PG certificateIt Could Happen to You is a Film programme that first aired in 1994 and has been classified a PG certificate.

It Could Happen to You is a 3 star programme

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It Could Happen to You (1994)

Directed by
Andrew Bergman

Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a cop who finds himself unable to tip Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda) after a cup of coffee down at the local cafe.

As way of an apology, and thank you for service, he promises that if his numbers come up on the lottery, he'll share the winnings with her.

Not expecting it at all, Lo and behold, the next day he finds he's $4,000,000 richer as his numbers are picked. So Yvonne gets her $2M and everyone goes home happy?

No. A spanner is thrown into the works in the shape of Muriel (Rosie Perez), Charlie's wife, who wants to keep all the dosh for herself, and definately does NOT want to share it with a waitress.

Based on a true story, this is a gentle, feel-good romantic comedy. Isaac Hayes turns in an excellent role as the tabloid journalist covering the story and Perez revels in her role as the hard-hearted, money-grabbing villain.

Written by

Also known as "Atraídos Pelo Destino", "La Lotería del Amor", "Milliardaire malgré lui"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 115 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1994

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is It Could Happen to You next on TV?

It's next showing on Sony Movie Channel May 30th, 12:40pm. See more...


Image for Nicolas CageNicolas Cage...Charlie Lang
Image for Bridget FondaBridget Fonda...Yvonne Biasi
Rosie Perez...Muriel Lang
Image for Wendell PierceWendell Pierce...Bo Williams
Image for Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes...Angel
Víctor Rojas...Jesu
Seymour Cassel...Jack Gross
Image for Stanley TucciStanley Tucci...Eddie Biasi
J.E. Freeman...Sal Bontempo
Red Buttons...Walter Zakuto
Image for Richard JenkinsRichard Jenkins...C. Vernon Hale
Robert Dorfman...Walter
Charles Busch...Timothy
Beatrice Winde...Judge
Ginny Yang...Mrs. Sun