Family Man, The (2000, Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni)

Poster for the movie "The Family Man"
PG-13 125 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy - 12 December 2000
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Wall Street Banker Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) has it all: more cash than he can shake a stick at, oodles of power and, above all, his freedom. But on Christmas Eve he challenges an armed robber (Don Cheadle), then on Christmas Day he wakes up to the life he would have had if he'd stayed with his college girlfriend (Téa Leoni): two noisy kids, a dead-end job selling tyres, and a people carrier instead of his Ferrari. At first he's horrified, but then he begins to realise what he had been missing in his previous life, and is forced to make a difficult choice…

The Family Man is firmly rooted in the tradition of Christmas films, with obvious parallels with A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life . Even in such exalted company, the Chicago Sun Times "liked the movie, liked Cage, liked Leoni (and) smiled a lot," and considered The Family Man "sweet, light entertainment."

Director:  Brett Ratner
Producer:  Marc Abraham, Tony Ludwig, Alan Riche, Howard Rosenman
Composer:  Danny Elfman
Director of Photography:  Dante Spinotti


Production Details

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures

Release Date:  12 December 2000

Running Time:  2 h 05 min

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy

Language:  English

Tagline: What if you made different choices? What if you said yes, instead of no? What if you got a second chance?

Budget and Box Office takings where known

Budget:  $60,000,000
Revenue:  $124,745,083