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The Daytrippers (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 5 March 1997 (USA)
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When a happily married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown party, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth.

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Greg Mottola

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Greg Mottola
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Tucci ... Louis D'Amico
Hope Davis ... Eliza Malone D'Amico
Pat McNamara Pat McNamara ... Jim Malone
Anne Meara ... Rita Malone
Parker Posey ... Jo Malone
Liev Schreiber ... Carl Petrovic
Stephanie Venditto 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 to the city to confront Louis with the letter. On the way, the five explore their relations with each other, 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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En route vers Manhattan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,928, 9 March 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,084,559, 24 August 1997
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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Amy Corinne Fairbright-Lebow: I find it odd to be experiencing such feelings of joy in association with a book that is principally a devastating account of spiritual asphyxiation.
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Soundtracks

Sambolero
Written by Luiz Bonfa
Performined by Los Islenos
Published by Edicoes Euterpe Ltda./Duchess Music Corp.(BMI)
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Sweet, VERY personal movie, a little too close to life ...
30 July 2005 | by serious89See all my reviews

... a believably bickering family, portrayed by skilled actors, w/some wonderful ham stuff by Anne Meara and Parker Posey, and more subtle stuff from Hope Davis and Liev Schreiber. The story had a distinctly voyeuristic feel, as if the screenwriter was exorcising some history and making it more entertaining, often hilarious (and interesting?) than a painful history he may have lived through. A cinema verite re-creation by world class skilled actors. As the family's lives unravel, driving around in a freezing cold NYC winter evening, there is a quiet lingering shot of the World Trade Center that is unintentionally haunting, and gives the film (made in 1996) an unintended resonance.


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