It Could Happen to You

It Could Happen to You

Andrew Bergman (1994)

PG Certificate


Our Score
With a title and a scenario worthy of Frank Capra, this cosy little romantic comedy is, incredibly, based on a true story. Nicolas Cage (reuniting with his Honeymoon in Vegas director, Andrew Bergman) plays a good-hearted cop who could easily be related to his baby-kidnapping character in Raising Arizona. Rosie Perez also gives one of her usual performances, shrieking the place down when she discovers that hubby Cage has divided his lottery winnings with waitress Bridget Fonda. Cage, Perez and Fonda are on top form and the result is both charming and disarming.


A cop is unable to tip a waitress, but instead promises to split the proceeds with her if he wins the lottery. However, his elation when he actually bags the jackpot quickly fades when his furious wife makes it plain she does not want him to honour the pledge. Romantic comedy, starring Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez and Isaac Hayes.

Cast & Crew

Charlie Lang Nicolas Cage
Yvonne Biasi Bridget Fonda
Muriel Lang Rosie Perez
Angel Isaac Hayes
Bo Williams Wendell Pierce
Jesu Victor Rojas
Jack Gross Seymour Cassel
Eddie Biasi Stanley Tucci
Director Andrew Bergman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, edited for language.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama