Green Card

Green Card

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Director: Peter Weir

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth

     
 

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Green Card fuses the template of a light romantic comedy with a classic fish-out-of-water scenario. In order to retain her beautiful rent-controlled Manhattan apartment, a beautiful, socially-conscious American woman (Andie MacDowell) has to be married, so she decides to marry a burly French composer (Gerard Depardieu), who is eager to earn a green card so he…  See more details below

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Green Card fuses the template of a light romantic comedy with a classic fish-out-of-water scenario. In order to retain her beautiful rent-controlled Manhattan apartment, a beautiful, socially-conscious American woman (Andie MacDowell) has to be married, so she decides to marry a burly French composer (Gerard Depardieu), who is eager to earn a green card so he can stay and work in America. After the marriage, the couple doesn't live together, but when the government's Immigration agents begin to investigate the pair, they are forced to put up a charade to convince the authorities that they are truly in love. Of course, the charade eventually becomes reality.

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Internationally renowned French film star Gérard Depardieu made his first bid at Hollywood success with the light romantic comedy Green Card. Director Peter Weir wrote the part specifically for the actor; it was his first English-language role of any note. Though he continued to appear in American productions -- including the big-budget 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) and the dreadful remake of My Father the Hero (1994) -- few were as well-received as Green Card. The actor is complemented by his appealing co-star, Andie MacDowell, and Weir gives his predictable material a breezy touch. A moderate success, Green Card was clearly not in the same box-office league as Weir's previous mainstream hits, Dead Poets Society and Witness. Weir garnered an Academy Award nomination for his original screenplay.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/1992
UPC:
0717951141033
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Touchstone / Disney

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gérard Depardieu Georges
Andie MacDowell Bronte Parrish
Bebe Neuwirth Lauren
Gregg Edelman Phil
Robert Prosky Bronte's Lawyer
Jessie Keosian Mrs. Bird
Ethan Phillips Gorsky
Mary Wilson Mrs. Sheehan
Lois Smith Bronte's Mother
Conrad McLaren Bronte's Father
Ronald Guttman Anton
Danny Dennis Oscar
Stephen Pearlman Mr. Adler
Victoria Boothby Mrs. Adler
Ann Wedgeworth Party Guest
Stefan Schnabel Party Guest
Anne Shropshire Party Guest
Simon Jones Party Guest
Arthur Anderson House Committee
Sarah Essex Actor
Ed Feldman Taxi Driver
Abdoulaye N'Gom Street Beggar
Malachy McCourt Party Guest
Emily Cho Party Guest
John Spencer Harry
Ann Dowd Peggy
Novella Nelson Marriage Celebrant
John Scanlan House Committee
Vasek Simek Maitre D'
Christian Mulot Waiter
Francis Dumaurier Waiter
Ernesto Gasco Butler
Jeb Handwerger Oscar's Child
Michael David Tanney Oscar's Child
Conrad Roberts Taxi Driver
Chris Odo Immigration Supervisor
Michele Nevirs Immigration Clerk
Rick Aviles Vincent
Clint Chin Flower Seller
Larry Wright Drummer

Technical Credits
Peter Weir Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
John H. Anderson Set Decoration/Design
William M. Anderson Editor
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Enya Score Composer
Ed Feldman Executive Producer
Pierre Gamet Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Glass Set Decoration/Design
Jean Gontier Co-producer
Ira Halberstadt Associate Producer
Duncan Henderson Co-producer
Sharon Ilson Makeup
Phil Judd Sound/Sound Designer
Marilyn Matthews Costumes/Costume Designer
Christopher Nowak Art Director
Geoffrey Simpson Cinematographer
Harry Stewart Songwriter
Wendy Stites Production Designer
Marie-France Vassel Makeup
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Green Card 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Indeed, there are quite a few movies that you should watch: the Godfather Trilogy, the Silence of the Lambs, the Star Wars Trilogy, Promises (foreign film), and my sweet and sugary goodness - one helluva of a lot more! But if you watch movies at ALL, Green Card is a MUST MUST MUST. One man is foreign and wants a green card to get into the United States, and a woman wants to become a landlady, but must marry first. So what do they do to get what they want? They marry - THEN fall in love. You'll howl with laughter and literally pummel your fists to death with this movie - because Green Card is THE irresistibly irresistible king of comedy!!!
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