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America's Sweethearts (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 2001 (USA)
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A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage.

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Joe Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Kiki Harrison
Billy Crystal ... Lee Phillips
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Gwen Harrison
John Cusack ... Eddie Thomas
Hank Azaria ... Hector
Stanley Tucci ... Dave Kingman
Christopher Walken ... Hal Weidmann
Alan Arkin ... Wellness Guide
Seth Green ... Danny Wax
Scot Zeller ... Davis
Larry King ... Himself
Steve Pink ... Limo Driver
Rainn Wilson ... Dave O'Hanlon
Eric Balfour ... Security Guard
Marty Belafsky ... Security Guard
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Storyline

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found its only print kidnapped by the director. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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The Crew's Here. The Cameras Are Rolling. And the Director's Got a Problem! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some crude and sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La pareja del año See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,181,877, 22 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,607,673, 28 October 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,191,428
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Downey Jr. was originally slated to play Eddie. John Cusack was cast instead when Downey's legal problems raised doubts as to whether he would be available for filming. See more »

Goofs

When Kiki is having breakfast with Eddie, the butter on her toast, and the size of the slice, make dramatic changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

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Narrator: America first fell in love with Eddie Thomas and Gwen Harrison in the box office smash "Autumn With Greg And Peg". They had the most celebrated marriage in Hollywood. Who could forget how they hit one out of the park in "Requiem for an Outfielder"?
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Alternate Versions

Several deleted scenes are included on the R1 DVD release, including an additional appearance by Alan Arkin's guru character and more footage of Hal. Also included is a scene that would have revealed that Eddie was cheating on Gwen, contradicting what is indicated in the final edit, and a scene showing Hector also cheating on Gwen. See more »

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Some Hearts
Written by Diane Warren
Produced by Trevor Horn
Performed by Kelly LeVeque
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Fun Movie
15 November 2005 | by tolga009See all my reviews

This is actually a fun movie to watch at home on any given Sunday afternoon, be it alone or with a girlfriend.

I thoroughly expected nothing, did not know anything about the movie when i first watched it and had a silly smile across my face the whole time through.

Billy Crystal, well, he is his usual self, Hank Azaria is always funny - love the last line after the press junket about his penis, funny. John Cusack, I think steals the show, I know that he is a great actor and in this movie he shines even more, and we respect him for that. Julia Roberts is like Billy Crystal, her usual self, Zeta-Jones portrays the bitch perfectly and Seth well, he is too quiet in this flick.

Almost forgetting, i need to mention Christopher Walken, what a guy, what a character. This guy is one of the best 10 actors alive and needs to be recognised even more.

Great cast, not so bad storyline, good to pass time.


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