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Once Around (1991)

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Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful ... See full summary »

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Lasse Hallström
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Sam Sharpe
Holly Hunter ... Renata Bella
Danny Aiello ... Joe Bella
Laura San Giacomo ... Jan Bella
Gena Rowlands ... Marilyn Bella
Roxanne Hart ... Gail Bella
Danton Stone ... Tony Bella
Tim Guinee ... Peter Hedges
Greg Germann ... Jim Redstone
Griffin Dunne ... Rob
Cullen O. Johnson Cullen O. Johnson ... Sonny
Joan Gay Joan Gay ... Aunt
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Uncle
Myra Taylor Myra Taylor ... Trainer #1
Michael Steve Jones Michael Steve Jones ... Trainer #2
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Storyline

Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his excessively flamboyant style and irrepressible nature. The very traits she finds romantic, however, lead to repeated conflict with her family, especially her beloved father Joe, leaving Renata trapped in the middle. Written by Reid Gagle

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The Bellas were one big happy family. Then Renata met Sam... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ce cher intrus See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$309,571, 21 January 1991

Gross USA:

$14,851,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,851,083
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut produced theatrical feature film screenplay of screenwriter Malia Scotch Marmo. See more »

Goofs

While Joe is playing the guitar for his daughter's wedding, his hand isn't even touching the strings. See more »

Quotes

Jan Bella: For chrissakes - he puts money in women's breasts!
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Referenced in Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated 21 January 1991 (1991) See more »

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Glory of Love
Written by Billy Hill
Performed by Danny Aiello
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An Interesting Coming of Age Story
28 March 2005 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Richard Dreyfuss and Holly Hunter star in an offbeat comedy where the characters are the punchlines. Holly Hunter gives another excellent performance with a dead on Boston accent. This is her character's story more than anyone else. Although Danny Aiello and Gena Rowlands add to the movie, it is Hunter's story. Laura San Giacomo is a surprise as well. She is hardly in the movie, but she is as strong as Gena Rowlands...which I may add is a giant task. If you love Dreyfuss, you will love his over the top performance as an old man who wears his heart on his sleeve. Aiello is just as good if not better. Both characters are seen as father figures. By the end of the movie, the two are more like brothers. A touching story that keeps the character development moving until the end of the movie. Not many comedies are like this one.


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