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Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in Los Angeles, who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels", who are in charge of human relationships... See more »

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O'Reilly
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Jackson
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Gabriel
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Celine Naville
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Mayhew
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Robert Lewis
Frank Kanig ...
Ted
Mel Winkler ...
Frank Naville
Anne Cullimore Decker ...
Violet Eldred Gesteten
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Elliot Zweikel
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Lily
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Al
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Naville
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Walt
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Tod Johnson
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Hiker
Robert Kellog ...
Karaoke Cowboy (as Robert Kellogg)
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Felix
Dane Stevens ...
Attendant (as Duane Stephens)
Jayceen Craven ...
Gas Station Cashier
Crystal Martinez ...
Bank Teller
Jan Hanks ...
Customer
Mary-Cristina Schaub ...
Bank Daughter
Kitty Brunson ...
Bank Teller
Chuck Gowdy ...
Client
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Celine's Mom
Toni Lynn Byrd ...
Secretary

Directed by

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Danny Boyle

Written by

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John Hodge ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sophie Byrne ... animation producer
Margaret Hilliard ... line producer
Andrew Macdonald ... producer

Music by

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David Arnold

Cinematography by

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Brian Tufano

Film Editing by

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Masahiro Hirakubo

Editorial Department

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Denton Brown ... assistant editor
Anuree De Silva ... assembly editor
Mike Griffiths ... colorist
John Heath ... color timer
Clare St. John ... post-production coordinator
Neil Williams ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Donna Isaacson

Production Design by

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Kave Quinn

Art Direction by

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Tracey Gallacher ... (as Tracey Lang Gallacher)

Set Decoration by

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Marcia Calosio

Costume Design by

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Rachael Fleming

Makeup Department

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Laurie Aiello ... makeup artist
Toni Brown ... assistant hair stylist
Jodi Gleave ... assistant makeup artist
Diane Hammond ... makeup artist: Mr. Lindo
Katherine James ... makeup artist: Ms. Hunter / makeup supervisor
Loretta James-Demasi ... assistant makeup artist
Pamela Johnson ... makeup artist
Anne Morgan ... hair stylist: Ms. Diaz
Johnett Robinson ... assistant makeup artist
Douglas J. White ... special makeup effects
Valecia Sarmento ... makeup assistant (uncredited)

Production Management

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Leanne Amos ... production manager: second unit Los Angeles
Alecia LaRue ... production manager
Line Postmyr ... production supervisor: Los Angeles second unit
Jill Robertson ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matias Alvarez ... first assistant director
Tia Ardran ... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Lisa Demaine ... first assistant director: Los Angeles (as Lisa Campbell)
Miriam Footer ... second assistant director (as Miriam Epstein)
Jeff Jensen ... second unit director
Aleszandra Krecsko ... second second assistant director: Los Angeles
Win Whittaker ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Steve Broussard ... propmaker
Robert Bullock Jr. ... carpenter
Ray Burkhart ... lead carpenter
Rick Chrisman ... lead carpenter
Christopher Cleary ... set dresser
Randy Cook ... construction foreman
Manny Espinoza ... greensman
Steven E. Eyrse ... scenic foreman
Josie Fife ... lead scenic painter
Darrin Fletcher ... storyboard artist
Amy Fowler ... art department assistant
Mark 'Digger' Green ... assistant property master
Terry Haskell ... property master
John M. Holliday ... construction foreman
Jo Hughes ... production designer: animation
Konnor Jenson ... set dresser
Kimo Jones ... construction coordinator
Jeff Kelley ... scenic
Brett H. Knowlton ... set dresser
Julie Krueger ... construction estimator
Eve Mavrakis ... art department associate
Kevin Milburn ... set dressing lead man
Gloria Murphy ... assistant props
John Reneau ... on-set dresser
Scott Ruley ... set dresser
Miguel Sapochnik ... storyboard artist: FrameStore
Ivan Saunders ... set dresser
Linden Snyder ... set designer
Marcelino Stumer ... original paintings
Joe Ventress ... on-set stand-by carpenter

