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

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Ryan Edward Turner
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Page Henson
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Cindy Styne
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Barry Sherman
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Cathy Sherman
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Iris
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Donald Simpson
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Veronica Simpson
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Ted (as John DeLancie)
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Lucy Stone
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Carl
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Nancy (as Troy Beyer)
Andrew Berman ...
Steven
Christopher Burkott ...
Mail Room Clerk
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Jim Pearson
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Amy
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Flight Attendant (as Renee Estevez)
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Homeless Man
David Doty ...
Walt
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Market Cashier (as Michelle Nordin)
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Woman in Bar (as Meredith Zeley)
Geremy Dingle ...
Performance Artist
Mary Civiello ...
CNBC Reporter
Ray Aranha ...
Man in Central Park
Phyllis Bash ...
Woman in Central Park
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Woman Reading Paper
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Waitress Reading Paper
Paul Wagar ...
Golfer (as Paul Wager)
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Golfer
Ron del Barrio ...
Caddy
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Secretary
Queenie ...
Carl's Secretary
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TV Newsman (as Joseph Duer)
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TV Newswoman
Masaya Katô ...
Japanese Trader (as Masaya Kato)
Deborah Berry ...
Mother of Patient (as Deborah A. Berry)
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Balding Man
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Cab Driver
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Security Guard
Carol Martin ...
Carol Martin
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Michael Des Barres (as Michael DesBarres)
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George Whipple III
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Food Desk Editor (uncredited)
Tara Lynn Orr ...
Hostess (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Sarah (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve Rash

Written by

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Daniel Margosis ... (written by) &
Robert Horn ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael Bolton ... executive producer
Mark Burg ... producer
Arthur Chang ... producer
Randall Emmett ... producer
Steve Fenton ... co-producer
George Furla ... producer
Oren Koules ... producer
Carl Mazzocone ... co-executive producer
Masahiro Okano ... producer: Japan Crew
M. Dal Walton III ... co-producer

Music by

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Teddy Castellucci
Lauren Scheff

Cinematography by

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Daryn Okada

Film Editing by

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Danny Saphire

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Valerie McCaffrey

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Daniel A. Lomino

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Cloudia Rebar ... (as Cloudia)

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Luellyn Harper ... (as Luellyn Harper-Thomas)

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Leslie Ann Anderson ... hair department head
Sandi Bailey-Salvatore ... hair stylist (as Sandy Bailey)
Ginger Damon ... hair stylist
Isabel Harkins ... makeup artist
Melanie Levitt ... makeup artist
Timothy A. Miguel ... makeup department head
Kim Salvatore-Davis ... hair stylist
Gabriel Solana ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Ken Halsband ... production manager
James E. Nownes ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vebe Borge ... first assistant director
Ruth A. Redfern ... second assistant director
Jerram A. Swartz ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Dena Allen ... lead man
Jody Bergman ... swing gang
Thomas Bodmer ... property master
Matt Duncan ... assistant props: New York
William 'W' Gilpin ... construction coordinator
Akeo Ihara ... property master: New York
Jeffrey Paul Johnson ... swing gang
Mara Massey ... on-set dresser

Sound Department

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Sarah Brady ... adr supervisor
Bayard Carey ... production sound mixer
Bess Hopper ... foley artist
Jerry Jordan ... re-recording mixer
Peggy McAffee ... sound effects editor
Jon Mete ... sound effects editor
David Schneider ... boom operator
Cameron Steenhagen ... dialogue editor

