Just the Ticket

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"Irresponsible, Unreliable, Unpredictable and totally Irresistible."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 5.6  (1,998)

Just the Ticket is a romantic comedy film from 1998 directed by Richard Wenk. The movie stars Andy Garcia and Andie MacDowell in the lead roles, with Richard Bradford in the supporting role. The plot follows Gary Starke (Andy Garcia), a ticket scalper who dreams of becoming a nightclub owner, and his girlfriend Linda (Andie MacDowell), who works as a teacher and is supportive of his dreams.

Gary has been a ticket scalper for a long time and is known for his excellent salesmanship and networking skills. With his sights set on a particular nightclub in New York, he dreams of owning and running it one day. However, he needs a lot of money to make this happen, and Linda's salary alone cannot fully support the venture. Gary knows he needs to make more money if he wants to achieve his dream.

One day, Gary gets a chance to make his biggest sale yet when he meets the wealthy and eccentric casino owner Benny (Richard Bradford). Benny offers to buy $500,000 worth of tickets from Gary, but only if he can get him tickets to the championship boxing match at Madison Square Garden. Despite the risk of losing everything if he fails to get the tickets, Gary takes the deal, setting in motion a series of events that test his relationship with Linda and his dream of owning the nightclub.

The movie is about the ups and downs of Gary's life as a ticket scalper and his pursuit of his dream. It takes place in and around New York City, capturing the energy and excitement of the city. The movie explores the theme of pursuing a dream, and it showcases the hard work, risk-taking, and resilience required to make that dream a reality. It also highlights the importance of having a supportive partner in life, and the sacrifices that need to be made for the sake of the relationship.

Andy Garcia delivers a solid performance as Gary, capturing the character's charm, wit, and ambition. Andie MacDowell is also impressive as Linda, bringing depth and heart to the role of the supportive girlfriend. Richard Bradford adds a touch of eccentricity to the movie with his portrayal of Benny, the wealthy casino owner, and ticket buyer.

The movie also features a fantastic soundtrack, with songs from well-known artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Louis Armstrong. The music adds to the movie's ambiance and perfectly captures the mood of New York City.

Overall, Just the Ticket is an entertaining and heartwarming movie that will appeal to fans of romantic comedies and those who are chasing their dreams. It is a movie that reminds us that with hard work, perseverance, and a supportive partner, anything is possible.

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    5.6  (1,998)