Sound Department

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Phillip Barrett ... foley recordist (as Phil Barrett)
David Boulton ... foley artist (as Dave Boulton)
Douglas Cameron ... sound mixer
Jim Caruana ... assistant engineer
Joseph L. Garrard ... boom operator
Paul Hamblin ... sound mixer
Paul Hanks ... foley artist
Graham Headicar ... sound effects editor
Catherine Hodgson ... sound effects editor
Eddie Jones ... assistant sound mixer
Andy Kennedy ... supervising sound editor
Jonathan Miller ... adr editor
Julian Pinn ... sound consultant: Dolby

Special Effects by

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Mike Crowley ... supervising technician
Paul Kelly ... mechanical effects: second unit London
Nicky O'Sullivan ... special effects technician
B.J. Shelley ... special effects assistant
Bob Shelley ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Avtar Bains ... senior digital effects artist
Donald Campbell ... digital effects artist
Philip Campbell ... digital film scanner supervisor
Robert Duncan ... senior digital effects artist (as Rob Duncan)
Libby Hazell ... digital effects assistant
Drew Jones ... digital effects producer
Arnon Manor ... 3D animator
Sarah Marchant ... inferno artist
Pedro Sabrosa ... digital effects artist
Steve Tizzard ... digital film scanning and recording
Tim Webber ... digital effects supervisor (as Timothy Webber)

Stunts

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John Alden ... stunts
Mickey Alzola ... stunts
Frank L. Bare II ... stunt rigger / stunts
Kelly Brown ... stunts
Tony Brubaker ... stunts
Stacy Courtney ... stunt double: Holly Hunter
Allan Graf ... stunts
Cort Hessler ... stunts
Jeff Jensen ... stunt coordinator
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts
Lance King ... stunt driver / stunts
Julius LeFlore ... stunts
Gary Littlejohn ... stunts
Scott Roland ... stunt driver
Paul E. Short ... stunts
Al Wyatt Jr. ... stunts
Nancy Young ... stunt double: Cameron Diaz

Camera and Electrical Department

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Justin Andrews ... pre-rigging electrician
Jon Archibald ... key rigging grip
Kurtis Burr ... assistant camera
Caroline Burton ... camera loader / camera trainee
Don Cerrone ... key grip
Jorgen Christenen ... rigging grip
Daniel Courtright ... electrician
Stephen Drinon ... dolly grip (as Scott Drinon)
Mark Duffy ... rigging best boy
John Fearn ... camera car operator
Julie Fife ... grip
Jerry Fitzgerald ... gaffer: Los Angeles second unit
Christopher Gawel ... grip
Paul Hauser ... rigging best boy
Kelly Klindt ... grip
Mark Laskowski ... assistant camera
Patrick Lennon ... best boy electric
Hal Lewis ... video assist operator
Robert Lowe ... electrician (as Rob Lowe)
Darren Michaels ... still photographer
Gino Nix ... key grip: Los Angeles second unit
Joseph Osborn ... assistant camera: second unit / camera operator: second unit
Robert 'Dobber' Price ... second assistant camera
Chris Reddish ... rigging gaffer
Patrick Reddish ... gaffer
Bob Shipsey ... director of photography: second unit / first assistant camera
Gary Shlifer ... underwater director of photography: Los Angeles second unit
Adam Smith ... electrician
Gregory W. Smith ... steadicam operator
Joshua Staley ... grip
Tim Stratton ... best boy electric
Todd Taylor ... best boy grip (as J. Todd Taylor)
Christine Vestergaard ... director of photography: animation (as Christine Vesterguard)
Craig C. Wallace ... electrician (as Craig Wallace)

Animation Department

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Sophie Byrne ... animation producer
Jody Meredith ... animator
Michael Mort ... animation director (as Mike Mort)
Andrew Ruhemann ... executive producer: animation

Casting Department

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Louis Elman ... adr voice casting
Sarah Foxe ... casting associate: Utah
Gail Goldberg ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Christian Kaplan ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Cate Praggastis ... casting: Utah

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jennifer Hunt ... costume supervisor
Elizabeth 'Lanny' Sikes ... key costumer

Location Management

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Susan Dillon Beckett ... assistant location manager
Jerry Jaffe ... location manager: second unit, Los Angeles
Krystine Karns ... location assistant
Andrew Langton ... location manager
Marino Pascal ... location scout: Los Angeles second unit (as Marinos Paschaloudes)

