While driving on a remote highway, a man is torn between choosing to reunite with his estranged wife or taking up with his lovers

Director:

Mark Rydell

Writers:

David Rayfiel (screenplay), Marshall Brickman (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Vincent Eastman
Sharon Stone ... Sally Eastman
Lolita Davidovich ... Olivia Marshak
Martin Landau ... Neal
David Selby ... Richard Quarry
Jennifer Morrison ... Meaghan Eastman (as Jenny Morrison)
Ron White ... Charlie
Matthew Walker ... Surgeon
Scott Bellis ... Van Driver
Patricia Harras ... Van Driver's Wife
Keegan MacIntosh Keegan MacIntosh ... Van Driver's Son (as Keegan Macintosh)
A.C. Peterson ... Semi-Driver (as Alan C. Peterson)
Sandra P. Grant Sandra P. Grant ... Receptionist
Robyn Stevan ... Step Magazine
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ... Step Magazine (as Dave Hurtubise)
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Storyline

Vincent Eastman has to choose between his wife of 16 years, Sally, and his new love, Olivia. Frequent flashbacks explain the background to the marriage and the affair. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Make every move as if it were your last.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jennifer Morrison's debut. See more »

Goofs

The letter Vincent wrote to Olivia in his car is in different handwriting than the one shown later near the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Olivia Marshak: Vincent, it's the most beautiful...
Vincent Eastman: ...demonstration...
Olivia Marshak: ...I've ever seen
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Soundtracks

Sonata in G Minor - First Movement
By Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Irena Grafenauer, Maria Graf & David Geringas
Courtesy of Philips Classics
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Very enjoyable.
22 May 2005 | by magnifique1958See all my reviews

As a consummate and long-time fan of Richard Gere's, this was a 'must have' for me and the acquisition was not a disappointment. As usual, Richard gave an excellent performance, for which I am never disappointed. Sharon Stone and Lolita Davidovich were great choices for the female characters and effectively displayed the contrast between the personalities of the women. This movie contained real aspects to a person's dilemma's in relationships...from a sterile, business 'association' with his first wife to a passionate and truly loving 'real-life' affair with the woman he met in a chance encounter. The drama of the accident was well done and suspenseful. In the end, the most touching aspect was that neither woman wished to hurt the other by disclosing what they each believed to be true - both were loved and wanted. I enjoyed it very much and it is a much-watched movie in my home with all actors performing excellently. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a love story which is true to real-life.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Things of Life See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,818,502, 23 January 1994

Gross USA:

$21,355,893

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,355,893
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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