It Could Happen to You

It Could Happen to You (1994)

A cop. A waitress. A lottery ticket.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1994-07-29
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 654 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Andrew Bergman
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Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. True to his word, Lang proceeds to share the prize money with Biasi, which infuriates his greedy wife, Muriel. Not content with the arrangement, Muriel begins scheming to take all the money.

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  • Nicolas Cage

    as Charlie Lang
  • Bridget Fonda

    as Yvonne Biasi
  • Rosie Perez

    as Muriel Lang
  • Wendell Pierce

    as Bo Williams
  • Isaac Hayes

    as Angel Dupree
  • Víctor Rojas

    as Jesu
  • Seymour Cassel

    as Jack Gross
  • Stanley Tucci

    as Eddie Biasi
  • J.E. Freeman

    as Sal Bontempo
  • Red Buttons

    as Walter Zakuto
  • Richard Jenkins

    as C. Vernon Hale
  • Robert Dorfman

    as Walter
  • Charles Busch

    as Timothy
  • Beatrice Winde

    as Judge
  • Ginny Yang

    as Mrs. Sun
  • Rene Rivera

    as Julio
  • Angel David

    as Esteban
  • Vincent Pastore

    as Bowling Team Member
  • Barry Squitieri

    as Bowling Team Member
  • Claudia Shear

    as Muriel's Customer
  • Merwin Goldsmith

    as Bankruptcy Judge
  • Emily Deschanel

    as Paint Throwing Fur-Activist
  • Willie Colón

    as Mayor
  • John Norman Thomas

    as Mr. Muktananda
  • Ann Dowd

    as Carol
  • Kay Tong Lim

    as Sun
  • Angela Pietropinto

    as Jury Foreperson
  • Ranjit Chowdhry

    as Mr. Patel
  • Bob Sheppard

    as Yankee Stadium Announcer
  • Frank Pellegrino

    as Water's Edge Maitre D'
  • Kathleen McNenny

    as Plaza Desk Clerk
  • John Louis Fischer

    as Plaza Bellhop
  • Kaipo Schwab

    as Plaza Bellhop
  • Mina Bern

    as Muriel's Neighbour
  • Jack Cafferty

    as Television Reporter
  • Brenda Pressley

    as Television Reporter
  • Alan Muraoka

    as Television Reporter
  • Peter Jacobson

    as Television Reporter
  • Budd Mishkin

    as Television Reporter
  • Felipe Luciano

    as Television Reporter
  • Ellen Lancaster

    as Television Reporter
  • Anna Lobell

    as Deli Customer
  • George J. Manos

    as Loto Official
  • Pedro Pietri

    as Homeless Man in Coffee Shop
  • Candece Tarpley

    as Bo's Wife
  • Emena C. Santiago

    as Bo's Daughter, Tracey
  • Feiga Martinez

    as Jesu's Mom
  • John R. Russell

    as Blind Beggar
Costume & Make-Up Julie Weiss Costume Design
Production Todd M. Thaler Extras Casting
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Production John S. Lyons Casting
Editing Barry Malkin Editor
Crew Manny Siverio Stunts
Sound Dan Korintus Dialogue Editor
Crew Deborah Habberstad Stunts
Crew Jeff Habberstad Stunt Coordinator
Camera Caleb Deschanel Director of Photography
Crew Jeff Levine Actor's Assistant
Production Gary Adelson Executive Producer
Production Craig Baumgarten Executive Producer
Art Dennis Bradford Art Direction
Sound Tony Martinez ADR Editor
Art Nicholas Lundy Assistant Art Director
Production Alexis Alexanian Production Coordinator
Sound Todd Kasow Music Editor
Camera Scott Rathner First Assistant Camera
Art George DeTitta Jr. Set Decoration
Art Maria Nay Art Department Coordinator
Production Christine Sheaks Casting Associate
Production Mike Lobell Producer
Costume & Make-Up Alan D'Angerio Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Francesca Paris Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Lizbeth Williamson Makeup Artist