Visual Effects by

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Christopher Dusendschon ... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ed McDermott II ... precision driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Phil Aubrey ... grip (as Phil Aubry)
Shawn Blakeman ... electrician
John Boccaccio ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Kyle Boorman ... still photographer
Tony Bryan ... electrician
Louis J. DeMarco ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Andrea Dorman ... first assistant camera: New York
Todd Grunberger ... grip
Hector Gutierrez ... dolly grip
Jason Henderson ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Gen Hirai ... lighting: Japan Crew
Jason D. Hodges ... dolly grip (as Jason Hodges)
Mike Hodges ... key grip
Casey Hotchkiss ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Case Hotchkiss)
Yuji Imai ... director of photography: Japan Crew
Jacques Jouffret ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Richard Kuhn ... grip
Kal Manning ... gaffer (as Wright K. Manning)
Ryan Manning ... best boy electric
Bob Marshak ... still photographer
Larry McCarron ... grip
Todd Newton ... grip
Jim Nolan ... best boy grip
Chris Portugal ... grip
Rob Salviotti ... second assistant camera
John Schwartz ... assistant camera
Kevin Smyth ... key grip: New York (as Kevin Smythe)
Bob Snowdon ... grip
John Velez ... gaffer: New York
John Waldo ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott Whitbread ... camera loader
Matthew Whiteside ... electrician
Victor Worrell ... best boy grip

Casting Department

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Dixie Webster ... extras casting (as Dixie Webster-Davis)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rebecca Brough ... key wardrobe supervisor
Nancy Ceo ... costumer

Location Management

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Kenneth E. Fix ... location manager
Donna Gross ... location manager
Thomas J. Healy IV ... key assistant location manager/scout (as Thomas Healy)
Gine Lui ... location manager: new york unit
Wing Yeong ... location scout (as Wing Tat)

Music Department

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Dick Bernstein ... temp music editor
Gus Furla ... music supervisor
Tanya Noel Hill ... music editor
Tom Mgrdichian ... orchestrator
Dan Slider ... composer: incidental music
Michael K. Bauer ... associate temp music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Alberto Coto ... driver
Julio Salazar ... production driver
Jorge Velasquez ... transportation
Greagrey Waldrop ... transportation coordinator (as Greag Waldrop)

Other crew

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Eric Agopian ... production assistant
Robin Anderson ... script supervisor
Deborah Berry ... stand-in (as Deborah A. Berry)
Michael E. Boyle ... wrangler (as Mike Boyle)
Shelley S. Boyle ... ramrod
Mike Burns ... epk producer
Jackie Campbell ... production assistant
Patrick Campbell ... set production assistant
Chris Carrington ... set medic
Evan Casey ... set production assistant
Joyce Clarke ... assistant: Mr. Chang
Jason Columbus ... office production assistant
Mike Currie ... set production assistant
Nicholas D'Angelo ... assistant: Mr. Emmett and Mr. Furla
Malcom Dodson ... set production assistant
Michael Fischler ... production accountant
Kenichi Fujimoto ... assistant: Japan Crew (as Ken-Ichi Fujimoto)
Steve Grest ... assistant to co-executive producer
A.W. Gryphon ... production coordinator (as Allison Wilke)
Chris Hicky ... set production assistant (as Christopher Hicky)
Brita Holmberg ... assistant production coordinator
Janis Jones ... stand-in for estelle harris
Luky Kobayashi ... assistant: Japan Crew
Chris Krauser ... production assistant
Michael Mezaros ... production assistant
Ikue Mizoguchi ... assistant: Japan Crew
Norihiro Muramatsu ... driver: Japan Crew
Rick Rosenthal ... production counsel
Tracy Sanford ... production assistant
Kate H.S. Swartz ... production assistant
Andrew J. Wilson ... assistant to producers (as Andrew Wilson)
Kousuke Yamamoto ... assistant: Japan Crew
Tom Lent ... adr voice (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr voice group (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 initially superficial attraction to Page growing into love, but he cannot reveal his feelings while he is a deceptive fraud. Meanwhile, Cindy becomes aware of "her" growing fame, and returns to cash in, at the same time that the owner of a rival newspaper chain attempts to force Page to sell "Cindy's" column to him. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines From fixing stocks to fixing hearts. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le courtier du coeur (France)
  • Good Advice - Guter Rat ist teuer (Germany)
  • Consejera matrimonial (Spain)
  • Courrier du coeur (Canada, French title)
  • Eltanácsolt tanácsadó (Hungary)
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  • 93 min
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Trivia Charlie Sheen met his future wife, Denise Richards, on this movie. See more »
Goofs When Cathy gets a telephone call in her yoga class we hear a Nokia tone, but she has got a Motorola telephone in her hand. See more »
Movie Connections References Midnight Cowboy (1969). See more »
Soundtracks Excuses For Losers 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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