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Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door (2006)

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Movie 4 February 2006
Mark Lucas and Theresa Connolly fall in love but their overbearing mothers ruin their wedding plans and possibly their future together.

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writer:

Sally Nemeth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Crystal Allen ... Theresa Connolly
Ken Marino ... Mark Lucas
Patty Duke ... Bridget Connolly
Patrick Duffy ... James Connolly
Shelley Long ... Betsy Lucas
Bruce Boxleitner ... Frank Lucas
Greg Cromer ... Roger Reyes
Brigid Brannagh ... Angela
Jim O'Heir ... Reverend Mayfield
Julie Araskog ... Club Rep
Patty Weaver Patty Weaver ... Bridal Dress Sales
Phoebe Holston ... Head Chef
Ethan Erickson ... Shawn
Barnaby Hitzig Barnaby Hitzig ... Delivery Man
Alyce Heath ... Tow Truck Driver
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The Connollys and the Lucases have long lived next door to each other on Catalina Island. Bridget Connolly and Betsy Lucas have hated each other for as long in both being A-type personalities, while their respective husbands, James Connolly and Frank Lucas, have been golf buddies behind their wives' backs and have done nothing to help resolve their wives' dispute in fearing that if that anger is lost, it will just get redirected to them. Things get more complicated when their respective early thirty-something offspring, schoolteacher Theresa Connolly who has just moved back to Los Angeles after a break-up with her boyfriend of five years in Seattle, and Los Angeles based pilot Mark Lucas, reconnect. While they were not friends when they were growing up next door to each other partly because of their mothers' feud and partly because of the few year age gap between them, they are immediately attracted to each other this second time around. That attraction moves into dating - they each ... Written by Huggo

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Trivia

Easter Egg alert: When Patty Duke comments she can't find a caterer anywhere Patrick Duffy comments, "What about the guy that did Neely O'Hara's wedding." Neely O'Hara is the name of the character Patty Duke played in "The Valley of the Dolls" See more »

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When Mark Lucas and Theresa Connolly drive to the spot where the house is to be built, you can see the reflection of some crew and the sound man with the boom mic in the vehicle's front bumper. See more »

Connections

Features Nosferatu (1922) See more »

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Don't Wanna Say Goodbye
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Written by Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, and Stephen Lang
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Not Neely O'Hara
20 June 2012 | by dc1-1See all my reviews

I nearly fell off my couch when I heard Patrick Duffy make the reference to Patty Duke's character in "Valley Of The Dolls"! Loved the locations - beautifully-filmed. As with many of the movies that appear on HMC, there weren't a lot of plot surprises (Neely O'Hara reference aside). The script and the direction didn't appear to require much hard work from the actors. Unlike "Dolls", Duke wasn't asked to chew the scenery. Duffy and Bruce Boxleitner were club-by friends sharing beers, golf and condescending remarks about the silly feud between wives Shelley Long and Duke. The too-friendly Avalon streets with the electric cars and the outdoor cafés on every block made it seem like a place where everybody knows your name...and there were a few moments when I was hoping that Ted Danson would turn up and set Long straight on how to resolve her issues with Duke. Just a very p-l-e-a-s-a-n-t, if unremarkable, film.


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