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To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

David's wife died 2 years ago. He, his teen daughter Rachel, her cute friend and 2 in-laws trying to fix him up with a friend, are all spending the weekend at his beach house. David still "talks to his wife" and neglects Rachel.

Director:

Michael Pressman

Writers:

Michael Brady (play), David E. Kelley (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Gallagher ... David Lewis
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Gillian Lewis
Claire Danes ... Rachel Lewis
Laurie Fortier ... Cindy Bayles
Wendy Crewson ... Kevin Dollof
Bruce Altman ... Paul Wheeler
Kathy Baker ... Esther Wheeler
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Joey Bost
Rachel Seidman-Lockamy Rachel Seidman-Lockamy ... Megan Weeks
Lorielle New ... Blonde on the Beach (as Lori New)
Danny Crook Danny Crook ... Lifeguard
Seth Green ... Danny
Todd Haven Todd Haven ... Paramedic
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Storyline

David Lewis is affected by the death of his wife Gillian, who fell from the mast pole of their boat on a sailing trip two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her ghost on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present in the real world. He neglects his teenage daughter Rachel and his in-laws come for a weekend visit to help her. Rachel has lost her mother and needs her father to snap back into the real world and help her. Written by David Stumme <dstumme@rochester.rr.com>

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Some love lasts a lifetime. Real love lasts forever. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene involving strong language, and for some sensuality and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

After Cindy models her blue bikini for Rachel, she pulls out a red bikini & tells Rachel she got it for her. The next day at the beach however Rachel is wearing a dark blue plaid bikini not red. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: That was my first kiss using my tongue. I probably shouldn't admit that.
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Alternate Versions

A beach scene was re-shot with Clare Danes in a much less revealing thong bikini. The safer version can still be found on some prints. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Frasier: Sharing Kirby (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Performed by Slick Rick
Courtesy of Def Jam Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

I cried, does that mean I liked it?
23 March 2002 | by buddytwindogSee all my reviews

No it means I loved it I would have made no comments at all except for my firm rejection of the other reviews on the site it was excellent and tapped in to many of our feelings from a lot of levels. don't over analyze it plus how can you go wrong with white tux's and singing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,725, 20 October 1996

Gross USA:

$4,189,233

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,189,233
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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