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Actor Billy Crystal co-wrote, directed, and starred in this romantic comedy. Forty-something couple Andy (Joe Mantegna) and Liz (Cynthia Stevenson) are about to be married, and as they gather with their friends for dinner not long before the wedding, they are told the story of their mutual friends Mickey (Billy Crystal) and Ellen (Debra Winger) as a cautionary tale of where a relationship can go wrong. Mickey is a top referee with the NBA who has traveled to Paris to bury his father, who wanted to be laid to rest with his Army buddies from World War II. The body is somehow lost in transit, and Mickey has an argument with Ellen, who works for an American airline in France. However, she likes his sense of humor, he is taken with her, and after a few days together in Paris, they decide to marry. However, once they return to Mickey's home in the United States, things get complicated; she's not so sure that she cares for his bachelor apartment ("a shrine to watching ESPN"), or juggling her career against his, while both have problems with their respective families. Several major basketball stars and sports figures appear in Forget Paris as themselves, including Charles Barkley, Bill Walton, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Marv Albert. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 19, 1995

Cast

Billy Crystal
as Mickey Gordon
Debra Winger
as Ellen Andrews
Joe Mantegna
as Andy
Cynthia Stevenson
as Liz
Richard Masur
as Craig
Julie Kavner
as Lucy
William Hickey
as Arthur
Robert Costanzo
as Waiter
John Spencer
as Jack
Tom Wright
as Tommy
Cathy Moriarty
as Lois
Marvin Albert
as Himself
Charles Barkley
as Himself
Patrick Ewing
as Himself
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
as Himself
Isiah Thomas
as Himself
Spud Webb
as Himself
Rush Limbaugh
as Rush Limbaugh
Bert Copello
as Airline Employee
David St. James
as Airline Official
Tim Halligan
as Doctor
E.E. Bell
as Angry Fan
Richard Haje
as Dangerous Man
Clint Howard
as Exterminator
Allan Kolman
as French Waiter
Andre Rosey Brown
as Huge Bodyguard
Liz Sheridan
as Woman in Car
Irving Wasserman
as Man in Car
Bernard Brown
as Basketball Player
Sam Crawford
as Basketball Player
Kevin Morris
as Basketball Player
Dawan Scott
as Basketball Player
Reggie Theus
as Basketball Player
Johnny Williams
as Lou
Richard Assad
as Suitcase Man
Jo Farkas
as Angry Fan
Richard Assad
as Suitcase Man
William Hickey
as Arthur
Tim Halligan
as Doctor
Rush Limbaugh
as Rush Limbaugh
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
as Himself
David St. James
as Airline Official
Bernard Brown
as Basketball Player
Tom Wright
as Tommy
Richard Haje
as Dangerous Man
Isiah Thomas
as Himself
John Spencer
as Jack
Dawan Scott
as Basketball Player
Irving Wasserman
as Man in Car
Andre Rosey Brown
as Huge Bodyguard
Allan Kolman
as French Waiter
E.E. Bell
as Angry Fan
Bert Copello
as Airline Employee
Charles Barkley
as Himself
Sam Crawford
as Basketball Player
Johnny Williams
as Lou
Cathy Moriarty
as Lois
Kevin Morris
as Basketball Player
Liz Sheridan
as Woman in Car
Spud Webb
as Himself
Clint Howard
as Exterminator
Patrick Ewing
as Himself
Marvin Albert
as Himself
Robert Costanzo
as Waiter
Reggie Theus
as Basketball Player

Crew

Billy Crystal
Director
Billy Crystal
Producer
Billy Crystal
Screenwriter
Babaloo Mandel
Screenwriter
Lowell Ganz
Screenwriter
Don Burgess
Cinematographer
Marc Shaiman
Composer (Music Score)
Marc Shaiman
Songwriter
Kent Beyda
Editor
Terence Marsh
Production Designer
William Cruse
Art Director
Kelly Van Horn
Co-producer
Peter Schindler
Executive Producer
Michael Seirton
Set Designer
Roy Barnes
Set Designer
Judy Ruskin
Costume Designer
Jeff Wexler
Sound/Sound Designer
David Hallinan
First Assistant Director
Debbie Allen
Choreography
Pam Dixon
Casting
Peter Montagna
Makeup
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