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The Night We Never Met (1993)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam Lester
... Ellen Holder
... Kenneth
... Leslie
... Inga
... Catha
... Yogurt-Eating Date
... French Cheese Shopper
... Triple Creme Cheese Shopper (as Michael Mastrototaro)
... Less / More Cheese Lady
Mary Fulham ... I'm Double Parked Lady
... Excuse Me Shopper
... 3rd Cheese Man
... Deli Customer
... Pharmacy Clerk
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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.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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30 April 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Noite que Nunca Nos Encontramos  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,884,814
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The occupations of each characters are: Sam (Cook/Food Specialist at Dean & DeLuca), Ellen (A dental assistant) and Brian (Stockbroker). See more »

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Inga: You are welcome to me!
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My Baby Just Cares for Me
Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn
Donaldson Music, Gilber Keyes, WB Music Corp., ASCAP
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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Cute fluff with equal parts of romance and comedy
14 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

"The Night We Never Met" tells of three people, all in relationships, who timeshare a NYC flat with a weekly rotation. The trio has not met but do get to know each other by leaving notes, phone calls, and the inevitable traces of their occupancy which, of course, leads to romance between principals Sciorra and Broderick. A cute little bit of B- fluff which is well cast with a clever premise, "Night..." muddles a little in the middle, runs a tad long, and could have ended better. Nonetheless, it's worth a look. Now on cable.


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