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I'll Do Anything (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 4 February 1994 (USA)
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An aspiring actor has his life turned upside down when his ex wife dumps off their bossy, wild daughter into his custody.

Director:

James L. Brooks

Writer:

James L. Brooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Matt Hobbs
Whittni Wright ... Jeannie Hobbs
Albert Brooks ... Burke Adler
Julie Kavner ... Nan Mulhanney
Joely Richardson ... Cathy Breslow
Tracey Ullman ... Beth Hobbs
Jeb Brown Jeb Brown ... Male D Person
Joely Fisher ... Female D Person
Vicki Lewis ... Millie
Anne Heche ... Claire
Ian McKellen ... John Earl McAlpine
Joel Thurm Joel Thurm ... Martin
Angela Alvarado ... Lucy
Dominik Lukas-Espeleta Dominik Lukas-Espeleta ... Ricky
Justina Hardesty Justina Hardesty ... Essa
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Storyline

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family vs career in a particularly difficult way. Written by Reid Gagle

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual language and situations | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dispuesto a todo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,702,625, 4 February 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,209,111
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Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Dern was originally cast as Cathy Breslow. See more »

Quotes

Matt Hobbs: Washington? Washington, boy, that must have been a big adjustment.
Nan Mulhanney: It wasn't that bad. Both places have a lot in common: Over-privileged people, crazed by their fear of losing their privileges. Alcoholism. Addiction. Betrayal. The near total degradation of what once were grand motives. The same spiritual blood-letting. I kind of do miss the seasons, though.
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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THE SONG THAT DOESN'T END
Written by Norman Martin
Performed by Shari Lewis
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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Good One!
21 August 2005 | by jc-curtisSee all my reviews

I saw this movie recently on cable TV and liked it a lot . I was looking for something other than the usual action/shootout/special effect types and ended up selecting this one. I'm glad I did. The supporting actors were excellent and Nick Nolte & Whittni Wright were outstanding in their roles. It was refreshing to see Nolti do this type of thing, although I'm not surprised that he did it well. He's an actor who has, over time, honed his skills to an art form. I'm not sure that he is appreciated as much as he should be. Anyway, in my opinion, "I'll do Anything" is underrated here. I give this flick a high mark and hope that my participation in the "vote" will raise the average score of this fine movie. For those who have had their fill of movies that focus on violence, try this delightful James L Brooks production for a change of pace. Or if you simply want to watch a movie that entertains... go for this one.


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