6.0/10
176
3 user

Chance of a Lifetime (1998)

Irreverent freelance investigative reporter Tom Maguire hits rock bottom when bigot editor in chief Ivan refuses to print his pieces anymore and his bad back most be operated, but his ... See full summary »

Director:

Deborah Reinisch

Writers:

Mark Stein (story), Mark Stein (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Heartbeat (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Successful women is left by her husband when she gets pregnant. Her life is a mess until she meets Bill. Together with his childeren they can create a new family, if she can forget her ex husband and the father of her child.

Director: Michael Miller
Stars: John Ritter, Polly Draper, Kevin Kilner
Letting Go (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Jack Bender
Stars: John Ritter, Sharon Gless, Joe Cortese
Lethal Vows (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father, Dr. David Farris, is accused of foul play by his ex-wife Ellen regarding the mysterious death of his subsequent wife Lorraine. To prove ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: John Ritter, Marg Helgenberger, Megan Gallagher
A Child's Wish (TV Movie 1997)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A family discovers their youngest daughter has cancer. But the real struggle has yet to start.

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: John Ritter, Tess Harper, Anna Chlumsky
Loss of Faith (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A crime novelist searches for a missing baby at his sister's behest and makes painful discoveries about himself along the way.

Director: Allan A. Goldstein
Stars: John Ritter, Sophie Lorain, Daphne Zuniga
Unforgivable (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man who batters women, after nearly killing his girlfriend in a violent rage, finds himself facing his own demons when he is forced to join an innovative group therapy program for abusive men.

Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: John Ritter, Harley Jane Kozak, Kevin Dunn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A divorced and remarried doctor tries to reconnect with his eleven-year-old son whom he has always neglected.

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: John Ritter, Margaret Whitton, Karen Young
Love Thy Neighbor (TV Movie 1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Suburbanites Danny and Linda try to overcome their various differences and try to get along after his wife and her husband run off with each other.

Director: Tony Bill
Stars: John Ritter, Penny Marshall, Cassie Yates
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The workers in a small plough factory take over the firm, but when a large order falls through, the old management come back to help out.

Director: Bernard Miles
Stars: Basil Radford, Niall MacGinnis, Bernard Miles
Manhood (2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A black comedy about a reformed womanizer who struggles to keep his family together.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Nestor Carbonell, John Ritter, Janeane Garofalo
My Brother's Wife (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Barney is a guy who comes home for his father's funeral. Eleanor, his brother's wife who is Barney first love meets him and they go to the club where they first met. And Barney recalls how ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Bender
Stars: John Ritter, Mel Harris, Dakin Matthews
The Only Way Out (TV Movie 1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Jeremy Carlisle's ex-wife Lynn is trying to stay away from her dangerously disturbed ex-boyfriend Tony, and Jeremy does all he can do protect his family.

Director: Rod Hardy
Stars: John Ritter, Henry Winkler, Stephanie Faracy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Ivar ... Ivan
John Ritter ... Tom Maguire
Katey Sagal ... Irene Dunbar
Kim Delgado ... Lou
David Naughton ... Art Haber
Charles Rahi Chun ... Doctor (as Charles Chun)
Jean Stapleton ... Mrs. Dunbar
Julianne Christie ... Melissa
Lynne Thigpen ... Ms. Wood
Julie Lauren ... Hannah
Marie Marshall ... Patty
Doug Carfrae Doug Carfrae ... Maitre D'
Denise Crosby ... Katie
Michelle Horn ... Megan
Elise Neal ... Amy
Edit

Storyline

Irreverent freelance investigative reporter Tom Maguire hits rock bottom when bigot editor in chief Ivan refuses to print his pieces anymore and his bad back most be operated, but his health insurance just expired. Sympathetic editor Irene Dunbar, feeling guilty she didn't save his job, volunteers for a fake marriage so he can use her insurance. The 'happy couple' in now constantly beleaguered by her mother and an insurance inspector, while each has his own affairs, but the co-habitation also seems to generate meaningful affection. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor de conveniencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
John Ritter & Katey Sagal Were Terrific together!
4 April 2004 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Have enjoyed seeing this film many times in the past, however, I have a deeper appreciation for the great acting skills of John Ritter. It is sad to see him in this picture along with Katey Sagal, who was the last actress to work with him in "8 Simple Rules",TV Series,'02. John Ritter( Tom Maguire), and Katey Sagal (Irene Duncan), had me laughing through out the entire picture. I enjoyed seeing Irene Duncan pushing Tom around in a hand DOLLY to protect his back problems. The scenes taken in the City of Chicago were outstanding. This film will always keep John Ritter's image a live for all future generations to see what a great talent he had to offer the world!


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed