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Samantha (1991)

PG | | Comedy | 20 November 1992 (USA)
Samantha is a normal woman leading a normal life... until she finds out her parents aren't really her parents. She and her friends go on a search for her biological mom & dad.

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Stephen La Rocque
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Plimpton ... Samantha
Dermot Mulroney ... Henry
Hector Elizondo ... Walter
Mary Kay Place ... Marilyn
Ione Skye ... Elaine
Marvin Silbersher Marvin Silbersher ... Milos
I.M. Hobson I.M. Hobson ... Father O'Rourke
Maryedith Burrell ... Charlotte Otto / Mrs. Samantha
Robert Picardo ... Neil Otto / Mr. Samantha
Shay Astar ... Young Samantha
Cameron Williams Cameron Williams ... Young Henry
Dody Goodman ... Mrs. Higgins
Randy Pelish Randy Pelish ... Ed Perlmutter
Sandra Kinder ... Phyllis Perlmutter
Jack Blessing ... Herman Hathaway
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Storyline

Samantha is a normal woman leading a normal life... until she finds out her parents aren't really her parents. She and her friends go on a search for her biological mom & dad.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los líos de Samantha See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,076, 22 November 1992

Gross USA:

$1,076
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Planet Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Among the many names Samantha takes on or has been given in the film: Samantha Stigg, Helen Otto, Esmerelda Guadelupe Gonzales, Abigail Harrington III, Mishiko Oshikawa and Helplessly Hoping. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: (flipping through phone book to pick a new name) What about Abagail Harrington?
Henry: Abagail Harrington... born to the Hamptons Harringtons... heir to a small fortune, but she always felt stifled by her upbringing until eventually she took her father's deringer and put it to her forehead, but at the last minute accidentally turned and shot the maid. The family couldn't afford the scandal so obviously they had to get rid of her!
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Soundtracks

Concerto For Flute and Harp - 2nd Movement
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Joel McNeely
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A story about a talented violinist in search of herself through her birth parents.
24 September 2003 | by starchip83See all my reviews

Samantha is a film about an exceptionally talented violinist (Martha Plimpton) who, on her 21st birthday, discovers that her parents did not give birth to her but rather found her on their doorsteps. Feeling that she has lost her true identity because she has been living a lie she goes in search of her birth parents driving everyone crazy including her best friend Henry (Dermot Mulroney) who she is not so secretly in love with and alienating her violin instructor not to mention the parents she has known her whole life. I thought this was a fun movie even though Samantha was a maniac. I'm still in awe that Dermot Mulroney plays the cello in real life!


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