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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | | Drama, Romance | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Green
... Alice Green
... Emily
... Jess Green
... Casey Green
... Amy
... Gary
... Walter
... Pam
... Madras Tie Guy
... Janet
Erinn Canavan ... Shannon
... Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
Bari K. Willerford ... Malcolm
... Earl
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

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Taglines:

Through the good times. Through the bad times. When a Man Loves a Woman it's for all times. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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13 May 1994 (USA)  »

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$50,021,959
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1.85 : 1
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The movie was based on ten pages of notes written by Orson Welles. See more »

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When Michael approaches Amy and her family in the Asian restaurant, the caption says they are speaking Chinese. They are actually speaking Vietnamese. See more »

Quotes

Michael Green: My wife is an alcoholic. Best person I ever met. She has 600 different smiles. They can light up your life. They can make you laugh out loud, just like that. They can even make you cry, just like that. That's just with her smiles. You'd have to see her with her kids. You'd have to see how they look at her, when she's not looking. To think of all the things she lives through, and I couldn't help her.
Alice Green: Maybe helping wasn't your job.
Michael Green: Well, it wasn't. See I love her. And I tried everything, except ...
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see people socializing at an A.A. meeting. See more »


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Mike & Alice's Restaurant
Written by Don Davis
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Not a romance comedy!
21 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Very good romance drama that documents accurately a general U.S. middle class family affected by alcoholism.This movie is more about information and reflection on the subject than about entertainment.If you are an information starved person or a person who really enjoys reality based family dramas,you will love this one.This movie will also be more appreciated if one is familliar with a family in this situation because to most who have not seen anything like it in real life,this movie will come off as improbable although it is not.Thus we have a diverse direction of opinions from various people about this movie.The overall production is good (I've seen better).The performance of Ryan is very good but I expected more from Garcia although his performance was adequate enough.Many people also felt tricked by the movie because it seemed to be promoted/packaged as a typical feel good formula romance drama/comedy.......


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