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One Night at McCool's (2001)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 27 April 2001 (USA)
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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:

A story about finding the perfect woman... and trying desperately to give her back. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was released the same year as "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" which Liv Tyler starred as Arwen Undomiel. See more »

Goofs

When Randy asks Jewel what her favorite thing in the world is, he lifts his right hand to drink from the cup. In the next shot, the cup is in his left hand. See more »

Quotes

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

In Memory of Stan Seidel 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 Matt Dillon in his destroyed home and John Goodman lying dead on the floor; the cops come and arrest Dillon because they think he was responsible for the shooting and then we see Liv Tyler and Michael Douglas drive off and live happily ever after. This ending is refered to as "Alternate Depressing ending". See more »

Connections

References True Romance (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sexy Body
(1999)
Written by Nathaniel Hall, Michael Small, Alex Gifford
Performed by Jungle Brothers
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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Partially funny and partially stupid.
25 February 2002 | by mrrockandrollSee all my reviews

"One Night At McCool's" is one of those films that had possibilities, but in the long run it ends up being rather juvenile. It probably doesn't help matters much that I'm one of the few men (?) that doesn't think Liv Tyler is all that hot. Seeing as her sexuality is the main point of the plot, I had a hard time believing that all these guys would fall for her so easily. I'm not sure if she is just a terrible actress or was purposefully acting bad in order to develop her conning character. The lame and overdone sex scenes must have been done to placate the teenage boys that Liv may have drawn to the theaters. Matt Damon and John Goodman's characters are excellent, however, and provided quite a few laughs in their roles. The retelling of the same set of events through different viewpoints is always interesting and several comical retellings were what saved this movie from being a total wash.


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