When a Man Loves a Woman

Starring: Andy Garcia & Meg Ryan Director: Luis Mandoki  Rated: R: Restricted
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Stereo - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 05/19/1994
"...Surprisingly gripping....Ryan and Garcia achieve a rare and remarkable poignancy..."
USA Today - 04/29/1994
"...Good acting, grown-up material....Superbly acted exchanges..."
Variety - 04/25/1994
"...It's a first class production, accentuated by fine performances and an unflinching script....Ryan has one of those rollercoaster roles that demands attention..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/29/1994
"...Garcia and especially Ryan have worked extremely hard on their performances, with excellent results..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/06/1994
"...It's fresh and original in the way it sees its characters..."

Product Description:

A picture-perfect family, full of love and passion for life, is threatened by the wife's dependence on alcohol in this heart-wrenching drama. In the end, it may take more than they can give to overcome their shared struggles.

Plot Synopsis:

Imagine a picture perfect family: a dashing pilot father, two beautiful daughters, and a loving guidance counselor mother. There's just one rub: Mom's got a perfectly hidden drinking problem. Suddenly a boating accident brings the family's secret into the open. The mother struggles first to conceal and then confront her alcoholism, finally entering a rehabilitation clinic. While his wife heals, the husband has to hold his family together and recognize his role in her addiction.

Plot Keywords:

Family Interaction | Love Story | Self-Discovery | Social Issues | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Shot in Technicolor and on location in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California.
  • In Dolby stereo.
  • Began shooting May 17, 1993, completed August 8, 1993.
  • Alan J. Pakula was originally set to direct but left in 1992 over creative differences.
  • Copyright Touchstone Pictures.
  • Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.

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  • Sales Rank: 95,276
  • UPC: 717951005465
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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