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[[Performer~P88685~Blake Edwards~blakeedwards]], mining the same territory as in his [[Feature~V135732~10~das10jar]], [[Feature~V32504~Micki and Maude~micki+maude]], [[Feature~V31115~The Man Who Loved Women~themanwholovedwomen]], and [[Feature~V160636~That's Life~thatslife]], (not to mention [[Feature~V136713~Blind Date~blinddate]]), once again deals with male mid-life menopausal angst. Zach ([[Performer~P60400~John Ritter~johnritter]]) is a novelist suffering from writer's block, spiraling downward in a sea of women and booze. To illustrate the depths to which Zach's life has sunk, the film begins when his mistress catches him in bed with another woman. Then his wife walks in. As a result, his wife leaves him. Things keep getting worse --his agent is dying, his house burns down, and he gets picked up for drunk driving. But in spite of his despair, he can't help chasing women, engaging in a series of bedroom misadventures with a collection of women --including a female body builder; a woman who likes to set pianos on fire; and the girlfriend of a rock star who suggests that he wear one of her boyfriend's glow-in-the-dark condoms. Helping Zach regain control of his life is Barney the lawyer ([[Performer~P25883~Vincent Gardenia~vincentgardenia]]) and Dr. Westford ([[Performer~P97345~Michael Kidd~michaelkidd]]), a helpful psychiatrist. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:March 3, 1989


John Ritter
as Zach Hutton
Vincent Gardenia
as Barney
Alyson Reed
as Alex Hutton
Joel Brooks
as Jake
Julianne Phillips
as Molly
Raye Hollitt
as Lonnie
Michael Kidd
as Dr. Westford
Chelsea Field
as Amy
Heidi Paine
as Tina
Scott Kraft
as Lucas
Don Gordon
as Curt
Dee Dee Rescher
as Bernice
Mark Goldstein
as TV Director
Bryan Genesse
as Rick
Harlan Arnold
as Divorce Judge
Robert Dowdell
as Traffic Judge
Ben Hartigan
as Blind Man
Sheryl Lee Ralph
as Receptionist
William Hubbard Knight
as Adam White
Denise Crosby
as Angie
Judy Toll
as Dixie
Steven Majewicz
as Romeo
Bo Foxworth
as Greg
Karen Haber
as Leah
Deryl Carroll
as Funeral Minister
Toni Attell
as Waitress
Bob Hopkins
as Jonas
John McCann
as Howard Simon
Don Maxwell
as Fire Chief
Peter Donat
as Sparky
Ed de Fusco
as Policeman
Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
as Danny the Butler
Robert Arthur
as Wedding Minister
Richard Domeier
as Policeman
Robert Burleigh
as Martin Dunn
Nina Foch
as Alex's Mother
Charles David Richards
as Party Guest
Brenda Swanson
as Emily


Blake Edwards
Joe Roth
Tony Adams
James G. Robinson
Phillip Ing
Blake Edwards
Isidore Mankofsky
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
Ivan Neville
Composer (Music Score)
Tom Bocci
Musical Direction/Supervision
Rodger Maus
Production Designer
Trish Caroselli
Associate Producer
James G. Robinson
Executive Producer
Joe Roth
Executive Producer
Bob Beall
Set Designer
Nolan Miller
Costume Designer
Charlie Bailey
Special Effects
Jim Morris
Special Effects
Dan Cangemi
Special Effects
Joe Dunne
Brad Wilder