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White Palace (1990)

Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), ... See full summary »

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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon), a 43-year-old waitress with a fixation on Marilyn Monroe. The couple gradually fall in love, though age and social differences mean that the path of true love is strewn with problems. Written by Matt <matt@measham.force9.net>

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The story of a younger man, and a bolder woman.

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

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$17,487,531 (USA)
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Debut cinema movie produced screenplay of writer Ted Tally who would very soon go on to write the script for The Silence of the Lambs (1991) released in the following year and then after Tally would in 1992 for that win an Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Oscar. See more »

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In the final scene where Max and Nora are talking at the restaurant, their hairstyles change mid-conversation. See more »

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Max: If I choose to be celibate, it's none of your business.
Neil: This isn't celibacy we're talking about, it's fucking necrophilia!
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Love Or Money
Performed by Slater Sealove Band
Courtesy of Reata
Written by James Slater & Carl Sealove
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A unique relationship is put to the test
5 August 1999 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Wonderful romance and character study between two people who live on the opposite sides of the tracks.Two strong but stereotypical people pair up and evolve into very un-stereotypical unit and try to function in a hostile enviroment. The acting in the movie is so good it surpasses the diologue. The loss and love Spader communicates with just his eyes is a sight to behold and Sarandon projects a dichotomy of neediness and strength.

This movie contains one of the best endings in movie history, right up there with Green Card. A truly uplifting movie that conveys joy, hope, and victory. What more can a woman ask for? And James Spader is a hunk!!


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