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It All Came True (1998)

Curtain Call (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 30 April 1999 (Italy)
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A man buys a house on Manhattan, uninhabited for decades - except the ghosts of the previous owner and his wife. They meddle in his love life.

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Peter Yates

Writers:

Andrew S. Karsch (story) (as Andrew Karsch), Todd Alcott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Stevenson Lowe
Polly Walker ... Julia
Michael Caine ... Max Gale
Maggie Smith ... Lily Marlowe
Buck Henry ... Charles Van Allsburg
Sam Shepard ... Will Dodge
Frank Whaley ... Brett Conway
Marcia Gay Harden ... Michelle Tippet
Frances Sternhagen ... Amy
Peter Maloney ... Maurice
Nicky Silver Nicky Silver ... Lee
Phyllis Somerville ... Gladys
Julianne Nicholson ... Sandra Hewson
Susan Berman Susan Berman ... Miriam
Todd Alcott ... Larry
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Storyline

A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment. Written by Amanda Lowe <daro@meditnet.com>

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A spirited romance.

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

It All Came True See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Longfellow Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Micheal Caine appeared in Neil Simon's California Suite (1978). See more »

Quotes

Max Gale: When did we forget?
Lily Marlowe: We didn't. We just looked the other way.
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Crazy Credits

During final credits, there is a cameo of celebrated american novelist Paul Auster. See more »

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References The Sheik (1921) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
Written by Robert Burns
Produced & Arranged by Sidney Ganes
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An entertaining and likable romantic comedy
11 July 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

This movie was on TV the other afternoon and I decided to give it a go. I'm not usually a fan of these type of movies but I sat down to watch this willing to ignore its flaws and just be entertained.

I was entertained. Sure, it's not laugh-out-loud funny. It's utterly predictable. It's gimmicky. That's the type of movie it is. You have to meet it on its own terms and if you do that, you're likely to have a fun time.

James Spader stars as a selfish bachelor who buys a new luxurious house to anger his long-time girlfriend because he is afraid of commitment. When he moves in he begins to be haunted by the ghosts of two former classical actors (Michael Caine and Maggie Smith), who instill morals and so on and so forth, giving him friendly advice.

Yeah, I know, it's a pretty lame plot, but it works - mainly thanks to Caine and Smith, whose chemistry together really sparks. I'd recommend this to anyone who's just looking for some decent entertainment, not a masterpiece of the genre or anything - just a film to help pass the time, which this does; it's not insulting and it doesn't try to be anything it isn't.


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