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

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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
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Storyline

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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Cathy Moriarty and John Spencer both appeared in Cop Land (1997). 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 »

Quotes

Mickey: [discussing the bridge from "An American in Paris", Mickey sings a line from the movie] "It's very clear..."
Ellen: Patton.
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Crazy Credits

The mannequin "SafetyMan" is credited as being played by "Himself" See more »

Connections

References The Birds (1963) See more »

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It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Written by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
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Downbeat look at two career childless marriage in light of former romance
28 March 2002 | by trpdeanSee all my reviews

I wanted to like this. It does not shirk from showing the real difficulties marriage has - or the anti-climax marriage can prove after the romance of courtship.

I also applaud its realism - many matters don't prove right in the end in real life - nor in this movie - no matter how much they try. Reconciliations fade in light of fundamental issues that exist from the beginning of the marriage.

However, as comedy, the movie usually seemed lame - it had its moments but they were too few. And as drama, there weren't enough moments of real suspense. As a romance, it fails - it's too realistic and I never felt any magic in Debra Winger's character. She was fairly nice, fairly attractive, but rather humdrum in personality. We are taken down a lane familiar to married couples - with all the aggravations real life produces and an occasional chuckle.

The movie is the rather tedious alternative to "happily ever after" - and though the movie rings more truly than "happily ever after",it's not as satisfying. Very little would be needed to darken this movie into "An Unmarried Woman". I preferred Mr. Saturday Night for its dark look at the life of a Milton Berle sort of character - at least it was unfamiliar and interesting territory - this isn't. I do wish I could say otherwise and again think well of Crystal in one respect: he doesn't sugarcoat his tale.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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 »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,812,656, 21 May 1995

Gross USA:

$33,177,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,177,694
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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