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'Til There Was You (1997)

PG-13 | | Romance, Comedy | 30 May 1997 (USA)
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Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in.

Director:

Scott Winant

Writer:

Winnie Holzman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Plumpis ... Saul, Age 25
Janel Moloney ... Beebee, Age 25
Yvonne Zima ... Gwen, Age 7
Christine Ebersole ... Beebee Moss
Kellen Fink Kellen Fink ... Nick, Age 7
Karen Allen ... Betty Dawkan
Kale Browne ... Vince Dawkan
Michael Tucker ... Saul Moss
Alexandra Theriault Alexandra Theriault ... Taffy, Age 7
Kimberly Paige Kimberly Paige ... Taffy, Age 12
Jim Jansen ... TV Dad
Sean Bolvin Sean Bolvin ... One Big Happy Family Member
Kenneth Flores Kenneth Flores ... One Big Happy Family Member
Joette Hayward Joette Hayward ... One Big Happy Family Member
Mary Martin Mary Martin ... One Big Happy Family Member
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Storyline

Gwen grows up with her romantic mother constantly telling her the story of her courtship and marriage to her father. Nick grows up with an alcoholic father who can't hold a job and whose family, as a result, is forced to move all the time. The two are shaped by this - Gwen a romantic and Nick withdrawn, unsure of himself - as they watch the hugely popular sixties sitcom, "One Big Happy Family." Years later, it is the star of that show, now a child actor gone bad with a history of detox and people always saying, "I thought she was dead," Francesca Lanfield, who connects the two of them, after years of near-misses and almost encounters. Gwen is hired to ghost-write Francesca's autobiography, while Nick, becoming her lover, is the architect who is to design a building on Francesca's property. When Gwen decides to crusade to save Francesca's building, she writes letters to the newspaper which catches Nick's attention - and wins his heart. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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It took them twenty years to fall in love at first sight. See more »

Genres:

Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Tu Apareceres... See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,315,445, 1 June 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,478,370, 3 August 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

His bit part at Mr. Katz became the final film role for character actor Jack Kruschen, ending a career of almost 50 years. See more »

Quotes

Francesca: Yes, it's me! And no, I'm not dead!
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Connections

References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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I Want to Know What Love Is
Written by Mick Jones
Produced and Performed by J. Steven Soles
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Loved it!!!
22 September 2005 | by sid-85See all my reviews

I was channel surfing when I happened to catch this movie and, after it was over, it really got me to think about life - and how small things can change the way it turns out to be, and how inter-connected we all are. It was quite funny to watch Nick and Gwen always managing to miss each other.

I think the acting could have been a bit better though - especially Jennifer Aniston not having a role at all was quite disappointing. However, this was the first movie in which I really loved Sarah Jessica Parker. She managed to do a whole range of emotions with seeming ease.

I can't understand why it didn't do well at the box office. I hadn't seen it before, but have been recommending it to friends ever since.

On the whole a really good movie.


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