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Blake Edwards, mining the same territory as in his 10, Micki and Maude, The Man Who Loved Women, and That's Life, (not to mention Blind Date), once again deals with male mid-life menopausal angst. Zach (John Ritter) 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 (Vincent Gardenia) and Dr. Westford (Michael Kidd), 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
Denise Crosby
as Angie
Deryl Carroll
as Funeral Minister
Don Maxwell
as Fire Chief
Nina Foch
as Alex's Mother
Robert Arthur
as Wedding Minister
Brenda Swanson
as Emily
Bryan Genesse
as Rick
Judy Toll
as Dixie
Harlan Arnold
as Divorce Judge
Heidi Paine
as Tina
Peter Donat
as Sparky
Richard Domeier
as Policeman
Robert Burleigh
as Martin Dunn
Robert Dowdell
as Traffic Judge
Scott Kraft
as Lucas
Ben Hartigan
as Blind Man
Steven Majewicz
as Romeo
Toni Attell
as Waitress
Don Gordon
as Curt
Sheryl Lee Ralph
as Receptionist
Bo Foxworth
as Greg
Bob Hopkins
as Jonas
Ed de Fusco
as Policeman
Arsenio "Sonny" Trinidad
as Danny the Butler
Charles David Richards
as Party Guest
Mark Goldstein
as TV Director
Dee Dee Rescher
as Bernice
William Hubbard Knight
as Adam White
Karen Haber
as Leah
John McCann
as Howard Simon


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