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Chance of a Lifetime (1998)

Irreverent freelance investigative reporter Tom Maguire hits rock bottom when bigot editor in chief Ivan refuses to print his pieces anymore and his bad back most be operated, but his ... See full summary »

Director:

Deborah Reinisch

Writers:

Mark Stein (story), Mark Stein (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Ivar ... Ivan
John Ritter ... Tom Maguire
Katey Sagal ... Irene Dunbar
Kim Delgado ... Lou
David Naughton ... Art Haber
Charles Rahi Chun ... Doctor (as Charles Chun)
Jean Stapleton ... Mrs. Dunbar
Julianne Christie ... Melissa
Lynne Thigpen ... Ms. Wood
Julie Lauren ... Hannah
Marie Marshall ... Patty
Doug Carfrae Doug Carfrae ... Maitre D'
Denise Crosby ... Katie
Michelle Horn ... Megan
Elise Neal ... Amy
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Storyline

Irreverent freelance investigative reporter Tom Maguire hits rock bottom when bigot editor in chief Ivan refuses to print his pieces anymore and his bad back most be operated, but his health insurance just expired. Sympathetic editor Irene Dunbar, feeling guilty she didn't save his job, volunteers for a fake marriage so he can use her insurance. The 'happy couple' in now constantly beleaguered by her mother and an insurance inspector, while each has his own affairs, but the co-habitation also seems to generate meaningful affection. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor de conveniencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Katy Sagal and John Ritter would end up starring in 8 Simple Rules together. See more »

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Nice, simple love story
20 June 2001 | by petsloverSee all my reviews

This movie Is the basic love story that most people have seen. Guy and girl work together,someone gets fired, they have to get married for some reason or other, and they only plan to keep it up for a few weeks. Eventually they realize that they love each other and they stay married. I don't want to give away the whole story so just watch it if you ever get the chance. I like the love stories that end good and happy.


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