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One Night at McCool's (2001)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 27 April 2001 (USA)
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Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

Director:

Harald Zwart

Writer:

Stan Seidel

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Randy
Mary Jo Smith ... Bingo Caller
Michael Douglas ... Mr. Burmeister
Paul Reiser ... Carl
Reba McEntire ... Dr. Green
John Goodman ... Detective Dehling
Richard Jenkins ... Father Jimmy
Sandy Martin ... Bingo Vendor Woman
Liv Tyler ... Jewel
Andrew Dice Clay ... Utah / Elmo (as Andrew Silverstein)
Ric Sarabia ... Uniformed Cop at Bar
Tim DeZarn ... Detective Ertagian
Leo Rossi ... Joey Dinardo
Rob Neukirch Rob Neukirch ... Deliveryman
Andrea Bendewald ... Karen
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Storyline

After another hard night at McCool's, bartender Randy runs into Jewel. The seductive lady seems to have evaded a rape pretty closely, and when the man comes back, she puts a bullet in his head. After all these events (and others), Randy takes Jewel home, and the two become a couple. Yet Jewel begins to develop into a very demanding girlfriend and drives Randy into committing crimes for her and her elaborate lifestyle. Randy's cousin Carl is driven crazy by Randy's incredibly sexy girl as well as the investigating officer, Detective Dehling. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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A story about finding the perfect woman... and trying desperately to give her back. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Matt Dillon and Richard Jenkins both previously appeared in There's Something About Mary, which shares a similar plot to this film. Both films involve different men all falling for the same woman. Matt Dillon plays one of the men in both films and Jenkins plays a similar role in both films as well. In "Mary" he plays a therapist to whom Ben Stiller tells his story and in this film he plays a priest to whom John Goodman tells his story. See more »

Goofs

When Det. Dehling walks into the house to talk to Jewel about her bruises, a beauty mask appears on her face for one shot and then disappears again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bingo Caller: N-43. Four-three on the N.
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Crazy Credits

Andrew Dice Clay is billed twice in the closing credits as Andrew Silverstein. He is credited this way as Utah towards the beginning of the credits and as Elmo at the very end. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the DVD R2 version the Gag reel features an alternate to the Paul Reiser death where he runs into the road but instead of the dumpster dropping on him he is hit by a garbage truck. The camera then cuts to reveal Helen Hunt as the driver (Helen Hunt played Paul Reiser's wife in the TV series Mad About You). The director's commentry on the DVD states that this scene was filmed as a backup in case the studio didn't like the dumpster death. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Falling Down (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Got 2 B Luv
(2000)
Written by Mark Arnell, Nicky Alan Cook (as Nicky Cook), Richie Wermerling
Performed by Bottlefly
Courtesy of Universal Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A great black comedy
14 February 2004 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

This is a very good black comedy, with a great view on how different people have a different perception of the same situations. The three main characters each met a girl named Jewel, played by Liv Tyler, who is a different male fantasy for each of the three men. Each of the three men go through the same situations, but when they tell of them to other people, their perception of the situation is very different from what the other two say. That is a very good concept, probably not entirely original but it works very well in the movie. The plot is very good, very bizarre and extreme, which makes it a good black comedy. The acting is equally good, not one of the actors seemed out of place or out of their league. The comedy is very black, pitch black in some scenes, and a lot of people will definitely be offended by it, but fans of black comedy will probably enjoy it. Overall, this movie is not for everyone's taste, but most people who like black comedy will probably love it, as it is definitely one of the better black comedies. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un ángel seductor See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,520,041, 29 April 2001

Gross USA:

$6,290,673

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,578,186
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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