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Fall (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 20 June 1997 (USA)
Cab driver Michael and supermodel Sarah fall in love while her gorgeous husband Phillippe is in Madrid for two months.

Director:

Eric Schaeffer

Writer:

Eric Schaeffer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Schaeffer ... Michael
Amanda De Cadenet ... Sarah
Rudolf Martin ... Phillipe
Francie Swift ... Robin
Lisa Vidal ... Sally
Roberta Maxwell ... Joan Alterman
Jose Yenque ... Scasse
Josip Kuchan ... Zsarko
Scarlett Johansson ... Little Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Barber ... Woman
Willis Burks II ... Baja
Scott Cohen ... Derick
Roi King Roi King ... Coworker at cab company
A.J. Lopez A.J. Lopez ... Bellboy
Casper Martinez ... Church Goer
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Storyline

Two people from completely different worlds meet by chance, thrown together as if by fate. Their attraction is immediately obvious and overwhelming. He is attracted to her beauty (she is a supermodel) and good humor; she is seduced by his charisma and honesty. With his gifts of poetry and tenderness, he opens her heart to the possibility of true love. But it takes a lot of courage to make a commitment. Is she truly in love with him? And even if she is, will she able to leave the cosmopolitan, superficial lifestyle to be with him? Written by <amity@lungfish.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Felicità Rubata See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,045, 22 June 1997

Gross USA:

$51,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,266
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Goofs

During the conversation at the recording studio, Sally's arm positions do not match between front and back camera angles. See more »

Quotes

Michael: I was a funny little man. Needed the fan's help just to make it out of bed every morning. But luckily I was blessed with the best fans in the league. For the rest of the day I needed God's help. But luckily I was blessed with the best God in the league, too.
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Followed by After Fall, Winter (2011) See more »

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You Could Make a Killing
Written by Aimee Mann
Performed by Aimee Mann
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Brilliant, sexy, high-minded, poetic, daring, etc., must-see
22 September 2000 | by bokononaoaSee all my reviews

I'm really, really surprised this movie's IMDB rating isn't higher, but I guess it's a love-it-or-hate-it sort of thing. Notice how the most common rating for this movie is a 10, but the second-most common is a 1? Fall is absolutely phenomenal in its passion, telling a love story so intense it's a feat to capture on film, between a supermodel and a suspiciously well-cultured cab-driver. Eric Schaeffer is truly a poet, and the poetry of his characters AND of his direction and acting make this movie just as literate and philosophical as it is sexy and risque. This movie also has a bevy of brilliant and memorable lines. As for the film's thematic foundation, watch this movie if you believe in romance, in falling in love, in rushing in headfirst and never looking back, in giving your all to one pursuit or one person or one passion... in not insisting on being so awfully safe. The movie's pretty hardcore at times. You won't find a strap-on scene in too many romantic dramadies, granted. I can see where it would offend people (or, more to the point, scare them). At the same time, I personally count it as probably my favorite romance movie, ever. After you see this movie, DO NOT log onto IMDB and vote for it; not yet. This is a movie that grows, and grows, and grows on you, weeks and months after you see it for the first time. It's sneaky that way, and the more you let that viewing experience settle into your mind, the more it has its way with you. This is one of the few movies that can surprise you AFTER you've already seen it. This is, at least, the experience of the folks *I* know who've seen it.


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