One Fine Day

December 20th, 1996


One Fine Day

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Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie...

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 6.2/10 (20,123 voted)

Director: Michael Hoffman

Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman

Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy's propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie's tendency to wander.

Writers: Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon

Michelle Pfeiffer - Melanie Parker
George Clooney - Jack Taylor
Mae Whitman - Maggie Taylor
Alex D. Linz - Sammy Parker
Charles Durning - Lew
Jon Robin Baitz - Mr. Yates, Jr.
Ellen Greene - Mrs. Elaine Lieberman
Joe Grifasi - Manny Feldstein
Pete Hamill - Frank Burroughs
Anna Maria Horsford - Evelyn
Gregory Jbara - Freddy
Sheila Kelley - Kristen
Barry Kivel - Mr. Yates, Sr.
Robert Klein - Dr. Martin
George Martin - Mr. Smith Leland

Taglines: She was having a perfectly bad day... Then he came along and spoiled it.

Release Date: 20 December 1996

Filming Locations: Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: $6,226,430 (USA) (22 December 1996) (1946 Screens)

Gross: $46,112,540 (USA) (23 March 1997)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

George Clooney held Mae Whitman in front of his face to hide that his eye was bruised during a basketball game in the scene when Jack shows up at Melanies' apartment.

Continuity: The plastic wrap on the fishbowl changes between shots. When Melanie first leaves her apartment to go to Maggie's there is no wrap on it. When she's on the street and arrives at school it is covered with wrap and a rubber band. Maggie removes the wrap at "breakfast" and it remains uncovered when Jack takes it to his office.

Melanie: If you don't want your balls juggled, don't throw them in my face.

User Review

How this film should be appreciated

Rating: 10/10

This film is one of my favorites. I absolutely love it. I'm not entirely sure why i just find it really sweet and the two stars are both perfectly charming throughout. I used to have this on in the background whenever I did homework. Maybe I was just at that age when I was starting to appreciate romance when I saw it in the cinema (3 times) but I still feel this is one of the best romantic comedies I've ever seen and would definately recommend it to anyone. It's a great shame that a gem like this is so underrated. ALL of the acting is suberb. George clooney is entertaining as always in this film he made whilst it was still being debated as to whether he could transcend tv and become a movie star.


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