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W.D. Richter directed this comedy-drama in the spirit of W.D. Richter and W.D. Richter. The film opens in Santa Fe in 1962, where Willie (Brian Wimmer) and Joy Husband (Marcia Gay Harden) are a cute couple living in familial bliss with their five-year-old daughter. When evil land-developer Bob Freeman (Peter Gallagher) tries to turn their bliss into blight, a gun goes off and Willie flees to Los Angeles with his dim-witted brother-in-law Frank (Peter Berg), convinced he has committed murder. They run into crazed scientist Dr. Chilblains (Bo Brundin), who cryogenically freezes the fugitives. Twenty-nine years later they are defrosted, and Willie, who has only aged a day, goes back to Santa Fe with Frank to seek out his wife and daughter, discovering they have aged and gone on with their lives without him. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:September 20, 1991


Brian Wimmer
as Willie Husband
Peter Berg
as Frank Lovegren
Marcia Gay Harden
as Joy Husband
Colleen Flynn
as Jessica Husband
Kyle Secor
as Leland Shakes
Michael Beach
as Dr. David Arrington
Peter Gallagher
as Bob Freeman
Ross Malinger
as Little Donald Freeman
Steven Schwartz-Hartley
as Dwane Gardener
John Prosky
as Officer Tom Bostich
Bo Brundin
as Dr. Dan Chilblains
Donald Hotton
as Dr. Chris Underwood
Tom Noga
as Crazy Man in Hospital
Collett Lawson
as Woman-Kissing Couple
Janeane Garofalo
as Counter Girl
Ron Byron
as Man-Kissing Couple
Richard Steinmetz
as Donald Freeman
Cassandra Rachel Friel
as Little Jessica Husband
Aimee Aro
as Amy
Emily Kuroda
as Nurse Ruth
Deborah Swanson
as Antique Shopper
David Shinney
as Antique Shopper
Drew Snyder
as Albert
Billy Vera
as Male Radio D.J.
Susan Bugg
as Lady with Fone in Dress
Patricia Finn-Lee
as Susan
Maria Rubell
as Nurse Lilly
Tim Kelleher
as Man at Catering Truck
Jeremy Roberts
as Truckdriver


W.D. Richter
W.D. Richter
Dan Lupovitz
Mark Andrus
Peter Sova
David Mansfield
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Leighton
Richard Chew
Gary Daigler
Production Designer
Lilly Kilvert
Production Designer
John Warnke
Art Director
Gary Daigler
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Costume Designer
Jeff Smolek