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Three to Tango (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 22 October 1999 (USA)
A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself.

Director:

Damon Santostefano

Writers:

Rodney Patrick Vaccaro (story) (as Rodney Vaccaro), Rodney Patrick Vaccaro (screenplay) (as Rodney Vaccaro) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Oscar Novak
Neve Campbell ... Amy Post
Dylan McDermott ... Charles Newman
Oliver Platt ... Peter Steinberg
Cylk Cozart Cylk Cozart ... Kevin Cartwright
John C. McGinley ... Strauss
Bob Balaban ... Decker
Deborah Rush ... Lenore
Kelly Rowan ... Olivia Newman
Rick Gomez ... Rick
Patrick Van Horn ... Zack
David Ramsey ... Bill
Kent Staines ... Gallery Owner
Ho Chow ... Cabbie
Michael Proudfoot Michael Proudfoot ... Diner Waiter
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Storyline

A rich businessman, Dylan McDermott, mistakenly believes that Matthew Perry, who is bidding on a $90 million restoration contract, is gay and asks him to keep tabs on his mistress, Neve Campbell. Perry, who is not gay, falls for Neve in a big way but she thinks he's gay. Written by Tony Zackin <tzackin@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

All's fair in the war of love.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related situations and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was scheduled to April 9, 1999 release but was moved to October 22, 1999. See more »

Goofs

When Oscar has finished giving the speech, Amy gets out of her seat. In the next shot, Amy is sitting while everyone is still clapping, then she gets up and walks out. See more »

Quotes

[Standing outside the cafe, Oscar is looking very ill]
Amy: Oh, are you okay?
Oscar Novak: Mouth... watering.
Amy: God, I knew that Tuna Melt tasted funny. I'm lucky, I can eat just about anything. Know why? Cause my mother was a horrible cook. She used to make this thing that smelled like a wet dog and old tennis shoes and...
[Oscar retches]
Amy: Oh, sorry.
Oscar Novak: Would you excuse me for a second?
Oscar Novak: [Oscar kneels over and is violently sick] Boy that felt good!
Amy: Don't worry you'll be alright in a minute.
[...]
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Connections

References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Jumpin' Jack
Written by Scotty Morris
Performed by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Courtesy of Coolsville Records, LLC
by Arrangement with Clear All Music
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The nice humor makes you forget about most flaws.
26 April 2005 | by philip_vandervekenSee all my reviews

I've always been a fan of Matthew Perry in the sitcom "Friends". I still think he was absolutely great as Chandler Bing. But so far he could never convince me as an actor on the big silver screen. Somehow it just didn't work out as well as it did in those ten years of "Friends". But this movie is different. I really liked him in this one.

"Three to Tango" is a comedy that sometimes goes a bit too far over the top, but that also offers plenty of fun and laughter which will make you forget about the few annoying moments. I liked the story about the two architects who will act as if they are a gay couple, just to get that important restoration job. When the businessman also asks Oscar to keep an eye on his mistress, believing nothing can go wrong since Oscar is "gay", things start to go really wrong, creating a lot of painful but often funny situations...

I guess the fans of the sitcom "Friends" will love this movie. I know I did and the main reason for that is because Matthew Perry is playing the role he knows best: the likable loser who doesn't do much right. Sure, the movie has it's flaws and no the story isn't world-shockingly original, but it offered me plenty of laughter and that's exactly what I'm looking for in a comedy. That's why I give this movie a 7.5/10.


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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,406,135, 24 October 1999

Gross USA:

$10,570,375

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,570,375
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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