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It Could Happen to You (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  29 July 1994 (USA)
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A police officer promises to share his lottery ticket with a waitress in lieu of a tip.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Lang
Yvonne Biasi
Muriel Lang
Bo Williams
Jack Gross
Eddie Biasi
Sal Bontempo
Walter Zakuto
C. Vernon Hale
Robert Dorfman ...
Beatrice Winde ...
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Charlie and Muriel Lang have led simple lives - for most of their existance. That's until they win $4 million on the lottery! There is a problem, however. Prior to winning the lottery, Charlie had eaten at a cafe and hadn't been able to tip the waitress. He had promised her, jokingly, that if he won the lottery he'd give her half of it. This is why his wife, Muriel decides to leave him. She doesn't want the waitress to get a cent of their money. Infact she wants all $4 million for herself! Written by Michael Feller <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A cop. A waitress. A lottery ticket. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and a scene of cop action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cop Gives Waitress $2 Million Tip!  »

Box Office


£300,230 (UK) (11 November 1994)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Yvonne tells Officer Lang in the diner that her luck is so bad that she had a puppy die of"parvo," but she doesn't even know what that is. Parvo is a virus that afflicts puppies, and is marked by severe intestinal and heart problems. It is readily preventable by making sure puppies get all their vaccines, although Yvonne probably lacked the money to pay for them. See more »


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Muriel Lang: You got the numbers wrong!
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Good one
11 March 2002 | by (Paraguay) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie some time ago, and I really enjoyed it. It`s simple, nice, romantic, at times sad, and isn't that what life's about? Things and circumstances change, but the personality should remain, and the hope also. It shows a straightforward cop, a nice waitress and a posesive and nasty wife. I liked the story, I liked the acting of Cage and the lovely Bridget Fonda. She's cute. Good movie, I recommend it. See ya around.

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