hickinbotham ... first assistant director: second unit
Mic Rodgers ... second unit director
Paul Taylor ... second assistant director
Richard Whelan ... second assistant director: second unit

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Terry Apsey ... construction manager
Martin Asbury ... storyboard artist
Dennis Bosher ... draughtsman
Ray Campbell ... stand-by painter
Darryl Carter ... stand-by carpenter
Stephen Dobric ... draughtsman (as Steven Dobric)
Peter Hancock ... property master
Robert Hill ... chargehand stand-by propman
Damien Lanfranchi ... art director: France
Steven Lawrence ... draughtsman
Paul Lay ... stand-by stagehand
Steve Macdonald ... stand-by propman (as Steve MacDonald)
Phillipe Mazauric ... property buyer: France
John Mcgregor ... supervising carpenter (as John McGregor)
Dave Midson ... chargehand dressing propman (as David Midson)
John Moore ... dressing propman
John New ... hod carpenter
Ron Newvell ... hod rigger (as Ronald Newvell)
Brian Read ... buyer
Eric Regan ... hod painter
James Stachini ... hod stagehand
Don Taylor ... hod plasterer (as Donald Taylor)
Mark White ... painter
Danae Yamalaki ... art department runner
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Hervé Schrub ... set dresser (uncredited)
Adrian Start ... supervising painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tony Bell ... sound assistant
Stephen Butler ... dialogue editor
William Butler ... adr editor
Valerie Davidson ... foley editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush ... re-recording mixer
Rick Hart ... re-recording mixer
Carole A. Kenneally ... assistant sound editor
David Sharpe ... assistant sound editor
Don Sharpe ... supervising sound editor
Doug E. Turner ... re-recording mixer
Ken Weston ... sound mixer

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Peter Fern ... special effects technician
George Gibbs ... special effects supervisor
Trevor Neighbour ... special effects technician
Andy Williams ... special effects technician
Joss Williams ... special effects technician
Joe Bullen ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Paul Clancy ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Terence J. Cox ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Dawson ... special effects administrator (uncredited)

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Stanley W. Sayer ... matte photography consultant
Nicholas Brooks ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Pete Hanson ... studio manager: CFC (uncredited)
Mark Nelmes ... digital visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Gerry Crampton ... stunts
Simon Crane ... stunts
David Cronnelly ... stunts
Dorothy Ford ... stunts
Sarah Franzl ... stunts
Eddie Kidd ... stunts
Tom Lucy ... stunts
Gary Powell ... stunts
Greg Powell ... stunt coordinator
Paul Weston ... stunts
Marc Wolff ... helicopter stunt pilot

Camera and Electrical Department

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Fred Brown ... electrician
Stuart Bunting ... grip: second unit
Sean Connor ... clapper loader: second unit
Clive Coote ... still photographer
Adam Dale ... aerial camera operator
Jonathan Earp ... clapper loader
Chuck Finch ... gaffer
Stephen Finch ... electrician (as Steve Finch)
Alan Grosch ... generator operator
Simon Hume ... focus puller: second unit
Jean-Marie Lopez ... gaffer: France
John Marzano ... focus puller: helicopter unit
Billy Merrell ... best boy
Lester Mills ... stand-by rigger
David Morgan ... focus puller
Mike Proudfoot ... camera operator
Peter Robinson ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: second unit
James Swanson ... camera mount technician
Tony Turner ... key grip
Toby Tyler ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosemary Burrows ... costume supervisor
Philip Rainforth ... wardrobe master
Pat Williamson ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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John Bernard ... location manager: France
Frédéric Bovis ... location manager: France (as Frederic Bovis)
Gilles Castera ... assistant location manager: France
Arnaud Duterque ... assistant location manager
Rachel Neale ... location manager
Paul Shersby ... location manager

Music Department

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Ruth Bird ... assistant music editor
Brad Dechter ... orchestrator
Scott Grusin ... music editor
Rick Riccio ... score mixer

