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Just the Ticket (1999)

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

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Lady with Cash
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Catholic Schoolgirl Fanny
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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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Irresponsible, Unreliable, Unpredictable and totally Irresistible.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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26 February 1999 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

The scene in Linda's apartment when Gary (Andy Garcia) fakes a pain in his side was improvised and fooled even Andie MacDowell. Her laugh at the end of the scene is authentic. 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 »

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Referenced in The Tracey Fragments (2007) See more »

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Big Date
Music by Andy Garcia & Andie MacDowell
Lyrics by Richard Wenk & Andy Garcia
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Spontaneous, beautiful, a movie with a heart ...
6 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Andy Garcia is one of my favorite actors and I sincerely believe that in "Just the Ticket" he is at his best. This movie is so spontaneous that everything seems real. I enjoyed "Just the Ticket" so much that wish to recommend it to you. Go and see it today.


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