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One Fine Day (1996)

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The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.

Director:

Michael Hoffman
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Melanie Parker
George Clooney ... Jack Taylor
Mae Whitman ... Maggie Taylor
Alex D. Linz ... Sammy Parker
Charles Durning ... Lew
Jon Robin Baitz ... Yates, Jr.
Ellen Greene ... Elaine Lieberman
Joe Grifasi ... Manny Feldstein
Pete Hamill ... Frank Burroughs
Anna Maria Horsford ... Evelyn
Gregory Jbara ... Metro Reporter
Sheila Kelley ... Kristen
Barry Kivel ... Yates, Sr.
Robert Klein ... Dr. Martin
George Martin ... Smith Leland
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Storyline

Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander. Written by John H. Henderson <johnh@eng.auburn.edu>

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Taglines:

She was having a perfectly bad day... Then he came along and spoiled it.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and mild sensuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, and Joe Grifasi are also "Batman" Series alumni - albeit in separate movies. Pfeiffer was Catwoman/ Selina Kyle in Batman Returns (1992); Clooney was Batman/ Bruce Wayne in Batman & Robin (1997); Grifasi was The Bank Security Guard in the opening sequence of Batman Forever (1995). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when the kids are watching "The Wizard of Oz", they want to fast forward past the Ms. Gulch taking Toto to the county sheriff part. When Melanie fast forwards "to the color part", the music heard is clearly NOT from the color part, but rather from when Toto returns to Dorothy from escaping Ms. Gulch's basket. There is also no way it took Melanie almost the entire movie to get ready to spend time with Jack, but we hear the end of the "Wizard of Oz," in order to end the movie. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Maggie Taylor: [Wizard of Oz video ending] I wonder what they're doing?
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Connections

Featured in Being George Clooney (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Woman Tangle
Written by Shabba Ranks and Clifton Dillon
Performed by Shabba Ranks
Courtesy of Epic Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing and Breadfruit Leaf Music, Inc.
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User Reviews

good enough
18 March 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Pleasant romantic comedy stars Pfeiffer and Clooney as two divorced, overworked parents whose children are bickering classmates. They meet, and don't exactly see eye to eye, but then circumstances force them to put aside their differences and try to help each other out as they struggle to balance their job priorities with their parental obligations, all during a hectic day in New York City. Predictable setup made worthwhile by two very appealing leads, believable situations, and well-drawn characters. Youngsters Whitman and Linz are especially likable as the two children who reluctantly get dragged from one place to the next. ***


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Fine Day See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,226,430, 22 December 1996

Gross USA:

$46,151,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,529,550
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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