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Year of the Comet (1992)

An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »

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Philippe
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Ian
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Richard Harwood (as Timothy Bentinck)
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Scottish Farmer
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T.T. Kelleher
Nicholas Ward Jackson ...
Snobbish Wine Taster
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An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international chase. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> [edited]

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She's mad about wine, he's mad about women - together they've got a lot of bottle. (British video cover) See more »


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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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24 April 1992 (USA)  »

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A Very Good Year  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,350,939, 26 April 1992, Wide Release

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$2,791,515
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2.35 : 1
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This was Louis Jourdan's final film before his death on February 14, 2015 at the age of 93. See more »

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When Margaret Harwood goes to the MacPherson Castle and encounters Philippe in the shots showing Margaret's face, you can see a hair stuck up on her head. When Philippe's face is shown you can see Margaret's hair is back in place. See more »

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Margaret Harwood: What?
Oliver Plexico: You heard me...
Margaret Harwood: Well, a woman wants to hear it as loudly... and as frequently... as possible!
Oliver Plexico: [lowers his voice] I love you. Okay? I'm hopelessly and completely in love with you.
[raises his voice]
Oliver Plexico: And that's all you're gonna get for now!
Margaret Harwood: [lowers the make-shift rope to Oliver] Grab hold, I'll pull!
Oliver Plexico: Are you sure you're strong enough?
Margaret Harwood: I've waited for you all of my life, Oliver Plexico! I'm not about to lose you now!
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References Fantasy Island (1977) See more »

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EINEKLEINE NACHTMUSIK
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Charlotte Georg (as Lee Ashley)
Published by Software Music BMI
Courtesy of Capitol Production Music/Ole Georg
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very underrated film
4 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

The Year of the Comet is in a genre that is the perfect date movie. It is a romantic comedy that is in the guise of an action thriller.

This was William Goldman's first original script since Butch Cassidy. The film even features two actors from the Bond films: Art Malik and Louis Jourdan.

Go rent this movie if you want a surprising, unexpected treat.


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