Mickey, an NBA referee, meets Ellen, an American airline official, in Paris. It develops into a relationship of ups and downs.


Billy Crystal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Mickey
Debra Winger ... Ellen
Joe Mantegna ... Andy
Cynthia Stevenson ... Liz
Richard Masur ... Craig
Julie Kavner ... Lucy
William Hickey ... Arthur
Robert Costanzo ... Waiter
John Spencer ... Jack
Tom Wright ... Tommy
Cathy Moriarty ... Lois
Johnny Williams ... Lou
Marv Albert ... Marv Albert
Bill Walton ... Bill Walton
Charles Barkley ... Charles Barkley


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.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


After this movie, Debra Winger took herself out of the limelight of top movie roles and stopped acting altogether for about six years. She later said she'd been thinking about quitting and had wanted to spend time with her dying mother. See more »


In the Pistons/Lakers game when Mickey has his meltdown, the court is clearly the Phoenix Suns' court. The floor is purple instead of the Pistons' blue, and you can see the word America of "America West Arena" when he throws out Isiah Thomas. See more »


Mickey: I am very impressed, you've got little kids over here, 2-3 years old, and they're already speaking French.
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Crazy Credits

At one point Mickey's father-in-law Arthur moves in with them and drives him crazy by singing the Toyota slogan, "You asked for it...you got it," doing it just like the commercial. At the end of the end credits, Arthur is reading the paper at the table while Mickey is having breakfast. Arthur starts the slogan but waits about half a minute before finally finishing the line. See more »


Referenced in Seinfeld: The Wig Master (1996) See more »


Nice Work If You Can Get It
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
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Loved it!
7 July 2018 | by adelaparpalaSee all my reviews

I have genuinely loved this movie! I've seen it many times, I rewatch it every time I need something sweet to soothe my soul...realistic, romantic, funny! Plus...let's NOT forget Paris...seeing the beautiful city really adds up to the movie charm! If you ever come across this one and aren't sure if it's worth watching, I hope my review will help you to just leave everything aside and press 'play'! Beautiful romantic comedy!

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English | French

Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forget Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Arronville, Val-d'Oise, France See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,812,656, 21 May 1995

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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