Crew Peter Bucossi Stunts
Directing Andrew Bergman Director
Sound Peter Afterman Music Supervisor
Writing Jane Anderson Screenplay
Production Joseph Hartwick Executive Producer
Production Joseph Hartwick Unit Production Manager
Crew Paul A. Levin Post Production Supervisor
Sound Joe Mulherin Original Music Composer
Sound Marko Costanzo Foley Artist
Sound Lee Dichter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Ted Churchill Steadicam Operator
Production Douglas Tirola Location Manager
Crew Gary Tacon Stunts
Crew Alex Stevens Stunts
Sound Laura Civiello Dialogue Editor
Crew Michael Russo Stunts
Editing David Orr Color Timer
Crew John Cenatiempo Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Suzanne Schwarzer Assistant Costume Designer
Art Bill Groom Production Design
Lighting Richard Quinlan Gaffer
Lighting Richard Quinlan Chief Lighting Technician
Editing Sam Adelman First Assistant Editor
Crew Jim Lovelett Stunts
Directing Robin Squibb Script Supervisor
Directing Henry J. Bronchtein First Assistant Director
Crew Jeff Ward Stunts
Sound Frank Kern Foley Editor
Camera Henry Lynk Camera Operator
Crew Thomas Reilly Transportation Captain
Sound Michael W. Mitchell Apprentice Sound Editor
Camera Myles Aronowitz Still Photographer
Art Ann Miller Property Master
Art Martin Bernstein Construction Coordinator
Sound Bitty O'Sullivan-Smith Dialogue Editor
Camera Kurt E. Soderling Aerial Camera
Art Gerald DeTitta Leadman
Costume & Make-Up Kevin P. Faherty Costume Supervisor
Sound Michael Kirchberger Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Tim Gallin Stunts
Sound Eliza Paley Foley Editor
Sound Warren Shaw Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Thomas S. Drescher Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Timothy Alberts Costumer
Sound Gary Alper Sound Mixer
Sound Gary Alper Production Sound Mixer
Sound Sonny Kompanek Orchestrator
Sound Paul P. Soucek Sound Editor
Directing Julie A. Bloom Second Second Assistant Director
Production Betty Chin Assistant Production Coordinator
Art Robin F. Samson Location Scout
Camera Mike Miller Key Grip
Sound Bruce Pross Foley Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Melissa Stanton Costume Supervisor
Crew Al Griswold Special Effects
Sound Marc-Jon Sullivan Boom Operator
Crew John Patrick McLaughlin Stunts
Production Drew Dillard Assistant Location Manager
Crew John Carrafa Choreographer
Production Pamela Thur Location Manager
Sound Jane McCulley ADR Editor
Crew Betsy Sokolow-Sherman Unit Publicist
Crew Norman Douglass Stunts
Sound Michael J. Wechsler Apprentice Sound Editor
Sound Michael Schmidt Sound Recordist
Production David Diamond Casting Associate
Art Nina Saxon Title Designer
Camera James R. Belletier Second Assistant Camera
Camera Thomas Jirgal Best Boy Grip
Crew Mike Lisenco Stunts
Art Kathleen Dolan Assistant Property Master
Crew Jeffrey H. Kaufman Stunts
Lighting Greg Quinlan Best Boy Electric
Production Judie Fixler Extras Casting
Crew Don Hewitt Sr. Stunts
Camera Patrick McGrath Dolly Grip
Sound Jeffrey Pollack Music Consultant
Crew Paul Sklar Stunts
Art Laura Lambert Art Department Assistant
Directing Michael DeCasper Second Assistant Director
Crew Bill Traynor Special Effects
Production Peter Lombardi Production Accountant
Production Mara Hade Connolly Assistant Accountant
Production Diane L. Langone Post Production Accountant
Crew Steven Arvanites Stunts
Crew Gary Cerveny Stunts
Crew Suzanne Klein Stunts
Art Donald Caruthers Storyboard Artist