New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.
United States of America
James L. Brooks
Jack Nicholson (Melvin Udall), Helen Hunt (Carol Connelly), Greg Kinnear (Simon Bishop), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Frank Sachs), Skeet Ulrich (Vincent Lopiano), Shirley Knight (Beverly Connelly), Yeardley Smith (Jackie Simpson) more..., Lupe Ontiveros (Nora Manning), Lawrence Kasdan (Dr. Green), Harold Ramis (Dr. Bettes), Kathryn Morris (Psychiatric Patient), Alison Rose (Psychiatric Patient), Maya Rudolph (Policewoman), Julie Benz (Receptionist), Jimmy Workman (Sean from the Bakery), Jamie Kennedy (Street Hustler), Brian Doyle-Murray (Handyman), Peter Jacobson (Man at Table), Jesse James (Spencer Connelly), Randall Batinkoff (Carol's date), Linda Gehringer (Publisher), Kaitlin Hopkins (Woman in Lobby), Danielle Spencer (Veterinarian), Lisa Edelstein (Woman at Table), Danielle Brisebois (Singer), Todd Solondz (Man on Bus), Matt Malloy (Men's Store Salesman), Tom McGowan (Maitre D'), Bibi Osterwald (Neighbor Woman), Ross Bleckner (Carl), Bernadette Balagtas (Caterer), Jaffe Cohen (Partygoer), Laurie Kilpatrick (Partygoer), Alice Vaughn (Partygoer), Shane Black (Cafe 24 Manager), Stan Bly (Cafe 24 Customer), Missi Pyle (Cafe 24 Waitress), Tara Subkoff (Cafe 24 Waitress), Rebekah Johnson (Cafe 24 Waitress), Leslie Stefanson (Cafe 24 Waitress) and others.
Mark Andrus (Screenplay), James L. Brooks (Screenplay), James L. Brooks (Producer), Hans Zimmer (Music), Mark Wade (Property Master), Ray Quiroz (Script Supervisor), Walter Scott (Stunt Coordinator) more..., Ken Fritz (Stunts Coordinator), Owen Wilson (Associate Producer), John Bailey (Director of Photography), Richard Marks (Editor), Francine Maisler (Casting), Bill Brzeski (Production Design), Philip Toolin (Art Direction), Clay A. Griffith (Set Decoration), Molly Maginnis (Costume Design), Carrie Angland (Makeup Artist), Linda Arnold (Hairstylist), Aldric La'Auli Porter (Assistant Director), Hans Berggren (Other), William M. Connor (Assistant Director), Susan Perlman (Other), Karen E. Etcoff (Casting), Julie Ansell (Thanks), Michael Besman (Thanks), Bruce Fowler (Orchestrator), Gena Bleier (Assistant Editor), Ralph Nelson (Still Photographer), Chester E. Tripp III (Stunts), Greg Addison (Lighting Technician), Mark Andrus (Story), Dennis Drummond (Supervising Sound Editor), BJ Davis (Stunt Double), Julia Davis (Stunt Coordinator), Julia Davis (Stunt Double), Hilary Schroeder (Assistant Editor), Denise Lynne Roberts (Stunts), Barbara Harris (ADR Voice Casting), Pablo Ferro (Title Designer),
Gracie Films, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures
Melvin and Simon prepair for the road trip in front of their apartment building