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For Better or Worse (1995)

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Castle Rock Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

John Amos got his big break thanks to Bea Arthur: had it not been for her CBS series "Maude", "Good Times" would have never seen the light of day. (Amos also has a connection to another cast member, Robert Costanzo: they both appeared in Die Hard 2.) See more »

Quotes

Dwayne: I can remember six or seven years ago, nobody ate turkey. Now, everybody eats turkey! Turkey burgers. Right? Turkey sausage. Hey, I used to eat ham and cheese, man. Not anymore. Now it's turkey this. Turkey that. Sometimes, I wonder what animal's gonna be next, you know? Duck. I bet you it's duck.
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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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A much under-rated comedy
20 July 2004 | by len3dSee all my reviews

Hilarious. A real "sleeper." I never heard of it until it appeared on INHD TV. So many surprises (not in any particular order): Lolita Davidovitch gives one of the very best (perhaps THE best)comic actress performances ever. What a waste of talent that we've seen so little of her. Who knew James Woods could be funny at all, let alone as funny as THIS? He creates a sleaze, with no redeeming qualities, yet we can't hate him, can't help but sort of actually like him. There's no hint of the menace for which he became a star. Jason Alexander is touching and funny, but I already knew that. What I didn't know was his talent for directing antic comedy. Jay Mohr has never been better. Bea Arthur is perfect as the somewhat befuddled mother. Rip Torn is on screen for only a few minutes, but every one is a comic jewel. Even Joe Montegna (an actor whose talent has always escaped me)almost is funny once or twice. The script is marvelous, with enough throwaway lines to make another movie. I seem to be a party of one here in my comments, but those who watched it with me laughed as much as I, and liked it as much.


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