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The Night We Never Met (1993)

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Brian, painter Ellen and chef Sam timeshare an apartment on different days. A shift on Mon/Wednesdays causes mistaken identity as Ellen and Sam have never met but leave notes, food etc. behind for each other.

Director:

Warren Leight

Writer:

Warren Leight
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Sam Lester
Annabella Sciorra ... Ellen Holder
Tim Guinee ... Kenneth
Michelle Hurst ... Leslie
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Inga
Brooke Smith ... Catha
Mary B. McCann ... Yogurt-Eating Date
Naomi Campbell ... French Cheese Shopper
Michael Mastro ... Triple Creme Cheese Shopper (as Michael Mastrototaro)
Katharine Houghton ... Less / More Cheese Lady
Mary Fulham Mary Fulham ... I'm Double Parked Lady
Kathryn Rossetter ... Excuse Me Shopper
Steven Goldstein ... 3rd Cheese Man
Catherine Lloyd Burns ... Deli Customer
Bitty Schram ... Pharmacy Clerk
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Storyline

Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygiene. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he agrees to share the occupancy of another flat: he gets two nights a week, the owner (a sleazy frat-boy yuppie named Brian, soon to be married) and Ellen (a would-be painter seeking relief from her boring marriage) each get their separate nights in the flat. Things go extremely well until Sam and Brian swap nights without telling Ellen, who attributes the "nice" things that happen around the place to the slob Brian, while berating the responsible Sam for his hedonistic lifestyle. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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A comedy with room for romance.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Kevin Anderson and Jeanne Tripplehorn would go on two appear in two popular novel to film adaptations after this film was released in the Spring of 1993. Anderson would appear in Rising Sun starring Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes and Tripplehorn would appear in the hit, The Firm starring Tom Cruise, with whom Anderson co-starred in Cruise's breakout film, Risky Business, ten years earlier. Both released in June 1993. Both Anderson and Tripplehorn play important vital roles in each film. See more »

Quotes

Inga: You are welcome to me!
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Rock Guitar Music
Written and Performed by Adam Roth
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A very funny and well scripted romantic comedy
30 March 1999 | by FilmChic-3See all my reviews

A tad different from most romance comedies. This film is light, yet contains a slightly dark edge with the subject matter.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Night We Never Met See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$911,736, 2 May 1993

Gross USA:

$1,884,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,884,814
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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