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Fools Rush In (1997)

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After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Director:

Andy Tennant

Writers:

Joan Taylor (story), Katherine Reback (story) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Alex Whitman
Salma Hayek ... Isabel Fuentes Whitman
Jon Tenney ... Jeff
Carlos Gómez ... Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)
Tomas Milian ... Tomas Fuentes
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Lanie (as Siobhan Fallon)
John Bennett Perry ... Richard Whitman
Stanley DeSantis ... Judd Marshall
Suzanne Snyder ... Cathy Stewart
Anne Betancourt ... Amalia
Jill Clayburgh ... Nan Whitman
Angelina Torres Angelina Torres ... Great Grandma (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
Debby Shively Debby Shively ... Donna, Construction Secretary
Mark Adair-Rios ... Juan Fuentes
Annie Combs Annie Combs ... Dr. Lisa Barnes, OBGYN
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Storyline

Sparks fly and cultures collide in this romantic comedy about a casual night of passion that turns into the love of a lifetime. Alex Whitman is a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes, and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn't see Isabel again until three months later, when he learns she is pregnant. On a whim and prayer, he proposes. However, there's more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What if finding the love of your life meant changing the life that you loved? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In the movie, Aguascalientes is portrayed as quite rural. When in fact it is a bustling city of nearly a million people. So "near Aguascalientes" might be more on target? See more »

Goofs

When Isabel's father arrives at Alex's work site to threaten him with a baseball bat, the scene flashes between the father and Alex. In Alex's sunglasses, the father should be visible, but instead it's two men (crew and sound guy). See more »

Quotes

Isabel Fuentes: It was a sign, Alex.
Alex Whitman: Of what?
Isabel Fuentes: That the baby would be Catholic.
Alex Whitman: Oh, well, then it's a good thing you weren't stopped in front of an IHOP.
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References Cujo (1983) See more »

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Naked Eye
Written by Jill Cunniff
Performed by Luscious Jackson
Courtesy of Grand Royal/Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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An under-appreciated movie
29 November 2004 | by ChrisDickersonSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that I can't help but love. It certainly isn't the best movie ever, but Perry and Hayek both turn in wonderful performances. You can't help but like both of them. You care for the characters. And that is something that is becoming more and more rare in today's movies. The supporting cast does a great job as well, especially Perry's real father and Jill Clayburgh as his parents. It probably is the first time Hayek shows that she is a star and can carry a movie (or at least half of it) on her back. Perry brings a great sense of comedy to the movie. Some of his scenes and lines are laugh-out-loud funny. On top of that, the story is just quirky enough (based on a real-life romance) that the entire situation makes you chuckle.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fools Rush In See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,588,068, 16 February 1997

Gross USA:

$29,481,428

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,481,428
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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