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The Counterfeit Contessa (1994)

Gina Nardino, a young saleswoman at the food counter of a posh department store, falls hard for a society stud, and, through a series of accidents, impresses him by taking on the false ... See full summary »

Director:

Ron Lagomarsino

Writers:

Christine Burrill (story), Randi Johnson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Téa Leoni ... Gina Leonarda Nardino
D.W. Moffett ... Dawson Everett
David Beecroft David Beecroft ... Sinclair Everett
Karla Tamburrelli Karla Tamburrelli ... Countess Sofia di Sarzanello
Susan Walters ... Palmer Hewitt
Molly Price ... Margo
Nicole de Boer ... Helena Everett (as Nikki de Boer)
Holland Taylor ... Wallace Everett
Lynn Cohen ... Angie Nardino
Sam Coppola ... Mel Nardino
Louis Guss Louis Guss ... Antony Nardino
Jonathan Potts ... Floyd
Pat Mastroianni ... Carlos
Falconer Abraham Falconer Abraham ... Lefty
James Mainprize James Mainprize ... Mr. Butterhands
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Storyline

Gina Nardino, a young saleswoman at the food counter of a posh department store, falls hard for a society stud, and, through a series of accidents, impresses him by taking on the false identity of an Italian contessa. But the masquerade begins to get out of hand when the stud's brother sees through her disguise...and likes what he sees. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Contessa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Margo: I'm in love!
Gina Leonarda Nardino: Don't rub it in.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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MY CUP OF TEA
11 January 2003 | by pnay75-1See all my reviews

While it is not a great movie, it is a very pleasant one: its best trump is vivacious Téa Leoni, utterly charming as the counterfeit contessa. D.W. Moffett is quite convincing as her relaxed suitor, and David Beecroft and Susan Walters aptly unpleasant. I had seen 'THE COUNTERFEIT CONTESSA ' several years ago, with much pleasure; it was again shown on French TV a few days ago, and I found it up to my memories. Most viewers ought to enjoy it, if they like charming.. and relaxing modern fairy tales.


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