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Mike Gambril
Terry McKay
Aunt Ginny
Kip DeMay
Tina Wilson
Ken Allen
Lynn Weaver
Nora Stillman
Herb Stillman
Anthony Rotundo
Robert Crosley
Sheldon Blumenthal
Lorraine
SSA Flight
Wally Tripp
Ben
Ship Captain
Second Officer
Cable Officer
Russian Businessman
Marissa
Martha


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Hair Stylist
Makeup Artist

Special Effects
Name

Warren Beatty
Annette Bening
Katharine Hepburn
Garry Shandling
Chloe Webb
Pierce Brosnan
Kate Capshaw
Brenda Vaccaro
Paul Mazursky
Glenn Shadix
Barry Miller
Harold Ramis
Linda Wallem
Meagan Fay
Ray Girardin
John Hostetter
Elya Baskin
Boris Krutonog
Savely Kramarov
Oleg Vidov
Taylor Dayne
Carey Lowell


Name

Glenn Gordon Caron
Warren Beatty
Andrew Z. Davis
Mark H. Ovitz
Robert Towne,
Warren Beatty
Conrad L. Hall
Edward Richardson
Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Al Manzer,
James Murakami,
Dan May
Robert C. Jones
Ennio Morricone
Milena Canonero
Cydney Cornell
Vallie O'Reilly,
Julie Hewett
John Richardson


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Film data

A Mulholland Production
A Warner Bros. Release
108 minutes
Produced:
Filmed on location in Wilmington North Carolina - US

Premiere: October 21, 1994


Synopsis

Mike Gambril is an ex-football player and a charming lothario. Terry McKay is an attractive, upscale singer. Mike and Terry are engaged - but not to each other. They meet when seated next to each other on an airplane, which is forced to make an emergency landing, leading to a romantic cruise on an ocean liner. Realizing they might have found a soulmate in each other, Mike and Terry decide to meet again in three months, atop the Empire State Building. But when an accident leaves Terry crippled, the chances of their meeting again is suddenly in doubt.


Critics' reviews

Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
"Hepburn's scenes steal, and almost stop, the show. She has been old for a long time (she is in her 80s), but this is the first time she has also looked small and frail. Yet the magnificent spirit is still there, and the romantic fire, and she's right for this eccentric old woman, living alone in unimaginable splendor, and feeling an instant connection with the young women her nephew has brought home."

Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
"Warren Beatty's pious, academic remake of Leo McCarey's 1939 masterpiece, which starred Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne and was remade by McCarey himself in 1957 as An Affair to Remember, with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. As love stories both were examples of Hollywood's best, but each was tied so closely to its period and to McCarey's personality that this 1994 version seems bent out of shape in comparison. Starring Beatty and his wife Annette Bening, it eliminates all the references to Catholicism, gives the playboy hero an occupation (former football star turned sportscaster), and adds some self-referential details about Beatty as an aging, well-to-do bedroom hopper who decides to go straight after he meets the love of his life, none of which helps much. Beatty's performance in particular seems flat and uninflected compared to Boyer's and Grant's. The credited director is Glenn Gordon Caron, but Beatty - who produced, collaborated with Robert Towne on adapting the original (by McCarey, Mildred Cram, Donald Ogden Stewart, and Delmer Daves), and controlled the final cut - seems responsible for the overall dullness of this vanity production. Katharine Hepburn was nudged out of retirement to play the hero's aunt in one moving and pivotal scene, but most of the rest is fancy filler."


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