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The Favor (1994)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 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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How far would you go for a friend? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Favor Indecente See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,134,081
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Production Co:

Nelson Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

The viewer is led to believe that Kathy has blown up dozens of balloons herself, but the balloons are all on the ceiling, which would only happen if they had been filled with helium. 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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Spoofs 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

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Actually shallow - here's why I still give it 9!
27 February 1999 | by DomiMMHSSee all my reviews

So how can I? The movie is rather shallow and all the scenes involving the kids are annoying, but you don't have to care about it. I remember having watched it several times always laughing and loving it. The main character is played by Harley Jane Kozak, who is really hilarious. Her character is almost neurotic but really very funny. Elizabeth McGovern is not really good, but you can still enjoy the pair. Bill Pullman is wonderful at his own very special terms, as he always is (or at least was before he starred in ID4) and Brad Pitt is also wonderful in this comedy. It was shot before he became this world-wide sex symbol or whatever and his role is the one of a pitiable, sensitive and slightly intellectual boy who has to bear quite a lot - of the gags. He's really likeable and laughable. I don't say that I didn't like him in other movies, but - check this out, OK?!

Though there is much cliche in the movie, the tone of most jokes is really different from common jokes. They all seem new and unique, so again: very good laughs.

And as I already mentioned, most of them are due to Kozak. Her crazy character offers so many opportunities for nice gags and the movie allows itself to exploit these opportunities. For example in dream sequences, both weird and lovable... in a way they're a class of their own.

Maybe it's a question of one's personal inclinations, but I can't see why one should not at least altogether enjoy "The Favor". 9 out of 10.


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