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It All Came True (1998)

Curtain Call (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 30 April 1999 (Italy)
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A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach... See full summary »

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Peter Yates

Writers:

Andrew S. Karsch (story) (as Andrew Karsch), Todd Alcott
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Stevenson Lowe
Polly Walker ... Julia
Michael Caine ... Max Gale
Maggie Smith ... Lily Marlowe
Buck Henry ... Charles Van Allsburg
Sam Shepard ... Will Dodge
Frank Whaley ... Brett Conway
Marcia Gay Harden ... Michelle Tippet
Frances Sternhagen ... Amy
Peter Maloney ... Maurice
Nicky Silver Nicky Silver ... Lee
Phyllis Somerville ... Gladys
Julianne Nicholson ... Sandra Hewson
Susan Berman Susan Berman ... Miriam
Todd Alcott ... Larry
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A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach him about love and commitment. Written by Amanda Lowe <daro@meditnet.com>

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A spirited romance.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

It All Came True See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Longfellow Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Auster: During the end credits. See more »

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Lily Marlowe: Max is like a little dog. He's always sniffing around where it's not polite.
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During final credits, there is a cameo of celebrated american novelist Paul Auster. See more »

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References The Sheik (1921) See more »

Soundtracks

Mood Indigo
Written by Irving Mills, Duke Ellington & Barney Bigard
Produced & Arranged by Sidney Ganes
Courtesy of EMI Mills Music, Inc, Famous Music & The Estate of Albany Bigard
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a perfect gem by a crew of experts
13 October 2001 | by John-153See all my reviews

What a perfect gem of a film. It would be a mean and clumsy spirit that did not respond kindly to this wonderful confection. Above all, the expertise of a crew led by the director of The Dresser which includes actors of the calibre of Michael Cain, Maggie Smith, Sam Shepard , not to mention Peter Spader, Polly Walker and Buck Henry leaves the viewer with a sense of secure pleasure that is very rare in today's cinema. The only scene which didn't quite work for me was the confrontation scene with Shepard in Washington but everything else flowed like a premier cru. Add cinematography, wardrobe and music that add to the sense of professionalism (no wonder the house and the New Year's Eve party seem so desirable!) and you have ninety minutes of gentle good humour. Michael Cain says towards the end "they don't write tunes like this any more" but here, once again, they did make a film like those by George Cukor with Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. What a Philistine society we live in now that acclaims those commercial potboilers with poor old Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts and overlooks a masterpiece like this.


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