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One Night at McCool's (2001)

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Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

Director:

Harald Zwart

Writer:

Stan Seidel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Randy
Mary Jo Smith ... Bingo Caller
Michael Douglas ... Mr. Burmeister
Paul Reiser ... Carl
Reba McEntire ... Dr. Green
John Goodman ... Detective Dehling
Richard Jenkins ... Father Jimmy
Sandy Martin ... Bingo Vendor Woman
Liv Tyler ... Jewel
Andrew Dice Clay ... Utah / Elmo (as Andrew Silverstein)
Ric Sarabia ... Uniformed Cop at Bar
Tim DeZarn ... Detective Ertagian
Leo Rossi ... Joey Dinardo
Rob Neukirch Rob Neukirch ... Deliveryman
Andrea Bendewald ... Karen
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Storyline

After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Taglines:

She's three men over the legal limit See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un ángel seductor See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,520,041, 29 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,290,673, 10 June 2001
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Company Credits

Production Co:

October Films,Furthur Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Dillon and Richard Jenkins both previously appeared in There's Something About Mary, which shares a similar plot to this film. Both films involve different men all falling for the same woman. Matt Dillon plays one of the men in both films and Jenkins plays a similar role in both films as well. In "Mary" he plays a therapist to whom Ben Stiller tells his story and in this film he plays a priest to whom John Goodman tells his story. See more »

Goofs

When Randy first meets Jewel, he turns around after the car speeds by, the left shoulder of her dress is down. On her next shot, a close up, it's back up, and in the next shot, it is down again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bingo Caller: N-43. Four-three on the N.
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Crazy Credits

Andrew Dice Clay is billed twice in the closing credits as Andrew Silverstein. He is credited this way as Utah towards the beginning of the credits and as Elmo at the very end. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD features an alternate ending where after, we see 'Paul Reiser' get smashed by the garbage dumpster, it continues as we see in his destroyed home and lying dead on the floor; the cops come and arrest Dillon because they think he was responsible for the shooting and then we see and drive off and live happily ever after. This ending is refered to as "Alternate Depressing ending". See more »

Connections

References Falling Down (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Psalm 51
Written and Composed by Dick-Jan Zwart
Performed by Hollywood Film Chorale
Sally Stevens, Director
Courtesy of Dick-Jan Zwart
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What do people have against this film?
5 December 2001 | by NyagthaSee all my reviews

I have to say I am surprised at the response of people on this website to this film. So much so I felt I should say something about it.

Ok, this film certainly isn't Ben-Hur or The Searchers, its not a profound and streaming epic, but for what it is I can think of none better.

It is a very funny and almost bizarre film. It is original, the cast act their hearts out and it is very rewarding to watch, the direction is unique, almost perky, there are no plot twists you can guess well in advance - there are no real plot twists. There are developments but they are not meant to catch you off guard. The behaviour of the main males is entirely beleivable and Liv Tyler's blatant sexuality is purposeful - if she didn't come across as a woman who a man would do anything for the plot would be null and void. As it is - even the most vocal Liv Tyler haters will be won over by her performance.

Each of the male unfortunates are so hilarious in their sheer devotion to Tyler, Goodman as the cop whose wife died years before and who sees in Tyler something he hasn't felt in years. Reiser as a hot shot lawyer who wants to have felt something before he dies is completely hilarious in his Tyler fetish. And Matt Dillon as the slightly dim initial boyfriend manages to acheive gormlessness perfectly. Whether these are all instances of excellent casting or not, who cares. I laughed throughout this film. Admittedly not every line has you bent over in stitches and some of th emore obvious jokes seem designed for fans of the Farrelly Brothers type, but there is an overall atmosphere of farce to the film that you can't help but feel glad you aren't involved.

To summarise what I am rambling on about - basically this film is not going to go down in history as one of the all time greats - but it does have cult potential. It is highly original, brilliantly acted and it is completely aware of what it is mocking - beautiful women getting what they want and the sad fact that men couldn't care what they are forced to do as long as there is a stunning female waiting for them at the end.

Personally I think anyone who feels strongly against this film can speak to me abou tit because I would be interested to find out why. Very very good. And I hope it does become a cult hit because it certainly deserves something after the way it has been slated.


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