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The Family Man (2000)

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A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

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Brett Ratner
4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Jack Campbell
Téa Leoni ... Kate Reynolds
Don Cheadle ... Cash
Jeremy Piven ... Arnie
Saul Rubinek ... Alan Mintz
Josef Sommer ... Peter Lassiter
Makenzie Vega ... Annie Campbell
Jake Milkovich Jake Milkovich ... Josh Campbell
Ryan Milkovich Ryan Milkovich ... Josh Campbell
Lisa Thornhill ... Evelyn Thompson
Harve Presnell ... Big Ed
Mary Beth Hurt ... Adelle
Amber Valletta ... Paula
Francine York ... Lorraine
Ruth Williamson ... Betty Peterson
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Storyline

A modern-day Frank Capra story. Jack Campbell, a successful and talented businessman, is happily living his single life. He has everything, or so he thinks. One day he wakes up in a new life where he didn't leave his college girlfriend for a London trip. He's married to Kate, lives in Jersey and has two kids. He, of course, desperately wants his life back for which he has worked 13 years for. He's president of P. K. Lassiter Investment House and not a tire salesman at Big Ed's. He drives a Ferrari and not a mini-van that never starts. And most importantly he doesn't wake up in the morning with kids jumping on the bed. After a bad start, day by day he's more confident in his new life and starts to see what he's been missing. Turns out money's good to have but that's not everything. Written by <speedy33417@yahoo.com>

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What if you made different choices? What if you said yes, instead of no? What if you got a second chance? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Closter, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,104,055, 25 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,793,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,745,083
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the script version, Jack sings 'Witchcraft' by Frank Sinatra to Kate during her birthday party. In the movie, it had been switched to 'La, La, La Means I Love You' by The Delfonics. See more »

Goofs

When Cash stops the Ferrari beside the van as he and Jack talk, we can see sunlight on the van. When Jack steps out of the Ferrari, the sunlight is gone and the sky is overcast. See more »

Quotes

Jack: I'm in the middle of a deal!
Cash: Well, you're working on a new deal now, baby.
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Crazy Credits

As actor Robert Downey Sr.'s name scrolls up the screen during the credits, the words "(a prince)" appear next to it. This happens in other movies in which he appears. See more »

Connections

References Wild at Heart (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

La donna è mobile
from opera "Rigoletto"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra
Sung by Alfredo Kraus, tenor soloist
Courtesy of The RCA Music Group, A Unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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Worth watching more than once
3 October 2003 | by Tom4SurfingSee all my reviews

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Plato put these words in the mouth of Socrates. Brett Ratner puts this theme into `The Family Man.' This is not "It's a Wonderful Life." While it is a "feel good movie," it is an intelligent, reflective one. Neither of the parallel lives led by the main character is shown to be flawless. Both have their attractions. Jack, the lead character, is forced from his comfort zone by a "glimpse" of a life connected by commitment and love to friends and family. This movie does something for me few "feel good" movies ever come close to causing. This movie makes me think about what I really value in life. Both pro-capitalist and pro-family, "The Family Man" either leaves you pondering whether your life is consistent with your values or goes over your head and leaves you with the impression that your emotions have been manipulated by another crass commercial Christmas movie. It depends on what the viewer brings to the table.

P.S. Tea Leoni's shower scene has got to be the sexiest portrayal of a movie mom I ever saw.


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