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French Kiss (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 May 1995 (USA)
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A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kate
... Luc Teyssier
... Charlie
... Inspector Jean-Paul Cardon
... Bob
... Juliette (as Susan Anbeh)
... Lilly
... M. Campbell
Laurent Spielvogel ... Concierge
Victor Garrivier ... Octave
Élisabeth Commelin ... Claire (as Elizabeth Commelin)
Julie Leibowitch ... Olivia
Miquel Brown ... Sgt. Patton
Louise Deschamps ... Jean-Paul's Girl
Olivier Curdy ... Jean-Paul's Boy
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Storyline

Kate and Charlie have a perfect life planned out before them: buying a house, marriage, kids, the whole works. Kate's fear of flying keeps her in Canada while Charlie goes to Paris for a medical convention. While there Charlie is smitten by the lovely Juliette. He calls off the wedding with Kate and she nervously boards a plane to get him back. She ends up sitting next to the petty French thief Luc Teyssier. He hides a stolen necklace and smuggled grape vine in her bag to get it through customs. Her bag is stolen, the necklace apparently lost, and Kate and Luc head to Cannes -- Luc to find the necklace and Kate get Charlie back. Along the way, Kate and Luc begin having feelings for each other -- which change the course of their lives. Written by poco loco

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Kate's stuck in a place where anything can happen with a guy who'll make sure that it does

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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5 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paris Match  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,233,239 (United Kingdom), 17 November 1995

Gross USA:

$38,896,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,982,854
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First of two collaborations of actress Meg Ryan and actor Timothy Hutton who would both star in Serious Moonlight (2009) around fourteen years later,. See more »

Goofs

While Luc is driving the stolen Citroen XM he activates the horn by pressing the centre of the steering wheel, but this model of car has the horn button on the end of the indicator stalk. See more »

Quotes

Luc: For me, bullshit is like breathing.
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Crazy Credits

One of the crew members is credited as "Big Cheese." See more »

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Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: You've Got Mail (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want You
(Love Theme from 'French Kiss')
Written by James Newton Howard
Recorded and mixed by Dennis Sands and Robert Schaper
Produced by James Newton Howard
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Book me a flight!!
14 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

If there is a Kevin Kline in France, that is. This film is one of the better romantic comedies, maybe just because Kevin and Meg are perfect together. Both with excellent comic timing, and a chemistry that was quite wonderful.Jean Reno and Timothy Hutton round out a wonderful cast.

The soundtrack is fantastique-I own and listen to it often.

Hey-if my husband the NASCAR addict will sit,watch,laugh, and enjoy then I say guys can enjoy this too.

The ending scene is inspired, WHAT a kiss!

Definitely one to add to your DVD collection. I can't understand the low voting scores since I see so many positive comments here....


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