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It All Came True (1998)

Curtain Call (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 30 April 1999 (Italy)
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A man buys a house on Manhattan, uninhabited for decades - except the ghosts of the previous owner and his wife. They meddle in his love life.


Peter Yates


Andrew S. Karsch (story) (as Andrew Karsch), Todd Alcott





Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Stevenson Lowe
Polly Walker ... Julia
Michael Caine ... Max Gale
Maggie Smith ... Lily Marlowe
Buck Henry ... Charles Van Allsburg
Sam Shepard ... Will Dodge
Frank Whaley ... Brett Conway
Marcia Gay Harden ... Michelle Tippet
Frances Sternhagen ... Amy
Peter Maloney ... Maurice
Nicky Silver Nicky Silver ... Lee
Phyllis Somerville ... Gladys
Julianne Nicholson ... Sandra Hewson
Susan Berman Susan Berman ... Miriam
Todd Alcott ... Larry


A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment. Written by Amanda Lowe <daro@meditnet.com>

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A spirited romance.


Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Micheal Caine appeared in Neil Simon's California Suite (1978). See more »


Max Gale: Uggamus iggamas, man is polygamist. Uggamus oggamas, woman monogamist.
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Crazy Credits

During final credits, there is a cameo of celebrated american novelist Paul Auster. See more »


References The Sheik (1921) See more »


The Love Beneath Your Lies
Written & Performed by Joy Eden Harrison
From the album Angel Town
Courtesy of Bizarre Planet Records
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User Reviews

An absolute stinker
4 November 2004 | by mcdoodad49See all my reviews

One would think that with this excellent cast, a film maker could create somewhat of a classic. That didn't happen in this case. James Spader is a brilliant and natural actor, but he just can't pull off romantic comedy. This film reminded me of the plot of "Topper" where the poor bumbling fool is haunted by married ghosts in their former home. Spader looked totally lost when it came to delivering his lines, and the ghosts (Michael Caine and Maggie Smith) were an old couple who were typically snippy with each other during the duration of the film in a feeble attempt to create comedic situations. If you're planning to see this one because of the cast, please invest your time in some other movie.

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English | German

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

It All Came True See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Longfellow Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs



Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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