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Forget Paris (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1995 (USA)
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Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews, an American living in Paris, works for the airline Mickey flies on. They meet and fall in love... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mickey Gordon
... Ellen Andrews Gordon
... Andy
... Liz
... Craig
... Lucy
... Arthur
... Waiter
... Jack
... Tommy
... Lois
... Lou
... Marv Albert
... Bill Walton
... Charles Barkley
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Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews, an American living in Paris, works for the airline Mickey flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult patches. The story is told in flashback by their friends at a restaurant waiting for them to arrive. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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A comedy about love... after marriage.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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19 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Olvídate de París  »

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$33,194,500
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Like what happens in the movie, Billy Crystal and his wife Janice were hanging out in a restaurant with friends when they got the idea for the film. They were reliving funny moments and talking about the realities of marriage (after the honeymoon is over). In creating this film, Crystal was joined by writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and long-time collaborator Rob Reiner. See more »

Goofs

In the scene depicting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's farewell-in-Detroit game, there's an NBC Sports banner in the middle of the scorers table. Kareem's final season was 1988-89, NBC did not start broadcasting the NBA until the 1990-91 season. See more »

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Andy: Marriages don't work when one partner is happy and the other is miserable. Marriage is about both people being equally miserable.
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The mannequin "SafetyMan" is credited as being played by "Himself" See more »

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References The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Here To Stay
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Gene Kelly from 'An American in Paris'
Courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co.
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'Mickey' Best On The Court
17 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Billy Crystal was his normal funny self, evoking a number of laughs in here BUT, lest you think this is a comedy, it's more of a drama....much more. I say that because much of this shows a courtship and a marriage. The courtship is romantic and cute, of course, but the marriage are not. Things don't work out between Crystal's "Mickey Gordon-" and Debra Winger's "Ellen" and many of the scenes with them arguing are not fun to watch. It fact, some are downright uncomfortable. I'm not a fan of Winger's low and raspy voice, nor seeing marriages crumble.

Thus, my favorite parts of this film were all in the beginning, especially when "Mickey" was an NBA referee. A few basketball stars got a chance to act, too, showing they should stick with sports. Crystal is a big sports fan so I'm sure enjoyed that segment of the movie.

Also commendable are the nice shots of Paris. I never get tired of looking at that city, no matter what film.


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