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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 »
2 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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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

The wet spot on Alex's shirt disappears when he goes to kiss Isabel. See more »

Quotes

Isabel Fuentes: Love is a gift, Alex, not an obligation.
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Connections

Referenced in Royal Pains: Fools Russian (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Para Donde Vas
Written by Joseph Cabral & Rodney Hodges
Performed by The Iguanas
Courtesy of Margaritaville/MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets & Products
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Such an underrated film
6 August 2004 | by Youre_My_OneSee all my reviews

Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek) and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn't see Isabel again until 3 months later, when he learns that she is pregnant. On a whim and a prayer, he proposes. However, there's more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn… Overall, Fools Rush In follows the same formula of any romantic comedy - Two people fall in love and then a problem arises that breaks them apart for a period of time and then eventually one of them wakes up, the problem is resolved, they say I love you and live happily ever after. - I know, but I still absolutely love this film. There's just something so delightful and enchanting about it. Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek are both so loveable and the story is fresh and vibrant with a big heart. It's one of my all-time favourite movies.


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