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.
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Just your average Girl meets Girl, Girl loses Girl, Girl hires Boy to get Girl back story. With a twist.
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30 April 1993 (USA)
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Gross USA: $5,495,507
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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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
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
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.
Referenced in Seinfeld: The Bottle Deposit
Red Wine Polka
Written, Produced and Performed by Liliana Overman
Published by Art For Peace Music See more