In this charming romantic comedy based on a true story, a coffee-shop waitress (Bridget Fonda) gets a life-changing tip when a New York cop (Nicolas Cage) comes up short on pocket change and promises her half of his winnings from an unplayed lottery ticket. But when he discovers he’s won a $4 million jackpot, his money-hungry wife (Rosie Perez) wants it all — and she’s furious with his plans to share the wealth.
Andrew Bergman (February 20, 1945) is an American screenwriter, film director, and novelist. New York magazine in 1985 dubbed him “The Unknown King of Comedy”
He graduated from Binghamton University and earned a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation, a study of Depression-era Hollywood films, was published in 1971 by NYU Press under the title We’re In the Money: Depression America and Its Films. He wrote James Cagney: The Pictorial Treasury of Film Stars.
Bergman wrote the original screenplay (titled Tex X) that served as the basis for Mel Brooks’s classic Blazing Saddles, and was among the co-writers who adapted it into its final state. Since then, he has written or co-written the cult classics The In-Laws, Fletch, and Soapdish; written and directed : So Fine, The Freshman, Honeymoon in Vegas and It Could Happen To You; written and produced Striptease with Demi Moore; and directed the Jacqueline Susann biopic Isn’t She Great… read more