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For Better or Worse (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 19 March 1995 (USA)
A comic love triangle wherein Alexander falls in love with his younger brother's wife.

Director:

Jason Alexander

Writer:

Jeff Nathanson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jason Alexander ... Michael Makeshift
Lolita Davidovich ... Valeri Carboni
James Woods ... Reggie Makeshift
Joe Mantegna ... Stone
Jay Mohr ... Dwayne
Robert Costanzo ... Ranzier
Bea Arthur ... Beverly Makeshift
Eda Reiss Merin Eda Reiss Merin ... Rose
John Amos ... Gray
Rob Reiner ... Dr. Plosner
Haley Joel Osment ... Danny
Tiffany Salerno Tiffany Salerno ... Cindy
Beau Gravitte Beau Gravitte ... Bob
Una Damon ... Bartender
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Adler ... Morton Makeshift
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Storyline

A comic love triangle wherein Alexander falls in love with his younger brother's wife.

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Taglines:

Larceny, lust, and lunacy. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude humor | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holtomiglan, holtodiglan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,912, 19 March 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,622
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was originally called "Stranger Things". See more »

Quotes

Michael Makeshift: I saw two of my ex-girlfriends on Oprah. One had become a man. The other was dating him.
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Crazy Credits

All the crew involved in the music have the nickname Bob. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Car Salesman (2001) See more »

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Bea-licious!
29 August 2001 | by beafanSee all my reviews

I finally saw this flick on sale for $4.99 at the local gay video rental place and had to snatch it up immediately! I watched it with the sole intention of seeing my hero Bea Arthur deliver a knockout performance, which she of course did. The overall plot is kind of hokey, (does anyone know why we should even care about Jason Alexander's character??) but Bea is fabulous as the Makeshift brothers' credit union-employee mom. Her dry, deadpan deliveries keep the humor moving right along, and this movie probably wouldn't have even registered on my scale without her.

Funny cameo scene by Rob Reiner, too. Watch for a very young Haley Joel Osment in that same scene.

***** out of 10


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