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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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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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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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Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un beau jour 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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Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Holland Taylor and Michael Badalucco would star together in the TV show 'The Practice'. Taylor's character is romantically involved with Badalucco's character in the show. See more »

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Towards the end of Melanie's split screen call with Sammy at the day care center, Maggie (situated behind Sammy) seems to morph. See more »

Quotes

Jack Taylor: This fish was a fox, and she had her own cookie too. But what a female dog. She shoved her fish in my face.
Dr. Martin: In front of the cookie?
Jack Taylor: What?
Dr. Martin: What is she doing with another fish anyways? What is she AC/DC?
Jack Taylor: What are you talking about?
Dr. Martin: Fish with other fish in front of cookies...
Jack Taylor: Fish. *Fish* fish.
Dr. Martin: Oh I see.
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References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

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For the First Time
Written by James Newton Howard, Allan Rich, and Jud Friedman
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins appears courtesy of Columbia Records
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Charming, throwaway romantic comedy..
17 March 2002 | by broosrSee all my reviews

A charming if forgettable romantic comedy aided immeasurably by two attractive leads. Michelle Pfeiffer is irresistable, although at this period in Clooney's career his range was precisely one character deep, and he played that same character whether that role was Batman or any other. Lately, however, he's broadened out with roles like O Brother, Where Art Thou? But he's pleasant enough in One Fine Day and clicks with Pfeiffer in a way that keeps your attention. Rather recalls Neil Simon, and if you enjoy movies like Seems Like Old Times, you'll enjoy this one.

Film buffs will note a few appearances here by actors who would join Clooney later in O Brother, Where Art Thou.


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