Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Once Around Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom made his American movie debut with this romantic comedy, starring Holly Hunter as Renata Bella, an aimless Bostonian thirtysomething who attends a seminar for aspiring condo salespersons. Here she meets hotshot salesman Sam Sharpe ([[Performer~P88268~Richard Dreyfuss~richarddreyfuss]]), who immediately falls in love with her. After the marriage, Sam's well-meaning but obnoxious insistence on insinuating himself into every aspect of Renata's life rubs the rest of her family the wrong way. Though the script occasionally veers into both cliché and sentimentality, Once Around ends up a thoroughly charming experience, thanks to Hallstrom's knowing direction and the marvelous chemistry between Hunter and Dreyfuss. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 18, 1991

Cast

Richard Dreyfuss
as Sam Sharpe
Holly Hunter
as Renata Bella
Danny Aiello
as Joe Bella
Laura San Giacomo
as Jan Bella
Gena Rowlands
as Marilyn Bella
Roxanne Hart
as Gail Bella
Danton Stone
as Tony Bella
Tim Guinee
as Peter Hedges
Greg Germann
as Jim Redstone
Griffin Dunne
as Rob
John Bennes
as Minister
Jim Kirk
Robyn Finn
Lou Criscuolo
as Uncle
Fran Kumin
Sheilach Weymouth
Meg Simon
Sal Ruffino
as Wedding Guest
Garry Goodrow
Craig Sechler
Myra Taylor
as 1st Trainer
Heather Reed
as Young Renata Bella
Joan Gay
as Aunt
Caroline Parton
as Honey Beach
Kate Skinner
Michael Steve Jones
as 2nd Trainer
Dorothy Stevenson-Bigby
as Justice of the Peace
Dominic Marcus
Archie Fallon
as Little Boy
David Kramer
Susan Felcher
William Wolkovich
as Lithuanian Priest
Cullen Oliver Johnson
as Sonny

Crew

Lasse Hallström
Director
Richard Dreyfuss
Producer
G. Mac Brown
Producer
Amy Robinson
Producer
Judith James
Producer
Griffin Dunne
Producer
Malia Scotch Marmo
Screenwriter
Lasse Hallström
Screenwriter
Theo Van de Sande
Cinematographer
Danny Michael
Musical Direction/Supervision
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Andrew Mondshein
Editor
David Gropman
Production Designer
Michael Foxworthy
Art Director
Gretchen Rau
Art Director
Advertisement