The Family Man

The Family Man (2000)

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Jack Campbell is a fast-lane investment broker. His career is on it's top. One day, his secretary leaves him a message that Kate called him. Kate was his former girlfriend. About thirteen years ago Jack was about to fly to London, leaving Kate in United States, waiting for him. But Jack has never actually returned to her. He has built up a career as a broker - he's president of P. K. Lassiter Investment House.
One day jack tells a punk on the street that he has everything he actually needs. The punk laughs. Jack wakes up the next day up next to his old girlfriend. They're married, they have got two kids. Jack in not a broker, he works as a tire salesman at Big Ed's. His Ferrari has been replaced with a mini-van. It is some sort of a parallel-universe, where Jack never actually went to London - he returned to Kate the next day.
At first, Jack hates the new situation. But after a bad start, his new life starts to be more and more nice to him, he starts to notice what he has been missing. Jack discovers that being a Family Man is not as bad as it seemed from distance.

Thomas Anderson

Factual error: In the bowling alley scene, Jack's friend tells him that Kate is well-liked in all of Union County, but in the movie, Jack and Kate live in Teaneck, which is in Bergen County.

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Jack: I'm in the middle of a deal.
Cash: Well, you're working on a new deal now, baby.

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Trivia: Nicolas Cage actually owned the Ferrari 550 Maranello that he drives in this movie.

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Question: In the scene on the stairs with the chocolate cake when he pushes cake in Kate's face - was that supposed to happen? I ask because she is laughing so hard, and after a second or 2, Nicolas looks up as if to look at the director.

Answer: Http://, -The.html ///// In section 69 /// jack (out of breath) I want it... She looks at him, then takes the whole piece in her hand and smooshes it right in his mouth... Beat. Then, Jack starts laughing... jack (CONT'D) Thank you... KATE It's good, right? He takes a big clump of it and smooshes it in her mouth. They stay there a moment, lying on the stairs, feeding each other cake, laughing. Jack leans back on the stairs. He looks at Kate's face, practically covered in cake, smiling, and realises... ...he hasn't laughed like this in thirteen years. Then.


Is it clear if that's a transcript of the film or the original shooting script? Because if the former it doesn't really answer the question.

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