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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | | Drama, Romance | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

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Luis Mandoki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Michael Green
Meg Ryan ... Alice Green
Ellen Burstyn ... Emily
Tina Majorino ... Jess Green
Mae Whitman ... Casey Green
Lauren Tom ... Amy
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Gary
Eugene Roche ... Walter
Gail Strickland ... Pam
Steven Brill ... Madras Tie Guy
Susanna Thompson ... Janet
Erinn Canavan Erinn Canavan ... Shannon
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ... Malcolm
James Jude Courtney ... Earl
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Through the good times. Through the bad times. When a Man Loves a Woman it's for all times. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Significant Other See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$50,021,959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,021,959
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Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Meg Ryan first hits the booze in the opening scenes, she does so in San Francisco's famous Buena Vista Café in Fisherman's Wharf. It was here that America's first Irish Coffee was first created in 1952. See more »

Goofs

When Michael approaches Amy and her family in the Asian restaurant, the caption says they are speaking Chinese. They are actually speaking Vietnamese. See more »

Quotes

Alice Green: Fuck that! Fuck making it better. It's not getting better! I don't know how to make it better and I swear to God you don't either!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see people socializing at an A.A. meeting. See more »

Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Stewart's Coat
Written and Performed by Rickie Lee Jones
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Loved It
4 October 1999 | by JailynnSee all my reviews

I saw this movie the first week when it came out and absolutely fell in love with it. My parents were alcoholics and seeing what the little girls had to go through is what made me cry so hard. I could see many reflections of my sister and I in Meg Ryan's daughters. Both her and Andy Garcia's performances were outstanding. I would recommend this movie if you have personally dealt with alcholism, or if you have been the victim of someone's abuse, because it helped me come to terms with some issues that I had been struggling with.


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