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It Could Happen to You

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • 1994
  • Andrew Bergman
  • 97 mins
  • PG

Summary

Romantic comedy based on a true story, starring Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda and Rosie Perez. Unable to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, honest New York cop Charlie Lang offers to give her half the winnings should his lottery numbers come up. Incredibly, the ticket wins $4 million and, much to his wife's dismay, Charlie keeps his promise to Yvonne.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Charlie LangNicolas Cage
Yvonne BiasiBridget Fonda
Muriel LangRosie Perez
Bo WilliamsWendell Pierce
AngelIsaac Hayes
JesuVictor Rojas
Jack GrossSeymour Cassel
Eddie BiasiStanley Tucci
Sal BontempoJ E Freeman
ZakutoRed Buttons
C Vernon HaleRichard Jenkins
WalterRobert Dorfman

Crew

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DirectorAndrew Bergman

Details

Released on
1994-11-11
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, edited for language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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