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Chance of a Lifetime (1998)

Irreverent freelance investigative reporter Tom Maguire hits rock bottom when bigot editor in chief Ivan refuses to print his pieces anymore and his bad back most be operated, but his ... See full summary »

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Deborah Reinisch

Writers:

Mark Stein (story), Mark Stein (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Ivar ... Ivan
John Ritter ... Tom Maguire
Katey Sagal ... Irene Dunbar
Kim Delgado ... Lou
David Naughton ... Art Haber
Charles Rahi Chun ... Doctor (as Charles Chun)
Jean Stapleton ... Mrs. Dunbar
Julianne Christie ... Melissa
Lynne Thigpen ... Ms. Wood
Julie Lauren ... Hannah
Marie Marshall ... Patty
Doug Carfrae Doug Carfrae ... Maitre D'
Denise Crosby ... Katie
Michelle Horn ... Megan
Elise Neal ... Amy
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Storyline

Irreverent freelance investigative reporter Tom Maguire hits rock bottom when bigot editor in chief Ivan refuses to print his pieces anymore and his bad back most be operated, but his health insurance just expired. Sympathetic editor Irene Dunbar, feeling guilty she didn't save his job, volunteers for a fake marriage so he can use her insurance. The 'happy couple' in now constantly beleaguered by her mother and an insurance inspector, while each has his own affairs, but the co-habitation also seems to generate meaningful affection. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor de conveniencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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John Ritter & Katey Sagal Were Terrific together!
4 April 2004 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Have enjoyed seeing this film many times in the past, however, I have a deeper appreciation for the great acting skills of John Ritter. It is sad to see him in this picture along with Katey Sagal, who was the last actress to work with him in "8 Simple Rules",TV Series,'02. John Ritter( Tom Maguire), and Katey Sagal (Irene Duncan), had me laughing through out the entire picture. I enjoyed seeing Irene Duncan pushing Tom around in a hand DOLLY to protect his back problems. The scenes taken in the City of Chicago were outstanding. This film will always keep John Ritter's image a live for all future generations to see what a great talent he had to offer the world!


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