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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>

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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un impulsivo y loco amor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,714,940, 17 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,291,566, 13 July 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,100,000, 2 November 1997
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Elvis impersonator in the early wedding scene, Eddie Powers, works in Las Vegas as an Elvis impersonator and does gigs at such chapels as The Silver Bell Wedding Chapel. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Isabel slams on her brakes on the Hoover Dam, her toenails are not painted. When she is sitting in the ambulance after giving birth, they are painted a dark red. See more »

Quotes

Alex Whitman: Isabel, don't jump.
Isabel Fuentes: I'm not going to kill myself, stupid. But if you come any closer, I'll throw your ass over.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Lady Gaga (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Mi Tierra
Written by Estéfano (as F. "Estefano" Salgado)
Performed by Gloria Estefan
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Very Cute!
26 March 2005 | by reblitSee all my reviews

Matthew Perry does a great job playing a "Chandler-like" character in this film. Selma Hayek is believable in the movie. Perry's and Hayek's on-screen chemistry work well together in this romantic comedy that has a touch of drama in it.

Matthew Perry is a young man that has been on the "upperwardly mobile" career path without strings or attachments. Perry discovers that what he thought was most important to him - isn't that important after all is said and done.

The cultural differences of Perry and Hayek are illustrated very well in several different scenes. The scene where the couple's parents meet, sharply illustrated their differences and at the same time showed that they had things in common also.

The film work and the colors are beautiful and rich.

I have watched the movie twice, and it was as entertaining and touching the second time as it was the first.


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