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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

R | | Drama, Romance | 13 May 1994 (USA)
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The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

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Luis Mandoki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Michael Green
Meg Ryan ... Alice Green
Ellen Burstyn ... Emily
Tina Majorino ... Jess Green
Mae Whitman ... Casey Green
Lauren Tom ... Amy
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Gary
Eugene Roche ... Walter
Gail Strickland ... Pam
Steven Brill ... Madras Tie Guy
Susanna Thompson ... Janet
Erinn Canavan Erinn Canavan ... Shannon
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Dr. Gina Mendez (as Latanya Richardson)
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ... Malcolm
James Jude Courtney ... Earl
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Storyline

The seemingly perfect relationship between a man and his wife is tested as a result of her alcoholism.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What Love Built A Secret Could Destroy... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

13 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Significant Other See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$50,021,959
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Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original title was "Significant Other". See more »

Goofs

It is a myth that vodka is not detectable on the breath. If Alice were indeed drinking a quart a day her husband, and everyone near her, would have smelled it. See more »

Quotes

Alice Green: No Michael, we're supposed to try to be real. And when you feel alone, you are not together, and that is real.
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits roll, we see people socializing at an A.A. meeting. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Dammit, Hollywood (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Good Man
Written by Robert Cray and Dennis Walker
Performed by Robert Cray
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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just perfect...one of the best movies ever
28 June 2003 | by triinukas88See all my reviews

I´ve seen When A Man Loves A Women many many times and still can´t get enough of it. I just love the movie. I think that Ryan and Garcia should have been nominated for Academy Awards, because their acting was superb. For two hours I actuaaly thought that Rayan and Garcia really ARE who they portrayed. They made the story so believable and heart-touching, it seemed so realistic - I just cried and cried and cried and prayed that they would end up together (and the fact that in the end love conquered all made me extremely happy)


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