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The Daytrippers (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 March 1997 (USA)
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When she discovers a love letter written to her husband by an unknown paramour, the distraught Eliza turns to her tight-knit Long Island family for advice.

Director:

Greg Mottola

Writer:

Greg Mottola
7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Tucci ... Louis D'Amico
Hope Davis ... Eliza Malone D'Amico
Pat McNamara ... Jim Malone
Anne Meara ... Rita Malone
Parker Posey ... Jo Malone
Liev Schreiber ... Carl Petrovic
Stephanie Venditto ... Cassandra
Campbell Scott ... Eddie Masler
Marc Grapey ... Aaron
Douglas McGrath ... Chap
Jill Rowe Jill Rowe ... Monica Young
Andy Brown Andy Brown ... Ronnie
Paul Herman ... Leon
Amy Stiller ... Amy Corinne Fairbright-Lebow
Peter Askin Peter Askin ... Nick Woodman
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Storyline

Eliza D'Amico thinks her marriage to Louis is going great until she finds a mysterious love note to her husband. Concerned, she goes to her mother for advice. Eliza, her parents, her sister Jo, and Jo's boyfriend all pile into a station wagon to go into the city to confront Louis with the letter. On the way, the five explore their relationships with one another and meet many interesting people. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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One station wagon. Two generations. Three couples. Four relationships. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Filmed in 17 days on a $50,000 budget. See more »

Goofs

Andrew Marvell is mentioned as a contemporary of Shakespeare, but he wasn't born until five years after the Bard of Avon died. See more »

Quotes

Carl: [to Jo after her mother collapses in the street] Jo, talk to her; say something.
Jo Malone: [sardonically] Don't walk toward the light Mom.
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References Matlock (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Fat Cats and Bigga Fish
Written by Boots Riley
Performed by The Coup
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Surprisingly interesting
14 September 1998 | by Gerry-15See all my reviews

I went to see this movie with no pre-conceptions, not having heard of it before I purchased my ticket. I went merely in the hope that it might be a bit better than the tripe that passed for blockbusters this summer.

It didn't look too hopeful, yet another slice of Indie-movie life, but the quality of the writing began to overwhelm my negative feelings. A very nice ensemble piece and for once a good plot, with characters engaging enough not to have you trying to second-guess what was going to happen next.

The direction was a little dull, but this is a film about words and if you are wiling to accept that then this is an excellent way to spend a couple of hours in some decent company. There are plenty of laughs in there as well.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Daytrippers See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,988, 9 March 1997

Gross USA:

$2,099,677

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,099,677
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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