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It Could Happen to You
It Could Happen to You
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce, Isaac Hayes
Director: Andrew Bergman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
PG     1998     1hr 41min


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Actors: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce, Isaac Hayes
Director: Andrew Bergman
Creators: Caleb Deschanel, Barry Malkin, Craig Baumgarten, Gary Adelson, Joseph Hartwick, Mike Lobell, Jane Anderson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Nicolas Cage, Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/25/1998
Original Release Date: 07/29/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 07/29/1994
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Meghan B. from NEW YORK, NY
Reviewed on 8/25/2009...
I love this movie-so romantic.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Kimberly B. (TheBookHunter) from SALEM, OH
Reviewed on 5/7/2009...
I loved this movie!!! Nice to have a true story come to life such as this one. Wish it could happen to me cause i sure could use the money right now!
3 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
Christine S. (Snowball7470) from CORP CHRISTI, TX
Reviewed on 2/17/2008...
This is a fun and romantic story of a policeman who doesn't have tip money and he promises the waitress he will split the winnings with her if his lottery ticket wins. It's really a sweet story with a lot of drama as to the policeman's wife who does not want to honor his promise. You'll enjoy it!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

True Romance
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Very sweet movie. I loved it, and I think true Romantics will love it too. Based on a true story, it follows the adventures of a cop who wins a lottery and shares his winnings with an out-of-luck waitress. Rosie Perez did an excellent job as the Cop's overbearing and greedy wife, as did Ms. Fonda and Mr. Cage.I nearly cried at the end when the citizens of NY came through for the kind-hearted Cop and the Waitress.When you find out what happens to the Cop's wife at the end of the movie, you will laugh out loud. I couldn't get through Sleepless in Seattle, and found this movie to be much better than the usual so-called Romantic movies."
I loved it, in the tradition of 'while you were sleeping'.
Marta I. Ramos | Severn, MD USA | 10/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I also was channel surfing last night and wound up watching it. A long time ago I had caught the last five minutes of it and even though I felt it was extremely predictable, I thought it was a good 'feel good' movie. This time I caught it only ten minutes into the plot, just when he and the wife are about to hear the winning numbers...
If you don't like predictable, 'feel good', light-hearted romance, this movie might not be for you... but I do!!
I just loved it!! I am a fan of romantic comedies with good acting and good plots that renew your faith in life and in the fact that there STILL are good honest people out there that will 'do the right thing' in spite of putting a lot on the line. I love Nicolas Cage as an actor. He can do a really dramatic role and he can turn around and do a great romantic character with feeling next time.
If you liked 'While you were sleeping' you will love this one as well. Slightly more comedy content than another great one, 'A walk in the clouds'."
Fairy tales may come true if you 're young at heart!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 12/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"May be you don' t believe it, but from time to time, there are certain poetic films that would seem to recover its majesty even in the most unexpected circumstances.

The plot is a fairy tale indeed, but in last instance, who cares about it ?. The final intentions are precisely what it counts. A winning lottery ticket will become the sparkling breach to narrate a story that surely will enchant you.

A marriage in disgrace due both of them would seem to talk by different TV channels. His marriage is far to be a dialogue, but an exchange of monologues. A honest man, a good guy, a candid man, is a cop in NYC, an ambitious wife; a disillusioned woman plenty of good feelings who suddenly will meet one each other in this little picture of low budget perhaps, but loaded of spring vision. There will be a gradual, very emotive and absolutely expected love affair between these solitaire souls, that will experience certainly new, varied, encountered and cruel emotions.

I have always been engaging with Bridget Fonda as actress. She possesses that delirious touch just reserved to a few artists. She illuminates the screen with her mesmerizing sidereal beauty ornamented with her naïve smile; she is a lovely and very talented artist who stole the show along the picture. Rosie Perez is fine as the ambitious wife and the great Seymour Cassel as the elegant Jack Gross is terrific. Nicholas Cage in one of his best performances ever; very natural and credible in that character The script has no fissures, the frame is the always changing City of the World and the fit camera of Andrew Bergman, will allow to reconcile us with the life through this unusual film, without special effects, free of violence, chase cars and sensationalist explosions. I swear it.

A beauty parable of the Good Samaritan, and the expected boomerang reaction of the community respect this very weird behavior.

The Angel 's device is imported from "The wings of desire". And the final shot of the red balloon floating over Central Park is a well deserved homage to Albert Lamouirise ` s The Red Balloon.