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I'll Do Anything (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 4 February 1994 (USA)
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An aspiring actor has his life turned upside down when his ex-wife dumps off their bossy, wild daughter into his custody.

Director:

James L. Brooks

Writer:

James L. Brooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Nolte ... Matt Hobbs
Whittni Wright ... Jeannie Hobbs
Albert Brooks ... Burke Adler
Julie Kavner ... Nan Mulhanney
Joely Richardson ... Cathy Breslow
Tracey Ullman ... Beth Hobbs
Jeb Brown ... Male D Person
Joely Fisher ... Female D Person
Vicki Lewis ... Millie
Anne Heche ... Claire
Ian McKellen ... John Earl McAlpine
Joel Thurm Joel Thurm ... Martin
Angela Alvarado ... Lucy
Dominik Lukas-Espeleta Dominik Lukas-Espeleta ... Ricky
Justina Hardesty Justina Hardesty ... Essa
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Storyline

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family versus career in a particularly difficult way. Written by Reid Gagle

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual language and situations | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dispuesto a todo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,702,625, 6 February 1994

Gross USA:

$10,424,645

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,424,645
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James L. Brooks asked Joely Richardson to stay in character throughout the shoot, and to always maintain her American accent. See more »

Quotes

Nan Mulhanney: I couldn't help overhearing because I was intentionally eavesdropping.
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Alternate Versions

A few shots were cut from the original R-rated version to receive a PG-13 rating. See more »

Connections

References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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YOU ARE THE BEST
Written by Carole King
Produced by Carole King and Rudy Guess
Performed by Whittni Wright
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Enjoyable in a surprising way
12 March 2000 | by basitSee all my reviews

Just caught this flick on Cable by accident. lazy Sunday afternoon, and Contact was playing on TNT for the 50th 'premiere' time, so I figured, what the heck.

And actually, it's kinda interesting I thought. Nick Nolte and kids are always terminally cute for some reason (ref. Three Fugitives with Martin Short). He's like like a big St. Bernard dog.

Anyway, the story is OK, losta phony LA movie folks earnestly searching for themselves, blah, blah, blah. Somewhere in there, there is some genuine humor and heartfelt sentiment. Actually not all that mushy. Tracey Ullman is horrible as always, but apart from that an OK Sunday afternoon flick.


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