Transportation Department

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Garry Clark ... driver
Roy Clarke ... driver
Dave Manning ... driver
Billy Turner ... driver
Mark White ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Ray Adams ... labratory consultant
Diane Christian ... accounting assistant
Nikki Clapp ... script supervisor
Laurence Coutaud-Garnier ... production coordinator: France
Susan d'Arcy ... publicist (as Sue d'Arcy)
Sarah Dean ... accounting assistant
Christy Dimmig ... production coordinator
Patricia Freebery ... assistant: Peter Yates
Brough Gurney-Randall ... wine consultant
Marie-Noëlle Hauville ... accountant: France
Deborah Houtsma ... post-production accountant (as Deborah K. Houtsma)
Henriette Marello ... caterer: France
Melvyn Master ... wine consultant
Stephen North ... helicopter engineer
Laragh O'Dell ... production secretary
David Paris ... helicopter pilot
Annie Penn ... script supervisor: second unit (as Annie Wotton)
Catherine Rae Purves ... production coordinator (as Catherine Purves-Statham)
Demetra Stamus ... production assistant
Amanda Stevens ... production runner
Brady Thomas ... production assistant
Samantha Thomas ... assistant to producer
Joyce Turner ... production coordinator
John Wall ... production accountant
Sue Wall ... assistant production accountant
Julia Waye ... key set production assistant
Marc Wolff ... aerial coordinator / helicopter pilot
Kevin Phelan ... unit projectionist: Prominent Studios (uncredited)
Duncan Prentice ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Chris Warren ... video coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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 [edited]

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Taglines A comedy about romance and other perilous adventures. See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Very Good Year (United States)
  • Das Jahr des Kometen (Germany)
  • El año del cometa (Spain)
  • El año de cometa (Argentina)
  • Den vilda jakten på vinet (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,350,939, 26 Apr 1992

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Trivia This was Louis Jourdan's final film before his death on February 14, 2015 at the age of 93. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in George Segal/Penelope Ann Miller/Drew Carey (1991). See more »
Soundtracks ALOT OF LIVIN' TO DO See more »
Quotes Oliver Plexico: Pssssst! Maggie!
Margaret Harwood: [Maggie looks out the window, leans out a little, then looks down and sees Oliver on the remaining block of the broken wall planter below] What are you doing?
Oliver Plexico: [smiles tiredly] I've come to rescue you!
Margaret Harwood: [looks behind her, then back to Oliver] Don't rescue me, it's a trap!
Oliver Plexico: Sweet, sweet Maggie! I know it's a Goddamned trap! The point is, I've somewhat bungled things. So... you're gonna have to save me.
Margaret Harwood: [stands upright, crossing arms] Are you safe on that thing?
Oliver Plexico: Define safe.
Margaret Harwood: [Turns around hastily, pulls the sheets off the bed, ties them into a long rope and ties it around herself hastily, prepared to lower it down to Oliver] Allright! I'll save your life! That's only fair, you saved mine! But then I'm calling it quits!
Oliver Plexico: Why?
Margaret Harwood: Because you have no respect for my feelings!
Oliver Plexico: I have respect for your feelings...
Margaret Harwood: Bull Shit!
Oliver Plexico: I get the feeling you don't believe me?
Margaret Harwood: Stop being charming!
Oliver Plexico: I haven't got much choice right now, I got a 50 foot drop below me, and a crazy lady 10 feet above!
Margaret Harwood: After we... After we did... After we were done with...
Oliver Plexico: After sex?
Margaret Harwood: Yes! Right! Correct! You could have got the number yourself, you didn't have to
[chokes back tears]
Margaret Harwood: throw your wife at me!
Oliver Plexico: I don't have a wife.
Margaret Harwood: I saw the wedding photo!
Oliver Plexico: That's my sister!
[Oliver starts to get aggravated]
Margaret Harwood: Don't make it worse!
Oliver Plexico: [yelling] Now you listen to me, Margaret! When I first met you, you were this... beautiful, crazy... ragamuffin. And I said to myself, hey! A beautiful, crazy... ragamuffin! I didn't have to fly down to get the bottle, I volunteered! Now why do you think I did that?
Margaret Harwood: Why should I believe any of this?
Margaret Harwood: [sighs, frustrated and looks around, motioning with his hand] A guy fresh from the chiropractor scales a 50 foot wall to save your life? This is not mass entertainment Maggie! It's gotta be... Love!
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