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Year of the Comet (1992)

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What seemed to be a simple little trip becomes an international chase, when an extremely rare bottle of wine's discovered (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811). ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Yates

Writer:

William Goldman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penelope Ann Miller ... Margaret Harwood
Tim Daly ... Oliver Plexico
Louis Jourdan ... Philippe
Art Malik ... Nico
Ian Richardson ... Sir Mason Harwood
Ian McNeice ... Ian
Tim Bentinck ... Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
Julia McCarthy Julia McCarthy ... Landlady
Jacques Mathou ... Doctor Roget
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Luis
Chapman Roberts Chapman Roberts ... John
Nick Brimble ... Jamie
Andrew Robertson ... Scottish Farmer
Shane Rimmer ... T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson Nicholas Ward Jackson ... Snobbish Wine Taster
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Storyline

What seemed to be a simple little trip becomes an international chase, when an extremely rare bottle of wine's discovered (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811). Margaret Harwood's sent to retrieve it so it can be auctioned. Oliver Plexico is her travel guide/bodyguard, because there's other people who desperately want this bottle, and they'll stop at nothing to get it. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> [edited]

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Taglines:

She's mad about wine, he's mad about women - together they've got a lot of bottle. (British video cover) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Good Year See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,350,939, 26 April 1992

Gross USA:

$2,791,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,791,515
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

William Goldman's first original screenplay since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). See more »

Goofs

When Margaret Harwood goes to the MacPherson Castle and encounters Philippe in the shots showing Margaret's face, you can see a hair stuck up on her head. When Philippe's face is shown you can see Margaret's hair is back in place. See more »

Quotes

[Sir Mason rejects Margaret's offer to send her out on a business trip. Margaret and Richard start bickering]
Margaret Harwood: [to Richard] You are a person of very little quality.
Sir Mason Harwood: Oh, why do you both bicker so much?
Margaret Harwood: Because we're both jealous. Richard is jealous of everyone who is better than him, which includes every living creature. I'm jealous because I really care about wine. I love it! Yet I'm treated like a servant while he gets every opportunity that comes along!
Sir Mason Harwood: You're not ready to be sent out yet, ...
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pool Guy (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

(I JUST NEED A PICK AXE TO BREAK YOUR) HEART OF STONE
Lyrics by Susan Marder
Music by Susan Marder and Hummie Mann
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Good romanitc fun
8 January 2004 | by tne_mitchellSee all my reviews

I don't know why so many people think this is a bad film. I guess I'm no critic but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful locations. Attractive stars. And the "underdog" doesn't stay under for long. I'ts not rocket science, but who wants to watch rocket science at the end of a tough day. It's fun, romantic and something you can watch even if the kids are around. I'd give it the full 10 stars!


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