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The Favor (1994)

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With 15 year reunion coming up, Kathy has sexual fantasies of her high school sweetheart. She's married, so she sends her BFF to check him out and report back. Things get complicated.

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Donald Petrie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harley Jane Kozak ... Kathy Whiting
Elizabeth McGovern ... Emily Embrey
Bill Pullman ... Peter Whiting
Brad Pitt ... Elliott Fowler
Larry Miller ... Joe Dubin
Ken Wahl ... Tom Andrews
Ginger Orsi ... Gina
Leigh Ann Orsi Leigh Ann Orsi ... Hannah
Felicia Robertson Felicia Robertson ... Carol
Kenny Twomey Kenny Twomey ... Mr. Lucky
Florence Schauffler ... Museum Docent
Elaine Mee Elaine Mee ... Chunky Woman
John Horn John Horn ... Pastor
Wilma Bergheim Wilma Bergheim ... Ladies at Church
Mary Marsh Mary Marsh ... Ladies at Church
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Storyline

Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her friend, Emily to go to him and see if she can sleep with him then tell Kathy how it was. When Emily tells Kathy that things were awesome, their friendship suffers, at the same so does Kathy's marriage. Things get even more complicated when Emily learns she's pregnant, and she's not certain if it's Tom's or her boyfriend, Elliot. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Filmed in 1990. The delay in its release was most likely the result of Orion Pictures' pending bankruptcy, which resulted in many of its films to be briefly shelved (films similarly handled as such includes RoboCop 3 (1993) and Blue Sky (1994) among others). See more »

Goofs

When Kathy is shown blowing up the last balloon, she applies transparent tape to it (off screen), and then affixes it to the ceiling. This does not require helium-filled balloons. See more »

Quotes

Kathy Whiting: I was kind of happy, in a miserable kind of way.
Peter Whiting: Is that worse than being miserable in a happy kind of way?
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Formerly forbidden fruit on which I fondly remember feasting
21 December 2006 | by Tenchi64589See all my reviews

I remember when I was around the age of 14, this movie used to be on once in a while... on basic cable! Every time it was on, I always watched and enjoyed every single minute. To this day, I still do.

This movie was the reason I wanted to learn how to play the harmonica... not to mention why I got into wearing flannel.

Let's face it: I'm a born romantic and I was hooked from the first watch.

I have it on VHS (which by the way, was a very difficult find) and I refuse to lose it.

I give this underrated great a 9 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Favor See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,487,238, 1 May 1994

Gross USA:

$3,134,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,134,381
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Company Credits

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Nelson Entertainment See more »
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Dolby | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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