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The Whole Shebang (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 February 2003 (USA)
On a mission to save his family's fireworks business, a man becomes distracted after he falls in love.

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George Zaloom

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Jeff Rothberg (story), George Zaloom (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Tucci ... Giovanni Bazinni
Bridget Fonda ... Val Bazinni
Giancarlo Giannini ... Pop Bazinni
Talia Shire ... Contessa Bazinni
Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Lady Zito
Anthony DeSando ... Joey Zito (as Anthony De Sando)
Alexander Milani Alexander Milani ... Bobby Bazinni
Federico Fuoco Federico Fuoco ... Anthony Bazinni
John Cassini ... Father Jerry
Jason Schombing ... Ronaldo Bazinni
Frank Ferrucci ... Arturo
Jo Champa ... Maria
Giacomo Baessato ... Bully
Franco Pederzini Franco Pederzini ... Waiter
Kasper Michaels Kasper Michaels ... Mailman
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On a mission to save his family's fireworks business, a man becomes distracted after he falls in love.

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Love always starts with a spark.

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

11 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotika pyrotehnimata See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stanley Tucci and Bridget Fonda have also co starred in "It could happen to you" in 1993 as ex lovers. While in this movie, they are lovers. See more »

Goofs

When Val goes on a date with Joey she is wearing a black V-neck dress with wide shoulder straps. Her hair, though parted in the middle, is flat and hangs down onto her shoulders. In the restaurant she is wearing a colorful scoop-neck dress with spaghetti straps. Her hair is still parted in the middle, but it is puffy and bouffant with lots of body, standing away from her head. See more »

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Written by Julius Robinson & Michael Sherwood
Performed by Patrick Tuzzolino
Courtesy of Skywriter Productions, Inc.
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A Predictable But Fun Romance Comedy With A Foreign Flair
23 January 2019 | by tabunoSee all my reviews

30 January 2006. The decent, if not great or awesome, romantic comedy has a solid Italian flavor with Stanley Tucci with a so-so Italian accent and Bridget Fonda as the recently spurred and widowed wife that come together in this fireworks movie that contains an interesting (though not compelling) look at the explosive product storyline. Except for a confusing and disjointed wet piece of the letter that Bridget Fonda discovers though it is predictably tied up by the end, this is an average comedy movie that is light-weight but entertaining, worth a DVD rental price over the weekend with that special one. Six out of Ten Stars.


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