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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Matt Hobbs
... Jeannie Hobbs
... Burke Adler
... Nan Mulhanney
... Cathy Breslow
... Beth Hobbs
Jeb Brown ... Male D Person
... Female D Person
... Millie
... Claire
... John Earl McAlpine
Joel Thurm ... Martin
... Lucy
Dominik Lukas-Espeleta ... Ricky
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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual language and situations | See all certifications »
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Dispuesto a todo  »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$10,209,111
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1.85 : 1
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In the beginning of the film, we see a reference to Powers Boothe showing up at the Emmy Awards ceremony to collect the award he had won for playing Jim Jones in the middle of a Screen Actors Guild strike. Although Nick Nolte was not nominated for an Emmy that year, everything else shown about the incident really happened in September, 1980. See more »

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Nan Mulhanney: I couldn't help overhearing because I was intentionally eavesdropping.
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YOU ARE THE BEST
Written by Carole King
Produced by Carole King and Rudy Guess
Performed by Whittni Wright
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Humorous movie with Excellent characters
15 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie with interesting, well-drawn characters, especially that of complicated little girl. Nolte gives one of his great performances as the sensitive actor-father. This movie didn't get the attention it deserved when it came out, because it had become known that it was originally planned as a musical, but the musical numbers were cut out after audience testing -- which was ironic, since the movie had many references to audience-testing movies. They could have turned all that on its ear by having a closing-credits sequence with the producers audience testing the movie and deciding to PUT IN musical numbers, and then running excerpts of the excised musical numbers. The critics would have been confused as to whether it had really ever been planned to be a musical in the first place, and it would have brilliantly augmented the subject-matter of the movie.


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