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Three of Hearts (1993)

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After her female lover leaves her, a nurse hires a male escort to seduce the lover and then break her heart so she will return. As the escort begins to win her over, however, he begins to ... See full summary »

Directors:

Yurek Bogayevicz, Mitch Glazer (uncredited)

Writers:

Adam Greenman (story), Adam Greenman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Baldwin ... Joe Casella
Kelly Lynch ... Connie Czapski
Sherilyn Fenn ... Ellen Armstrong
Joe Pantoliano ... Mickey
Gail Strickland ... Yvonne
Cec Verrell ... Allison
Claire Callaway Claire Callaway ... Isabella
Marek Johnson Marek Johnson ... Gail
Monique Mannen Monique Mannen ... Daphne
Timothy Stickney Timothy Stickney ... Ralph
Frank Ray Perilli ... Patient
Tony Amendola ... Harvey
Keith MacKechnie ... Frankie
Ann Ryerson ... Jackie
Gloria Gifford ... Operator
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Storyline

After her female lover leaves her, a nurse hires a male escort to seduce the lover and then break her heart so she will return. As the escort begins to win her over, however, he begins to fall in love and questions his task and the direction of his life. Meanwhile, an acquaintance has gotten out of prison and seeks to put a hurt on the escort, blaming him for his prison sentence. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Just your average Girl meets Girl, Girl loses Girl, Girl hires Boy to get Girl back story. With a twist. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 de Coeur See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,495,507
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Downey Jr. lobbied for the role of Joe Casella and even rewrote the script with his own ideas to present to the producers. See more »

Goofs

As Joe is running to Ellen's apartment, movie lights are visible on the street and are also reflected in store front windows. See more »

Alternate Versions

The two alternate ending differ from the point the nurse brings Joe a wheelchair:
  • "Happy ending": Connie pushes Joe in the wheelchair down a corridor. She tells him to treat Ellen right and not to invite her to their wedding. "You'll try to kiss me [..] it will be a nightmare." Joe waits for Ellen outside her class and walks with her down the street. Finally he says: I love you. "I'm not gonna chase you.", "Give you time." Ellen gets into the backseat of a cab. Joe says "Fuck this" and runs after the cab yelling Ellen! We see Ellen in the cab, after the fourth Ellen! she tells the cabdriver to stop. Joe gets into the cab. They kiss. Cut to street and closing credits start as camera pulls up to the tree tops and street buildings. Fade to black.
  • Un-Happy ending: Omits the wheelchair sequence, jumps right to Joe waiting for Ellen outside class. Same scene: From Joe walking with her down the street to Ellen getting into the backseat of the cab and Joe saying "Fuck this" and running after the cab yelling Ellen! We see Ellen in the cab; After the fourth Ellen! Joe gives up. Cab drives away. Connie appears out of nowhere. "I could have caught that cab in heels." Joe and Connie talk. She agrees to get Ellen back for him. They walk into the park, Connie asks him not to invite her to their wedding. "You'll try to kiss me [..] it will be a nightmare." He says: It'll be romantic and Sting's Shape of My Heart starts playing and continues through all the credits up to the copyright logo. Shape of My Heart by Sting credit appears right after the cast list and before music supervisor.
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Bottle Deposit (1996) See more »

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Red Wine Polka
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Published by Art For Peace Music
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ASTONISHED!
25 March 2003 | by reesewforkSee all my reviews

Well, I saw this film one night by accident, but I was petrified, because the only humour part -which I consider very important for this sort of romance movies- was wholy put on Joe Pantoliano's shoulders; his character was really powerful, hilarious and a bit outrageous, componding a supporting role as well as the classic formers second actors in the past. In this movie, he looks like specially attractive and masculine. The female actress are average in their representation of a broken lesbian couple; I think William Baldwin is the worst actor here because it's not very believeable his carachter componding.


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