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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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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 ... 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 versus career in a particularly difficult way. Written by Reid Gagle

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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 »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,702,625, 6 February 1994

Gross USA:

$10,424,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,424,645
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed as a musical with eight songs by Prince, but test screenings indicated they should be removed. See more »

Quotes

Nan Mulhanney: I couldn't help overhearing because I was intentionally eavesdropping.
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Alternate Versions

A few shots were cut from the original R-rated version to receive a PG-13 rating. See more »

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References Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

THE SONG THAT DOESN'T END
Written by Norman Martin
Performed by Shari Lewis
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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15 October 2006 | by vedder611See all my reviews

One of Nolte's best roles i'd say. Impressive debut by Whittni Wright. She apparently only made one other film (Van Damme's "sudden death" the following year). Can't believe that's all she's done since. I heard that the film was originally a musical. Later it was then chopped down to cut the musical numbers totally out aside from a short song by Whittni to her dad. Still works as a nice father daughter get to know each other story mixed with the chronicles of an on the cusp of fame actor. As they get to know each other the daughter shows a dramatic prowess that impresses her actor dad, and moves another character to nudge her into the business. Would love to see the missing musical numbers at some point. Is this summation long enough yet?. Is it ten lines? Not Yet? How bout now?


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