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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Melanie Parker
... Jack Taylor
... Maggie Taylor
... Sammy Parker
... Lew
... Yates, Jr.
... Elaine Lieberman
... Manny Feldstein
Pete Hamill ... Frank Burroughs
... Evelyn
... Metro Reporter
... Kristen
Barry Kivel ... Yates, Sr.
... Dr. Martin
... Smith Leland
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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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She was having a perfectly bad day... Then he came along and spoiled it.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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20 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un beau jour  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,226,430, 22 December 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,151,454

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,529,550
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This film contains 5 actors who starred in comic-book movies: George Clooney in Batman and Robin (1997) one year later, Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns (1992) four years prior, Joe Grifasi in Batman Forever (1995), and Michael Massee in The Crow (1994) two years prior. While Clooney played the the hero Batman in his comic-book film, Pfeiffer and Massee played the villains Catwoman and Funboy in theirs also Mae Whitman played in another comic book movie Scott Pilgram vs the world... See more »

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When Jack crosses the street with the two kids, a tracking shot shows the sign reads "DON'T WALK." Then the view switches to in front of them and the sign on the opposite side of the street says "WALK." See more »

Quotes

Melanie: Men like you have made me the woman I am.
Jack Taylor: All the women I know like you have made me think all women are like you.
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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One Fine Day
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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This film is one of my favorites. I absolutely love it. I'm not entirely sure why i just find it really sweet and the two stars are both perfectly charming throughout. I used to have this on in the background whenever I did homework. Maybe I was just at that age when I was starting to appreciate romance when I saw it in the cinema (3 times) but I still feel this is one of the best romantic comedies I've ever seen and would definately recommend it to anyone. It's a great shame that a gem like this is so underrated. ALL of the acting is suberb. George clooney is entertaining as always in this film he made whilst it was still being debated as to whether he could transcend tv and become a movie star.


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