Music Department

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Deborah Mannis-Gardner ... music clearances (as Debra Mannis-Gardner)
Tristin Norwell ... music engineer
Randall Poster ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Scott Doleto ... driver: grip
William 'Fleet' Eakland ... transportation coordinator
James G. Holmes Jr. ... picture car coordinator
Mike Rathburn ... transportation
Eric Solmonson ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Dannielle Aquino ... production coordinator: Los Angeles second unit
Rick Bailey ... security coordinator
Phillip Banks ... stand-in: Delroy Lindo
Jenifer Booth ... post-production accountant
Sarah Clark ... publicist
Robin L. Cohen ... office production assistant
Anne Fletcher ... assistant choreographer
Cheryl Fong ... liaison: Los Angeles
Tyler W. Gaisford ... office production assistant
Nancy Govednik ... assistant accountant
Cheri Hall ... production accountant
Alice Henty ... production assistant: UK
Frederick P. Howard ... set production assistant
Crit Killen ... puppeteer: robots
Noah Lee Margetts ... Group ADR Artist
Elizabeth Maxwell ... caterer
Michael Maxwell ... caterer
Andrea McConnel ... stand-in: Cameron Diaz
Lee Nowak ... script supervisor
Richard T. Olson ... set production assistant
Mike Rathburn ... production assistant
Nick Sanders ... craft service
Dana Scott ... stand-in: Holly Hunter
Adam Shankman ... choreographer
Andrea Slater ... assistant to producer
Patty Smales ... assistant production coordinator
Matt Springer ... production assistant
Mike Staheli ... set medic (as Michael D. Staheli)
Mike Sudrow ... weapons specialist
Judi Voye ... production coordinator
Laurie Williams ... accounting clerk
Carla Woodmansee ... extras coordinator
Scott Wright ... stand-in: Ewan McGregor

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in Los Angeles, who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels", who are in charge of human relationships on Earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together. Written by

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Taglines A comedy for anyone who's ever been in danger...of falling in love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Une vie moins ordinaire (France)
  • Lebe lieber ungewöhnlich (Germany)
  • Una historia diferente (Spain)
  • Una historia diferente: de amor, secuestros y otro (Spain)
  • Una història diferent (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $4,700,000, 09 Nov 1997

Did You Know?

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Trivia The scene where Robert (Ewan McGregor) almost hits O'Reilly (Holly Hunter), who is lying in the road, was shot backwards and then reversed in post-production. See more »
Goofs When Robert is digging the grave, Jackson is talking to him, sitting on the ground with legs crossed. There is a cut to Jackson's back, and a few seconds later a front view shows him with legs out-stretched. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Gattaca/The House of Yes/A Life Less Ordinary/FairyTale: A True Story/Sunday (1997). See more »
Soundtracks I Hear a Symphony See more »
Crazy Credits When the preciding footage ends, it's followed by claymation animation containing the principal characters of the film engaged in further adventures. See more »
Quotes Celine: So you're telling me that successful relationships... are made in heaven? Notfounded on the daily practicality... of two people being prepared... to tolerate the imperfections of one another?
Robert: It's not successful relationships, Celine. It's love. And it comes from a strange and wonderful place... that we don't know about.
Celine: So you also reject the idea... that love is merely an emotional adaptation... to a physical necessity?
Robert: Completely.
Celine: Are you serious?
Robert: Fate intervenes in people's lives. In ours, for instance. Fate brought us together. It kept us together. We were destined for one another.
Celine: Fate had a pretty strange way of making its point.
Robert: But that's part of the beauty of it. It's inexplicable, unpredictable... and absolutely beyond control or understanding.
Celine: But you nearly got killed.
Robert: But I didn't... and here we are.
Celine: Do you have any substantial evidence to back all this?
Robert: None at all.
Celine: And you realize that it's absurd and irrational?
Robert: I know that.
Celine: Then why do you believe it?
Robert: Because, Celine, I'm a dreamer.
Celine: Well, I guess that makes two of us.
Robert: Are you ready?
Celine: As I'll ever be.
Robert: Then let's go.
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