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 The two are shaped by this - Gwen a romantic and Nick withdrawn, unsure of himself - as they watch the hugely popular sixties sitcom, "One Big Happy Family."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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A Sexy, Sassy Romantic Comedy for Everyone Looking for Love... In All the Wrong Places 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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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

Gwen Moss: Oh God. Women with children. No... it's like a club that I can't get into. It's like that cool group in high school.
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Connections

References JFK (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

One Big Happy Family
By Winnie Holzman and David Evans
Performed by Brock Walsh & The Walsh Family Singers
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Enjoyed it very much
29 July 1999 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

I've seen this movie about five times by now and I still find new things to like about it. Tripplehorn is great (especially at pratfalls) and the rest of the large cast is pretty good too. The movies takes swipes at modern architecture, smoking and relationships, and they are very funny for the most part.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Til There Was You 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

Gross USA:

$3,525,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,525,125
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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