It Could Happen to You (1994)

101 min.
Plot  NYPD officer Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a kind and generous man who loves his job in Queens, New York, where he lives. His wife, Muriel (Rosie Perez), works at a hair salon and, unlike him, is greedy, materialistic, and selfish, constantly complaining about their situation in life. Waitress Yvonne Biasi (Bridget Fonda) is bankrupt because her husband, Eddie (Stanley Tucci), whom she could not yet afford to divorce, emptied their joint checking account without her permission, while also leaving her with over $12,000 in credit card debt. Charlie meets her when she waits on him at the diner where she works. Since he doesn't have enough money to pay the tip, he promises to give her either double the tip or half of his prospective lottery winnings the next day. He wins $4 million ($ million today) in the lottery the next day and keeps his promise, despite Muriel's protests.

He and Yvonne become stars almost immediately. She buys the diner and sets up a table with his name at whic...



Nicolas Cage
Charlie Lang
Bridget Fonda
Yvonne Biasi
Rosie Perez
Muriel Lang
Wendell Pierce
Bo Williams
Isaac Hayes
Angel Dupree
Stanley Tucci
Eddie Biasi
Seymour Cassel
Jack Gross
J.E. Freeman
Sal Bontempo
Red Buttons
Walter Zakuto
Richard Jenkins
C. Vernon Hale
Vincent Pastore
Bowling Team Member
Emily Deschanel
Paint Throwing Fur Activist
Frank Pellegrino
Water's Edge Maitre D'
Ann Dowd


All Titles

It Could Happen to You
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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