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Amore! (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 November 1993 (USA)
Saul Schwartz, a married successful businessman, is bored with his life and decides he has had enough. So he gets a divorce, quits his job, and goes off to pursue his dream, in Hollywood to... See full summary »

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Lorenzo Doumani

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Lorenzo Doumani
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Scalia ... Saul Schwartz
Kathy Ireland ... Taylor Christopher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marion Archey Marion Archey
Vinny Argiro Vinny Argiro ... Casting Director #2
Bridget Butler Bridget Butler ... Barbie (as Bridgett Butler)
Ava Cadell ... Mrs. Scarborough
Linden Chiles ... B.S. Scarborough
Diana Cignoni ... Leading Lady
Norm Crosby ... Shlomo Schwartz
Joey DePinto Joey DePinto ... Joey DeToro
James Doohan ... Dr. Landon
Brenda Epperson ... Louise Armstrong
Phillip Glasser ... Young Saul Schwartz
Arlene Golonka ... Acting Coach
Frank Gorshin ... Asino
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Saul Schwartz, a married successful businessman, is bored with his life and decides he has had enough. So he gets a divorce, quits his job, and goes off to pursue his dream, in Hollywood to be a movie star. Only becoming a movie star isn't as easy as he thought. Nobody wants an overweight, 50 year old, New Yorker who looks like a lawyer. He's going to have to make a few adjustments. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Paesan See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A male Cinderella story
23 September 2007 | by Clothes-OffSee all my reviews

I caught this while flipping dials in a hotel waiting to leave for a wedding. This is how one ends up watching movies like this. And it's not a bad idea for a movie. We've seen lots of women on film transform themselves to become belle of the ball; why not take a schlubby guy and turn him into a hunky action hero? Of course, already knowing what Jack Scalia looked like, I knew their job would not be that difficult! (Not uncommon in the female version of this familiar scenario, I might add.)

Once the main character makes his transformation it becomes a story about someone who can have everything but it means nothing without that one true love. With the schmaltz factor set on "high" the story sails along to a satisfying conclusion, and no matter how many bathroom trips you make during the proceedings you won't feel like you missed anything.

On paper this film doesn't look like much, with its C-list cast and knowing it was made as pay-TV "filler" material. But for what it is, I dare say it slightly exceeds those low expectations, even though it's not something to go out of ones way to seek. Surprisingly, I kinda liked the fact that a bunch of people got together and made this so I'd have something to watch while flipping dials other than home shopping, infomercials, or even worse--an overblown colossal flop with bigger name stars who should have known better. With that comparison, mediocrity seems just fine.


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