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The Family Man (2000)

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.

Director:

Brett Ratner
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The (very obvious) body double for Kate is quite a bit taller than Tea Leoni in the shower scene. See more »

Goofs

The license plates on the minivan from New Jersey have a different typeset than real plates. See more »

Quotes

Suit Salesman: [as Jack is looking at the suit] It's perfect for your frame. Why don't you try it on.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

A scene with Paul Sorvino was filmed but edited out of the final cut. The scene can be seen on the deleted scenes section of the DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Seal: This Could Be Heaven (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

To Be With You
Written by David Grahame, Eric Martin
Performed by Mr. Big
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

I laughed, I cried...
1 January 2001 | by Steve_GarfieldSee all my reviews

The Family Man made me laugh so hard I cried. I went to see this movie yesterday with a couple of free passes that had to be used up before the end of the year. Happy New Year!

This is my favorite type of movie, the fish out of water movie. Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni were really great together. I've always liked Téa Leoni. I remember her in Flying Blind. Too bad that show only lasted one season.

It struck me funny when Cage, as Jack Campbell, says, "This is not my house.", that there wasn't any Talking Heads soundtrack behind him. It worked for me in the TV commercial.

Makenzie Vega was exceptional as the little girl.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Closter, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,554,960, 24 December 2000

Gross USA:

$75,793,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,745,083
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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