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The Weather Man (2005)

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A Chicago weather man, separated from his wife and children, debates whether professional and personal success are mutually exclusive.

Director:

Gore Verbinski

Writer:

Steve Conrad (as Steven Conrad)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... David Spritz
Michael Caine ... Robert Spritzel
Hope Davis ... Noreen
Gemmenne de la Peña ... Shelly (as Gemmenne De La Peña)
Nicholas Hoult ... Mike
Michael Rispoli ... Russ
Gil Bellows ... Don
Judith McConnell ... Lauren
Chris Marrs ... DMV Guy
Dina Facklis Dina Facklis ... Andrea
J. Nicole Brooks J. Nicole Brooks ... Clerk (as Deanna NJ Brooks)
Sia A. Moody ... Nurse (as Sia Moody)
Guy Van Swearingen Guy Van Swearingen ... Nipper Guy
Alexander Pine ... Fast Food Employee (as Alejandro Pina)
Jackson Bubala Jackson Bubala ... Fast Food Child
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Storyline

Dave Spritz is a local weatherman in his home town of Chicago, where his career is going well while his personal life -- his relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children -- is spiraling downward. Despite being both loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who doesn't seem to have it all together, and in this film, he begins to feel it. An attractive job offer presents Dave with a major question: to pursue his career in New York City, or to remain at home with his family. Written by mystic80

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Dave Spritz is about to take his best shot . . . at life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsieur Météo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,248,465, 30 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,482,775

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,039,770
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes at both WCH and Hello America were shot on existing local news sets at two Chicago television stations. The WCH scenes were shot on the set of WGN-TV and the Hello America scenes were shot on the set for Telemundo Chicago/WSNS-TV. See more »

Goofs

If you freeze the scene immediately after Spritz deletes his book Breaking Point, you can see there is still a Word file on his desktop labeled Breaking Point, so he didn't actually completely delete it. However, when a file is deleted by one application, such as Word, other applications, such as Windows Explorer (what displays the desktop icons,) don't update instantly. Sometime it can take several seconds for the changes to be reflected in other programs. Also, the icon on the desktop could be a shortcut to the actual file in My Documents, in which case the icon will not disappear automatically. It would have to be deleted separately. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dave Spritz: That was refreshing. I'm refreshed. I'm refreshing.
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Connections

Referenced in Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares (2005) See more »

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Lonely Nick
6 January 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Nicholas cage plays the same character time after time. He is alone; he once had a nice family; his children are weird or dysfunctional. He has done something in the past that has left him out there on an island of hopelessness and depression. He also manages to get back to the surface and begin to live. He has acuity and knows that he has screwed up. He is ready for redemption but has to find the way there. In this one he is a very talented guy who has on-screen charisma but has been relegated to doing the weather on television. He must be quite popular because people recognize him enough to pelt him with garbage. We know that at some point the universe will right itself and allow him to have his day. The relationship with his sad daughter is what this film is really about, and there is a bittersweet reclamation that takes place. As with most Cage films, there will be hope, but it is at a great personal price.


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