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A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.

Director:

Daniel Adams

Writers:

Daniel Adams, Joseph C. Lincoln (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Capt. Zebulon Hedge
Rip Torn ... Capt. Jeremiah Burgess
Bruce Dern ... Capt. Perez Ryder
Mariel Hemingway ... Martha Snow
Charles Durning ... John Bartlett
Jason Alan Smith ... Ralph Hazeltine
Christy Scott Cashman ... Elisabeth Preston
Angelica Page ... Melissa Busteed (as Angelica Torn)
John Savage ... Web Saunders
Julie Harris ... Melodeon Player
Stephen Russell Stephen Russell ... Luther Norris
Stephen Mailer ... Squealer Wixon
Donald Foley ... Bluey Bachelder
Miles Herter Miles Herter ... Dr. Palmer
Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards ... Rev. Perley
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A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Three Salty Dogs Seek One Spicy Kitten

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and smoking | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Several local residents were used as extras. One local fisherman had such an authentic appearance that reflected the period, including an "old salt" type beard, that he needed no makeup or costuming. See more »

Goofs

Contents of one letter from a respondent to newspaper ad being read at kitchen table vary in length between shots over a relatively short time. See more »

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Definitive of a professional job
16 June 2011 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

I didn't expect to either like or dislike this film. I thought it would be a rut gut parody full type of comedy, which I like better if it is well done. Instead, it was the "safe" situation comedy, which is also hard to do, but doesn't make you feel like a failure if an audience doesn't burst out in laughter.

It's the story of three retired seamen in the early twentieth century, on the Massachussetts coast, who realize they live in a sty, and put an ad out for a woman to marry one of them.

Of course you know the woman will fall for one of the other two, and it's very obvious who it will be. However, it is the small things that make a movie like this a "professional" job. And the attention to detail is incredible. One gets the feeling that some of the people involved spent a decade to get this sort of polish.

The little things mean all the subplots and minor characters outside of the "triangle", which isn't a love "triangle", but a very real looking situation. Dern pretty well steals the show as the third man, the one outside of the triangle, partly from writing and partly from Dern. That's what I mean by a "professional" job. Everyone involved just did a perfect job.

This makes the film flow. I am on the cusp of "attention deficit disorder" and I didn't lose a beat. It just flowed along like the waves of the shore. Good scenery helped. Also, the feeling that you've met some of these people in old age later on. Worth the rental or library check out. Thumbs up.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chatham See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,366, 19 April 2009

Gross USA:

$43,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,600
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Company Credits

Production Co:

West Wind Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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