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Beautiful Girls (1996)

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A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.

Director:

Ted Demme

Writer:

Scott Rosenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Tommy 'Birdman' Rowland
Noah Emmerich ... Michael 'Mo' Morris
Annabeth Gish ... Tracy Stover
Lauren Holly ... Darian Smalls
Timothy Hutton ... Willie Conway
Rosie O'Donnell ... Gina Barrisano
Max Perlich ... Kev
Martha Plimpton ... Jan
Natalie Portman ... Marty
Michael Rapaport ... Paul Kirkwood
Mira Sorvino ... Sharon Cassidy
Uma Thurman ... Andera
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Stanley 'Stinky' Womack
Anne Bobby ... Sarah Morris
Richard Bright ... Dick Conway
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Storyline

New York based jazz pianist Willie Conway heads back to his small hometown of Knights Ridge, Massachusetts for a high school reunion. The trip is as much to go to the reunion and see his old friends - none of whom left Knights Ridge after graduation - as it is to get away from his current life, at which he is at a crossroads both personally and professionally. He is just eking out a living with his piano playing gigs, and as such he is thinking about taking a sales job. He's also not sure if he's ready to marry his long time girlfriend, lawyer Tracy Stover. Most of Willie's Knights Ridge blue collar friends' best days were in high school, they still having that "trophy" mentality of girlfriends and wives. Only Michael "Mo" Morris is happily married with a family. Paul Kirkwood, whose room is plastered with magazine pictures of models, wants his waitress ex-girlfriend Jan back only because he knows now that he can't have her. And Tommy "Birdman" Rowland, who was the big man in high ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

good times never seemed so good

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong language and nude pin-ups | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to Leslie Mann, who auditioned for a role in the film, James L. Brooks was interested in directing the film at one point. See more »

Goofs

In the piano scene at Johnson Inn while flirting with Willie, Andera (trying to show her coolness and "guy knowledge") says "Pitchers and catchers report in two months, three weeks and six days." Since the movie takes place a few days after Christmas, this time frame would have Spring Training beginning around last week of March/beginning of April... when Pitchers and Catchers would really report around early February. See more »

Quotes

Willie Conway: I just want something beautiful, Mo.
Michael 'Mo' Morris: We all want something beautiful, Willie.
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.4 (2005) See more »

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Groove Me
Written and Performed by King Floyd
Courtesy of Malaco Records
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18 October 2019 | by grasynjrueSee all my reviews

Really smart conversation, a Lolita, city slickers, girl, filthy and of course jocks... what more can you want?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Girls See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,761,790, 11 February 1996

Gross USA:

$10,597,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,597,759
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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