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It Had to Be You ()


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Two strangers meet and fall in love during the weekend that they are planning their respective weddings.

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Anna Penn
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Charlie Hudson
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Henry Taylor
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Tracy Meltempi
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Madelaine
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Mel
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Judith Penn
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Claire Parker
Lorraine Mazzola ...
Mindy
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Ricky Valentino
George Ede ...
Father Fitzpatrick
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Jewelry Saleswoman (as Hilary B. Smith)
Phil Stein ...
Bobby Love
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Mickey
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Mrs. Allen
James A. Baffico ...
Police Sergeant
Larry Fleischman ...
Barney
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Young Girl
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Cha Cha
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Bellhop #2
Jeff Mazzola ...
Bellhop #1
Tracey Morton ...
Julia
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Desk Clerk #2
Barry Preston ...
Oak Room maitre d'
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Detective
Joseph Baldwin ...
Detective #2
Donnah Welby ...
Young Girl's Mother
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Bartender
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Waiter (as Don Stepehnson)
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Waitress
Stella Bach ...
Francesca
David Healy ...
David Allen
Mark Groubert ...
Bar Patron
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Franklin
Brooklyn Serenade Quartet ...
Bobby Love's Wedding Band #1
Brenda and the Bodacious Ta Tas ...
Bobby Love's Wedding Band #2
Devibe ...
Bobby Love's Wedding Band #3
Frank Zaza ...
Bobby Love's Wedding Band #4
Jeffrey Howard ...
Bobby Love's Wedding Band #5
Jon Bluestein ...
Vitamin J Singer (as Vitamin J)
Chris Conley ...
Vitamin J Drummer (as Vitamin J)
Colin Morris ...
Vitamin J Guitarist (as Vitamin J)
Jeff Murad ...
Vitamin J Bassist (as Vitamin J)
Marc Trachtenberg ...
Vitamin J Keyboardist (as Vitamin J)
Vitamin J ...
Bobby Love's Wedding Band #6
Wild Mood Swings ...
Bobby Love's Wedding Band #7
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Stanley (uncredited)
Maria Ottavia ...
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Girl at dinner (uncredited)
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Chico (uncredited)
Eliot Sash ...
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
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Businesswoman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steven Feder

Written by

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Steven Feder ... ()

Produced by

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Steven Feder ... producer
David Forrest ... executive producer
Neil Kaplan ... producer
Jeff Mazzola ... co-producer
Beau Rogers ... executive producer
Diana Schmidt ... line producer

Music by

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Luis Bacalov

Cinematography by

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Ken Kelsch

Film Editing by

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Jane Kurson

Editorial Department

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Lance Chapman ... assistant editor
Jeff Ervin ... assistant editor

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Todd Thaler ... (as Todd M. Thaler)

Production Design by

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Justin Scoppa Jr.

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Ron von Blomberg

Costume Design by

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David C. Robinson

Production Management

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Ged Dickersin ... production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lucia Burns ... second second assistant director
Kevin J. Moore ... assistant director
Linda Perkins ... second assistant director
Amanda Slater ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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James Bono ... assistant property master
Paul Camarro ... props
Nathalie Cassegrain ... art coordinator
Michael Parmelee ... lead man

Sound Department

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Stephen Grubbs ... supervising sound editor
Adam Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Joe White ... boom operator

Stunts

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Peter Bucossi ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brian Carmichael ... video operator / video payback operator
Tim Davies ... grip
Jon Delgado ... electrician
Steve Drellich ... camera operator: "a" camera
Scott Eberle ... best boy grip
Robert Kummert ... key grip
Benjamin Lehmann ... videographer
Dennis A. Livesey ... first assistant camera
Jason A. Micallef ... electrician
Andy Niceberg ... best boy electric
Igor Srubshchik ... video playback operator

Casting Department

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Jonathan Strauss ... casting associate

Location Management

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Jason Minter ... location manager
Mimi Turner ... location scout

Music Department

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Dondi Bastone ... music supervisor
Johnny Caruso ... music editor
Jeff Charbonneau ... music editor
G. Marq Roswell ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Marco Ajello ... production assistant
Bronwen Epstein ... assistant to producer
Laurie Gershon ... product placement/clearances
P.J. Haines ... chef
Lonnie Kandel ... production coordinator
Jessica Lichtner ... script supervisor
Samantha Roth ... assistant to producer
Alfonso Trinidad ... key set production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Charlie Hudson, a retired crisis negotiator for the NYPD, is engaged to Claire Parker, a beautiful and successful business woman. Claire has planned a weekend in New York registering at Bergdorf Goodman, staying at The Plaza Hotel, etc., laying the foreground for the ensuing wedding. Due to an unexpected business opportunity, Claire is called away. Anna Penn, a school teacher, is scheduled to register for her wedding with fiancée' David Allen, an advertising executive, who is unable to partake in the weekend. Consequently, Charlie and Anna end up spending the next three days planning their respective weddings together. Over the course of the weekend they consult with an embittered cast of wedding advisers who, while helping them plan, simultaneously deconstruct the institution of marriage as a whole. Henry Taylor, Charlie's old partner and best friend, drowns himself in his police work and embraces an addiction with alcohol to escape his personal loneliness. Tracey Meltempi, Anna's best friend, is a sexy, vibrant hair dresser, who is weary of Anna's decision to resign from her high expectations of finding "crazy love," and settle with David. By the end of the weekend, what started out as a weekend of shopping becomes a weekend of self discovery that will change each other's life forever. Neither Anna nor Charlie can go on with their lives as they had planned. As a result, fate brings them back to each other. Four injured souls cross paths in their search for truth and in the process heal one another. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Love is what happens when you're busy making other plans. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fou d'elle (France)
  • Coup de foudre au Plaza (France)
  • Tenías que ser tú (Spain)
  • Bryllup på spil (Denmark)
  • Iubirea vieţii mele (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia This movie was produced in 1998 as displayed in the end credits but due to contractual problems it was not released for distribution until 2000. See more »
Movie Connections Follows It Had to Be You (1947). See more »
Soundtracks At Last See more »
Quotes [Henry and Charlie in the hotel bar. Henry sees Anna, Charlie looks and catches her eye. She waves, he smiles]
Henry: What's that about?
Charlie: Oh, we took the elevator up together...
Henry: That's it? That's the big juice?
Charlie: What do you want me to say? Okay...She's a spy and we're both planning on making love before we're assassinated by the CIA.
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