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Cousins (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 February 1989 (USA)
Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Jean-Charles Tacchella (based on the film "Cousin, Cousine"written by), Stephen Metcalfe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Danson ... Larry
Isabella Rossellini ... Maria
Sean Young ... Tish
William Petersen ... Tom
Lloyd Bridges ... Vince
Norma Aleandro ... Edie
Keith Coogan ... Mitch
Gina DeAngeles Gina DeAngeles ... Aunt Sofia (as Gina DeAngelis)
George Coe ... Phil
Katharine Isabelle ... Chloe Hardy (as Katie Murray)
Alex Bruhanski ... Herbie
Stephen E. Miller ... Stan
Gordon Currie ... Dean Kozinski
Saffron Henderson ... Terri Costello
Michele Goodger ... Claudia
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Storyline

Legal secretary Maria is married to car salesman Tom. Dance teacher Larry is married to the striking Tish. Larry's uncle is marrying Maria's mother. Tom and Tish meet at the wedding and waste no time taking more than a test drive in his BMW. So when Maria and Larry become acquainted later in the day they already have a common interest. But more than that, they find they like each other. A lot. Written by Jeremy Perkins

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Love at first sight. Consequences to follow. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un toque de infidelidad See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,039,805, 12 February 1989

Gross USA:

$22,026,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,026,369
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two 1989 cinema movies starring Ted Danson that were first released in that year. The movies are Dad (1989) and Cousins (1989). Both pictures had titles that were familial relative descriptor names and had family-related story-lines. See more »

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When Chloe is lying in bed asleep as her mother looks over her, Chloe's head changes position from one edit to the next, first with her head turned downward on the pillow, then with her head turned upward next. See more »

Quotes

Vince: [a the cemetery, declining to join the funeral group] At my age, you don't want to get too close to an open grave.
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Alternate Versions

UK version was edited by 2 sec. to secure a 15 rating. In 2002 these cuts were waived. See more »

Connections

References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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A Time for Us
By Nino Rota, Larry Kusik & Eddie Snyder
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This pearl of a movie has stood the test of time
28 December 2010 | by summitovSee all my reviews

Having no expectations, this movie completely got to me back in 1989. But then, seeing it again around 2000 and now in 2010, it still moves me. The atmosphere, the chemistry between the main characters, the sad eyes of Ted Danson (when he's sad, not all the time of course), the shy but still uninhibited smile Isabella Rosselini can't hold back when in love, the seriousness blended with great humor (like when Marias husband after an upsetting and sad scene with Maria, calls Larry leaving a message to stay away from his wife), the music, the side stories and supporting cast - it's just a witty and intelligent (I rarely find both in American movies) story about true love. A feel good movie that make me think of it for days after I've seen it.


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