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Three to Tango (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 October 1999 (USA)
A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself.

Director:

Damon Santostefano

Writers:

Rodney Patrick Vaccaro (story) (as Rodney Vaccaro), Rodney Patrick Vaccaro (screenplay) (as Rodney Vaccaro) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Oscar Novak
Neve Campbell ... Amy Post
Dylan McDermott ... Charles Newman
Oliver Platt ... Peter Steinberg
Cylk Cozart Cylk Cozart ... Kevin Cartwright
John C. McGinley ... Strauss
Bob Balaban ... Decker
Deborah Rush ... Lenore
Kelly Rowan ... Olivia Newman
Rick Gomez ... Rick
Patrick Van Horn ... Zack
David Ramsey ... Bill
Kent Staines ... Gallery Owner
Ho Chow ... Cabbie
Michael Proudfoot Michael Proudfoot ... Diner Waiter
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Storyline

A rich businessman, Dylan McDermott, mistakenly believes that Matthew Perry, who is bidding on a $90 million restoration contract, is gay and asks him to keep tabs on his mistress, Neve Campbell. Perry, who is not gay, falls for Neve in a big way but she thinks he's gay. Written by Tony Zackin <tzackin@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

All's fair in the war of love.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related situations and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In his sitcom 'Friends' also, Matthew Perry's character Chandler Bing is frequently judged as gay rather not being one. See more »

Goofs

When Oscar has finished giving the speech, Amy gets out of her seat. In the next shot, Amy is sitting while everyone is still clapping, then she gets up and walks out. See more »

Quotes

[When Peter clicks his pen, it's supposed to signal to Oscar that he's rambling]
Oscar Novak: Hey, you have a Buddha! Oh, I love Buddhas.
[Peter clicks his pen]
Oscar Novak: They're like bright, cheery, naked Asian Santas.
[Sound of clicking pen]
Oscar Novak: You know, I had a buddy in college whose name was Bob and we used to call him "Buddha Bob" because he was kind of fat and he liked to walk around naked.
[More pen clicking]
Oscar Novak: We used to rub his belly for luck.
[Frantic pen clicking. Oscar gets the hint]
Oscar Novak: Anyway... I love Buddha.
[...]
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Connections

References Rain Man (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Maddest Kind Of Love
Written by Scotty Morris
Performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Courtesy of Coolsville Records, LLC / Interscope Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Fun Tango
4 June 2007 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

What you get from 'Three To Tango' is a feel-good (but sort of deja-vu) comedy. It has its own charm, own humour (though very American). Santostefano's direction helps the movie move on a steady track. Matthew Perry's Oscar isn't very different from Chandler Bing, yet he manages to stay funny as hell and never get on our nerves. Neve Campbell's Amy is vivacious, charming, sexy and funny. Dylan McDermott does alright as the arrogant boss. Oliver Platt is decent (although he does go overboard at times). Unlike other more recent American comedies, 'Three To Tango' has a more classy appeal. The background score is very likable. The film is set in the busy city which is beautifully shot. Though it does have its share of toilet humour and over-the-top comedy, I can safely say it's one of the better American comedies, fun enough to watch on a rainy day accompanied by a great background score.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,406,135, 24 October 1999

Gross USA:

$10,570,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,570,375
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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