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 708 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Andrew Bergman
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From 708 Ratings


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
  • Lim Kay Tong

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