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Just the Ticket (1998)

A ticket scalper wants to make one last big deal on the pope's visit to finally do something worthwhile about his relationship.

Director:

Richard Wenk

Writer:

Richard Wenk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Gary Starke
Andie MacDowell ... Linda Palinski
Richard Bradford ... Benny Moran
Alice Drummond ... Lady with Cash
Fred Asparagus Fred Asparagus ... Zeus
Louis Mustillo ... Harry the Head
Anita Elliott Anita Elliott ... Refund Lady at the Met
Patrick Breen ... San Diego Vinnie
Laura Harris ... Alice / 'Cyclops'
Don Novello ... Tony
Ron Leibman ... Barry the Book
Michael Willis ... TV Customer
Jack Cafferty Jack Cafferty ... Newscaster
Molly Wenk Molly Wenk ... Catholic Schoolgirl Fanny
Daniella Garcia ... Catholic Schoolgirl Lucy (as Daniella Garcia-Lorido)
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Storyline

Gary is a charming guy, but Linda is tired of his grand plans and schemes. All of which have gone down the drain. Gary is a 'scalper'. Together with his friends and his 'Guardian Angel', Benny, he buys tickets to events and sells them off at highly increased prices. This doesn't really make him rich and proves to be more difficult than usual when a new guy gets into town, strong-arming all of Gary's sources. But then the gift of heaven arrives. The Pope is coming for a visit. Gary wants to make a lot of money on this so he can finally get one of his (more decent) plans for Linda off the ground and really work on a lasting relationship with her. Written by <zombie@il.fontys.nl>

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Taglines:

Irresponsible, Unreliable, Unpredictable and totally Irresistible.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ticket Scalper See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,585, 28 February 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$430,404, 28 March 1999
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most, if not all, of the ticket scalping scenes were shot with a hidden camera to real people purchasing real tickets. See more »

Crazy Credits

After all of the credits have run, the character of Fred Asparagus is shown selling some merchandise, accompanied by credit saying "Fred Asparagus (1947-1998)" See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy
Performed by Nil Lara & Dr. John
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SOLID PIECE OF WORK!
8 January 2002 | by givanthaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on cable a a couple of days ago and loved it.I guess the only reason why I never bothered to watch this was that an early movie review on BBC was not very positive.I also did not like the poster so everytime I saw a pic of this movie I got fed up!

Well enough is enough.This is a very nice movie with all the right cliches.It gets your attension and fills you up just when you thought it was all over.

Garcia plays a ticket scalper who tries to find the ONE job that he can do to retire and be with the girl he loves plyed by Mcdowell.But fate has other plans for him as he realises as there is no such thing as last job and people don't wait all day for you to finish.

It is more or less about life and what sohuld matter to you. I highly recomend you to watch this movie.


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