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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.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite que Nunca Nos Encontramos See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,884,814
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Broderick would go on to co-star in the 1997 comedy, Addicted To Love with Meg Ryan which shares a few similarities with this film. The main one is Broderick's appearance in which he also sports a beard and dresses in similar clothing to and the character's name is also Sam like in this film, which could be a variation of this character in this film reinterpreted by Broderick for that film. See more »

Quotes

Inga: You are welcome to me!
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Soundtracks

Come Back Home
Performed by Ya Kid K.
Written by Ya Kid K.
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. / Banta Music (BMI)
Courtesy of SBK Records
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE
18 September 2000 | by ommmmaggieSee all my reviews

I rented this on a whim, when it first came to video stores in late '93 or early '94. I was so charmed by it that I went back and bought it the next weekend, since I knew it would be cheaper than renting it as much as I knew I would. I watch it all the time, to pick up my spirits after a bad break-up, to commiserate with Sam when the world of love has left me cold, or when I feel a strong need to laugh at French performance artists. I can't recommend it highly enough as a great date movie, great for watching with a group of friends, and maybe best ingested when alone. I LOVE THIS MOVIE. If anyone knows of a soundtrack for it, please post a message.


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