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Inventing the Abbotts

110 min
Drama | Romance
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Pat O'Connor
Country: USA
Release Date: 1997-04-04
Filming Locations: Healdsburg, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $2,301,138 (USA) (6 April 1997)
Gross: $5,936,344 (USA) (11 June 1997)
Joanna Going
Joanna Going
Inventing the Abbotts
Zoe McLellan
Zoe McLellan
Inventing the Abbotts
Joaquin Phoenix
Doug Holt
Billy Crudup
Jacey Holt
Will Patton
Lloyd Abbott
Kathy Baker
Helen Holt
Jennifer Connelly
Eleanor Abbott
Michael Sutton
Liv Tyler
Pamela Abbott
Barbara Williams
Joan Abbott
Alessandro Nivola
Peter Vanlaningham
Nicole M. Vassallo
Giggling Girl #1
Amanda Sherman
Giggling Girl #2
Shawn Hatosy
Garrett M. Brown
Webb Crosby
Julie Benz
David Frazier
Margaret Ash
Store Clerk
Clive Rosengren
Susan Barnes
Mrs. Porter
Andrea Post
Jack Cummins
Funeral Director
David Heckendorn
Pre-Record Singer
Guy Kochlani
Student (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz
Extra (uncredited)
Dayna Price
Susie Jacobs
Sean St. Heart
Joseph Benjamin Stewart
Dancer (uncredited)
Did you know?
Jennifer Connelly and Liv Tyler play sisters in this film. Connelly played Betty Ross in Hulk (2003), and was replaced by Tyler in The Incredible Hulk (2008).
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When Doug meets Eleanor in the airport, Eleanor is wearing her flight attendant uniform skirt backwards. Her kick pleat is in the front. The rest of the flight attendants have their skirts on correctly with the kick pleat in the back.
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There's a closeup of an Elvis Presley album which has a 1970's RCA logo on it. The logo is the same one the company currently uses, not that older "electric" lettering they had in the '50's amd '60's.
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When in the movie Doug writes on the window "I love you", he writes with the finger on the glass that is covered with steam, and it looks nice, but in fact when it's cold and the windows are covered with steam, the steam is always INSIDE the room, not outside.
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Pamela Abbott: Stop treating me like an Abbott!
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Narrator: My brother was more successful at reinventing himself than I was. Jacey's parties at the University of Pennsylvannia were the hippest ones around. And even though he had a major in architecture, he seriously minored in beautiful co-eds.
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Doug Holt: Why's it okay for you to sneak around with me, but it's not alright for Alice to sneak around with Jacey?
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Photos from cast
Michael Keaton Joanna Going Zoe McLellan Janette Andrade