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Good Advice (2001)

An investment banker loses everything and must discover what's important in life.

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Steve Rash
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Ryan Edward Turner
Angie Harmon ... Page Henson
Denise Richards ... Cindy Styne
Jon Lovitz ... Barry Sherman
Rosanna Arquette ... Cathy Sherman
Estelle Harris ... Iris
Barry Newman ... Donald Simpson
Lisa Rinna ... Veronica Simpson
John de Lancie ... Ted (as John DeLancie)
Francoise Surel ... Lucy Stone
Pete Gardner ... Carl
Troy Byer ... Nancy (as Troy Beyer)
Andrew Berman Andrew Berman ... Steven
Christopher Burkott Christopher Burkott ... Mail Room Clerk
Madison Mason ... Jim Pearson
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Storyline

Ryan is a womanizing stockbroker whose unethical business practices cost him his job and his trader's license. Unable to find another job, he is forced to move in with his equally self-involved (and completely oblivious) girlfriend, Cindy, an insensitive advice columnist on the cusp of losing her own job due to her poor advice and slow work habits. Finding that the truth behind his moving in has nothing to do with romance, Cindy runs off with another man. Ryan decides to stay in the apartment and earn a living by doing Cindy's job. Ryan establishes himself with Cindy's editor, Page, as Cindy's go-fer, collecting Cindy's paychecks and mail and delivering "her" columns. Initially as hopelessly inept as Cindy in giving advice, he nearly gets the column canceled. However, he rapidly grows into the job and the combination of forced introspection, research and the growing knowledge that he is touching other people's lives transforms him. The column becomes an amazing success. Ryan finds his... Written by Anonymous

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From fixing stocks to fixing hearts.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Charlie Sheen met his future wife, Denise Richards, on this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ryan is talking to Page in her office about Cindy's medical condition she hands him a white coffee mug with black stripes. In a close-up, the mug has changed to a white one with a square picture on one side (the one Page took). It subsequently changes back again. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: I'd kill myself right now, but I'd probably end up in Hell, and that would be redundant.
Barry: Well, at least you'd be among friends.
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Connections

References Wall Street (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Excuses For Losers
Performed by Ghetto Cowgirl
Words and Music by Marc Norman
Copyright 1999, sledville music
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Surprisingly good
14 December 2001 | by CorkymanSee all my reviews

Ever see a movie that was way better than you expected it to be? (For example, "Fools Rush In" with Matthew Perry) Good Advice is one of those movies HBO will probably show over and over, and I'll watch it every time it's on! Ma-Sheen turns in a great performance, as does Jon Lovitz, and Angie Harmon is as gorgeous as ever. A fun movie, any day of the week.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$475,628
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1.85 : 1
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