It Could Happen to You

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'Cop Tips Waitress $2 Million': that was the headline in the New York press when Charlie Lang showed up at a coffee shop on his beat and presented Yvonne Biasi with the winnings he'd promised to split with her if his number came up in the lottery. This fairy tale is narrated by a tabloid journalist 'Angel' (Hayes) and comes complete with a wicked witch, Charlie's wife Muriel, who wants all the money for herself. Perez has a field day as Muriel, injecting a welcome note of good old-fashioned greed into what is otherwise a relentlessly edifying story. As Charlie, Cage is on best behaviour, while the wan Fonda is white-bread-with-crusts-off as the waitress worth her heart of gold.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Andrew Bergman
Screenwriter: Jane Anderson
Cast: Seymour Cassel
Rosie Perez
Victor Rojas
Bridget Fonda
Stanley Tucci
Wendell Pierce
Nicolas Cage
Isaac Hayes
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