DVD 115 mins IMDB 6.2 (1,170 votes)
R (Restricted)
Once Around
Universal Studios (1991)
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(10/29/2005 )

John Wood
USA  /  English

Danny Aiello Joe Bella
Richard Dreyfuss Sam Sharpe
Holly Hunter Renata Bella
Gena Rowlands Marilyn Bella
Laura San Giacomo Jan Bella
Roxanne Hart Gail Bella
Danton Stone Tony Bella
Tim Guinee Peter Hedges
Greg Germann Jim Redstone
Griffin Dunne Rob
Cullen O. Johnson Sonny
Joan Gay Aunt
Lou Criscuolo Uncle
Myra Taylor Trainer #1
Michael Steve Jones Trainer #2

Director Lasse Hallstrom; Lasse Hallström
Producer Griffin Dunne; Amy Robinson
Writer Malia Scotch Marmo
Cinematography Theo van de Sande
Musician James Horner
User Credit 1 Joseph Gutowski; Andrew Mondshein
User Credit 2 Renee Ehrlich Kalfus

The Bellas were one big happy family. Then Renata met Sam...

Richard Dreyfus and Holly Hunter lead an all-star cast in this critically acclaimed tale of life, love and chance. Jilted by her boyfriend, Renata (Hunter), the oldest daughter of a close-knit Italian-American family, falls in love with Sam (Dreyfus), an abrasive and forcefully charming businessman.

But neither her spirited sister (Laura San Giacomo), her down-to-earth father (Danny Aiello), or her supportive mother (Gena Rowlands) can tolerate Sam's often obnoxious intrusion into their family circle.

Aggressive and overwhelmingly generous, Sam proceeds - with only the best intensions - to disrupt and nearly demolish Renata's family.

Love, humor and forgiveness go once more around as the Bellas try to balance Renata's happiness with their family's survival in this funny and often touching story.

Edition Details
Barcode 025192422027
Region 1
Release Date 12/28/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Widescreen (16:9)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 2.0 [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features Not Specified
Personal Details
Purchase Date 10/29/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
Links DVD Empire
Amazon US

Quotes: Joe Bella: Isn't it funny - on the one lousy day you wanna put a gun in your mouth, everybody wants to come over to celebrate. (more)