USA Today - 05/19/1995
"...Amusing....Laugh yourself silly..."
Variety - 05/15/1995
"...Lots of big laughs....FORGET PARIS is memorable..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/19/1995
"...This is a wonderful film, filled with romantic moments that ring true, and with great big laughs..."
An NBA referee in Paris for a funeral falls in love with the airline representative who misplaced the body in this transatlantic romantic comedy. Cameos feature real-life NBA stars such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Isiah Thomas and many others.
At a dinner party celebrating Andy and Liz's impending nuptials, the guests begin discussing the relationship between Mickey, an NBA referee, and Ellen, an airline executive. The two met in Paris and enjoyed a blissful week of laughter, romance and sightseeing. But when they later wed, Mickey and Ellen quickly learn how differing personalities, unpredictable job schedules, and work-related separations can hurt a marriage. But instead of taking the easy route and giving up, Mickey and Ellen fight to keep their marriage intact. And perhaps their success in doing so will serve as an example to Andy and Liz. The film includes cameos by many NBA stars, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkley, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, and Spud Webb.
Released theatrically in the USA on May 19, 1995.
Special appearances by the following NBA superstars: Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, Patrick Ewing, John Starks, Charles Oakley, Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway, Spud Webb, Reggie Miller, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Isiah Thomas, and Bill Laimbeer, Bill Walton, David Robinson, Dan Majerle, Paul Westphal, Sean Elliott, Kurt Rambis, and Marcus Johnson.
Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
Additional credits: Dave Hallinan, Rebecca Saionz, Michael Winter (assistant directors); Heidi Gutman (2nd unit assistant director); Jean-Philippe Blime (assistant director: Paris); Josh Bleibtreu (camera operator); Walt Andrus, Walter B. Fraser (2nd unit camera operator); Malek Abdul-Mansour (basketball coordinator); Jake O'Donnell (referee technical advisor).
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