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Forget Paris (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1995 (USA)
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Mickey, an NBA referee, meets Ellen, an American airline official, in Paris. It develops into a relationship of ups and downs.

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Billy Crystal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Mickey
Debra Winger ... Ellen
Joe Mantegna ... Andy
Cynthia Stevenson ... Liz
Richard Masur ... Craig
Julie Kavner ... Lucy
William Hickey ... Arthur
Robert Costanzo ... Waiter
John Spencer ... Jack
Tom Wright ... Tommy
Cathy Moriarty ... Lois
Johnny Williams ... Lou
Marv Albert ... Marv Albert
Bill Walton ... Bill Walton
Charles Barkley ... Charles Barkley
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Storyline

Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews, an American living in Paris, works for the airline Mickey flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult patches. The story is told in flashback by their friends at a restaurant waiting for them to arrive. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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A comedy about love... after marriage.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olvídate de París See more »

Filming Locations:

Arronville, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,812,656, 21 May 1995

Gross USA:

$33,177,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,177,694
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film includes on-the-court scenes with real-life basketball stars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shawn Kemp, and David Robinson. Star and co-creator Billy Crystal grew up with Abdul-Jabbar, played basketball as a youth, and is a longtime fan of the Los Angeles Clippers plus a regular attendee of their games. See more »

Goofs

This is actually a correction to the last geographical goof. They are all in a restaurant in NYC. They are at Helen's. They even say it several times, and they also make reference to the fact that it was a Nicks game. So they are supposed to be in NYC not LA. They have all flown in to NYC for the wedding. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Gordon: Grab your new best friends, Ben and Jerry, and let's turn your ass into a helipad.
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Crazy Credits

The mannequin "SafetyMan" is credited as being played by "Himself" See more »


Soundtracks

Blues In The Night
Written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
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Certainly not just a one time watch...
7 November 2005 | by PookyiscuteSee all my reviews

There are those comedies that are a good watch once, and that's it. However, there are those few romantic comedies that capture your attention and the humor is able to stay with you for a long time. This is one of those films. Narrated by several of the characters in the film, it has a special quality one can never forget.

From beginning to end, the narrators tell the love story of how the two leads meet, fall in love, and have troubles. Around four or five years is covered in the whole two hour piece. It's comedically written, but then, Crystal is the genius behind that, and it was well executed acting and directing wise.

Anyone who enjoys beautiful cinematography and great lines in a film, you'll enjoy Billy Crystal's "Forget Paris".


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