In an attempt to end alimony payments, a working class man tries to set up his ex wife with potential husbands.

Director:

Anthony Minghella

Writers:

Amy Schor Ferris (as Amy Schor), Vicki Polon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Gus
Annabella Sciorra ... Leonora
Mary-Louise Parker ... Rita
William Hurt ... Tom
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Dominic
David Barry Gray ... Pope
Dan Hedaya ... Harvey
Bruce Kirby ... Dante
Luis Guzmán ... Juice
Jessica Harper ... Funny Face
Joanna Merlin ... Loretta
Jennifer Alonzi Jennifer Alonzi ... Woman on Train
Frank E. Smurlo Jr. Frank E. Smurlo Jr. ... Man on Train
Bruce Altman ... Mr. Wonderful
Peter Appel ... Harry
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Storyline

Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends. Unfortunately, due to the alimony payments he has to make to his ex-wife Leonora, the bank refuses to loan him the down payment. Knowing that when she marries again she loses her alimony rights, Gus tries to speed things up by bringing Leonora together with all the potential husbands he can find. Although this approach isn't very successful, it awakens feelings in both of them they didn't know they still had. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

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Sometimes love is a stranger. And sometimes it's someone you've known all your life.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Annabella Sciorra, James Gandolfini, Bruce Altman, and Frank Pellegrino will all appear on The Sopranos (1999). See more »

Goofs

As hired public-works servicemen, Gus and his co-worker would have been wearing OSHA-approved safety-goggles when servicing the fuse-bank, since there were such large sparks present. See more »

Quotes

Leonora: [in disgusted sarcastic response to Gus's complaining that she appears to have "traded down" by divorcing him and hooking up with her current romantic interest whom Gus views as just a high-class dandy and clueless dude who's probably incapable of even simple tasks; Gus opines that the guy "likely doesn't even know how to change a fuse"] Who really cares whether or not you can change a fuse, if the WIRES aren't even HOOKED UP INSIDE YOUR HEAD?
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References Sneakers (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Still It's You
(Theme song)
Written by Michael Gore and Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Phil Perry & Wendy Moten
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guy loses girl, guy tries to find another guy for girl
18 February 2005 | by corridorg4See all my reviews

I expected this movie to bore me within the first five minutes, but I had an afternoon to kill and there was a rerun of a home improvement show I could watch. I got a pleasant surprise and never did check into ways to repaint the kitchen. I found the plot to be original because of Dillon's machinations to get another guy the girl. He's not much of a matchmaker, but he seems to sincerely want hi ex-wife to be happy. The end was predictable, but Sciorra and Dillon are convincing as angry ex- spouses who have gone in different directions and the numerous character actors fill in the occasional boring spots, especially Dan Hedeya - I like anything he does though, so I am biased.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Wonderful See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,177,311, 17 October 1993

Gross USA:

$3,125,424

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,125,424
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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