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Mr. Wonderful (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 15 October 1993 (USA)
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In an attempt to end alimony payments, a working class man tries to set up his ex wife with potential husbands.

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Gus
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Tom
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Pope
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Harvey
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Dante
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Juice
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Funny Face
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Loretta
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Woman on Train
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Man on Train
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Mr. Wonderful
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Harry
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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.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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15 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Con quién caso a mi mujer  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,125,424
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Trivia

Annabella Sciorra would go on to play James Gandolfini's love interest for 7 episodes on The Sopranos (1999). See more »

Goofs

The bright-sparking flash that represents electrical-arcing only occurs after Gus completely removes the fuse; there would only be a spark during the actual "removal moment", while the fuse was in the act of breaking the electrical circuit. See more »

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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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Mr. Wonderful
Music by Jerry Bock & George David Weiss
Lyrics by George David Weiss & Lawrence Holofcener
Published by Abilene Music, lley Music Corp.
Jerry Bock Enterprises, Quartet Music, Inc.
Range Road Music, Inc. and Trio Muci Co. Inc.
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Enjoyable film with surprise cast.
14 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just watched this on TV and enjoyed it as much for the cast as well as the light hearted story.

Seeing a thinner younger James Gandolfini with Annabelle Sciorra years prior to the Sopranos was a surprise as well as seeing Vincent D'Onofrio as a shy singing druggist instead of an intense detective or someone on the edge of sanity.

The rest of the supporting players are a tribute to the talent pool available to producers who need to fill background roles with actors with as much talent as the leads.

Luis Guzman does a great job as always along with Dan Hedaya, Bruce Kirby and William Hurt. There is even a too brief appearance by Saverio Guerra as the landscaper driving the truck. If you wondered where you saw him before it was as the laughable Bob character on Ted Danson's enjoyable series Becker.


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