- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 18, 2003
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Premiere - 09/01/1994
"...A sharply observed satire..."
New York Times - 02/04/1994
"...[A] droll, improbably buoyant near-musical....Wonderfully satirical ingredients..."
USA Today - 02/04/1994
"...A juicy role for Nolte..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
"...Brooks' Burke provides a terrific howl, and Richardson is extremely appealing..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/04/1994
"...Idiosyncratic and entertaining..."
Film Comment - 03/01/2003
"...One of the most truthfully observed films ever made about the movie business..."
Alternately touching and wildly comic, this film follows the tribulations of a Matt Hobbs (Nick Nolte), a struggling actor who is suddenly forced to care for his precocious 6 year old daughter Jeannie, while at the same time trying to move his career forward and have a romance on the side. Though she's precocious and talented, Jeannie can be a difficult, especially now that her acting career is starting to take off. But in the interim, Matt and Jeannie have to re-build their relationship, since they both have a lot of growing up to do.
- Color by Technicolor.
- Approximate budget: $40 million.
- "I'll Do Anything" went through many revisions before its release. Originally meant to be a musical, with singing and dancing done by the undubbed Nolte, Albert Brooks and Julie Kavner, the producers discovered that the story did not work for audiences in that form; they went back and recut it, making it a fairly straight dramatic film. It was successful in that format, and Brooks decided to try to add a few more songs again. But it became clear that audiences did not want that, so finally the film was released without only one song intact.
Some of the songwriters who contributed work that never made it to the finished product were Prince, Sinead O'Connor and Carole King; Twyla Tharp did the choreography.
- Copyright 1994 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.