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It Could Happen to You (1994)

Plot  Policeman Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a kind and generous man who loves his job and the Queens borough of New York City where he lives. His wife Muriel (Rosie Perez) works in a hairdressing salon and, unlike Charlie, is selfish, greedy and materialistic, constantly complaining about their situation in life. Waitress Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda), is bankrupt because her husband Eddie (Stanley Tucci), whom she could not yet afford to divorce, emptied their joint checking account and spent all the money without her permission, while also leaving her with a credit card debt of over $12,000. Charlie meets Yvonne when she waits on him at the diner where she works. Since Charlie doesn't have enough money to pay the tip, he promises to give her either double the tip or half of his prospective lottery winnings the next day. He wins $4 million (in 21 annual payments) in the lottery the next day and keeps his promise, despite the protests of his wife. He and Yvonne become stars almost immediat...  

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Nicolas Cage
Charlie Lang
Bridget Fonda
Yvonne Biasi
Rosie Perez
Muriel Lang
Wendell Pierce
Bo Williams
Isaac Hayes
Angel Dupree
Stanley Tucci
Eddie Biasi
Seymour Cassel
Jack Gross
J.E. Freeman
Sal Bontempo
Red Buttons
Walter Zakuto
Richard Jenkins
C. Vernon Hale
Vincent Pastore
Bowling Team Member
Emily Deschanel
Paint Throwing Fur Activist
Frank Pellegrino
Water's Edge Maitre D'
Ann Dowd
Carol

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