As Good as It Gets


As Good as It Gets

Overview:

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

Votes 903 (7.2/10)

Runtime: 139 minutes

Release Date 1997-12-19

Budget: $50,000,000.00

Revenue: $314,178,011.00

Tagline: A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.

Production company:

  • Gracie Films
  • TriStar Pictures

Production country:

  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Comedy
  • Romance

Trailer

Further Information

Melvin Udall
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
Carol Connelly
Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
Simon Bishop
Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
Frank Sachs
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Vincent Lopiano
Skeet Ulrich
Skeet Ulrich
Beverly Connelly
Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
Jackie Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Yeardley Smith
Nora Manning
Lupe Ontiveros
Lupe Ontiveros
Dr. Green
Lawrence Kasdan
Lawrence Kasdan
Dr. Bettes
Harold Ramis
Harold Ramis
Psychiatric Patient
Kathryn Morris
Kathryn Morris
Psychiatric Patient
Alison Rose
Alison Rose
Policewoman
Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph
Receptionist
Julie Benz
Julie Benz
Sean from the Bakery
Jimmy Workman
Jimmy Workman
Street Hustler
Jamie Kennedy
Jamie Kennedy
Handyman
Brian Doyle-Murray
Brian Doyle-Murray
Man at Table
Peter Jacobson
Peter Jacobson
Spencer Connelly
Jesse James
Jesse James
Carol's date
Randall Batinkoff
Randall Batinkoff
Publisher
Linda Gehringer
Linda Gehringer
Woman in Lobby
Kaitlin Hopkins
Kaitlin Hopkins
Veterinarian
Danielle Spencer
Danielle Spencer
Woman at Table
Lisa Edelstein
Lisa Edelstein
Singer
Danielle Brisebois
Danielle Brisebois
Man on Bus
Todd Solondz
Todd Solondz
Men's Store Salesman
Matt Malloy
Matt Malloy
Maitre D'
Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan
Neighbor Woman
Bibi Osterwald
Bibi Osterwald
Carl
Ross Bleckner
Ross Bleckner
Caterer
Bernadette Balagtas
Bernadette Balagtas
Partygoer
Jaffe Cohen
Jaffe Cohen
Partygoer
Laurie Kilpatrick
Laurie Kilpatrick
Partygoer
Alice Vaughn
Alice Vaughn
Cafe 24 Manager
Shane Black
Shane Black
Cafe 24 Customer
Stan Bly
Stan Bly
Cafe 24 Waitress
Missi Pyle
Missi Pyle
Cafe 24 Waitress
Tara Subkoff
Tara Subkoff
Cafe 24 Waitress
Rebekah Johnson
Rebekah Johnson
Cafe 24 Waitress
Leslie Stefanson
Leslie Stefanson
Cafe 24 Waitress
Patricia Childress
Patricia Childress
Cafe 24 Busboy
Wood Harris
Wood Harris
Child at Cafe 24
Chloe Brooks
Chloe Brooks
Child at Cafe 24
Cooper Brooks
Cooper Brooks
Mother at Table
Kristi Zea
Kristi Zea
Street Hustler
Justin Herwick
Justin Herwick
Detective Ray
John F. O'Donohue
John F. O'Donohue
Nurse Receptionist
Mary Elizabeth Still
Mary Elizabeth Still
Bar Waiter
Paul Greenberg
Paul Greenberg
Hospital Doctor
David A. Kipper
David A. Kipper
Nurse
Antonia Jones
Antonia Jones
Flower Store Customer (uncredited)
Alex Ballar
Alex Ballar
Bartender (uncredited)
Bronwyn Cornelius
Bronwyn Cornelius
Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
Amy Anzel
Amy Anzel
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Laura Mayes Byrnes
Laura Mayes Byrnes
Fred Bishop - Simon's Dad on Phone (voice) (uncredited)
Maurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
Director
James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
Screenplay
Mark Andrus
Mark Andrus
Screenplay
James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
Producer
James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
Music
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
Property Master
Mark Wade
Mark Wade
Script Supervisor
Ray Quiroz
Ray Quiroz
Stunt Coordinator
Walter Scott
Walter Scott
Stunts Coordinator
Ken Fritz
Ken Fritz
Associate Producer
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson
Director of Photography
John Bailey
John Bailey
Editor
Richard Marks
Richard Marks
Casting
Francine Maisler
Francine Maisler
Production Design
Bill Brzeski
Bill Brzeski
Art Direction
Philip Toolin
Philip Toolin
Set Decoration
Clay A. Griffith
Clay A. Griffith
Costume Design
Molly Maginnis
Molly Maginnis
Makeup Artist
Carrie Angland
Carrie Angland
Hairstylist
Linda Arnold
Linda Arnold
Assistant Director
Aldric La'Auli Porter
Aldric La'Auli Porter
Other
Hans Berggren
Hans Berggren
Assistant Director
William M. Connor
William M. Connor
Other
Susan Perlman
Susan Perlman
Casting
Karen E. Etcoff
Karen E. Etcoff
Casting
Barbara Harris
Barbara Harris
Thanks
Julie Ansell
Julie Ansell
Thanks
Michael Besman
Michael Besman
Orchestrator
Bruce Fowler
Bruce Fowler
Assistant Editor
Gena Bleier
Gena Bleier
Still Photographer
Ralph Nelson
Ralph Nelson
Stunts
Chester E. Tripp III
Chester E. Tripp III
Lighting Technician
Greg Addison
Greg Addison
Story
Mark Andrus
Mark Andrus
Supervising Sound Editor
Dennis Drummond
Dennis Drummond
Title Graphics
Pablo Ferro
Pablo Ferro
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