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Curtain Call (1998 film)

Curtain Call (It All Came True)
File:Curtain Call FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Peter Yates
Produced by Andrew S. Karsch
Written by Andrew S. Karsch
Todd Alcott
Starring James Spader
Michael Caine
Maggie Smith
Music by Richard Hartley
Cinematography Sven Nykvist
Edited by Hughes Winborne
Longfellow Productions
Distributed by Ardustry (US)
Release dates
  • December 5, 1998 (1998-12-05) (US)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Curtain Call is a 1998 romantic comedy directed by Peter Yates, photographed by Sven Nykvist and edited by Hughes Winborne. It stars James Spader, Polly Walker, Michael Caine and Maggie Smith.[1] The film was later re-released under the title It All Came True (same title as a 1940 movie with Humphrey Bogart, but a totally different story). It was to be Peter Yates' last film made for cinema, although in most markets it went directly to TV or home video.[2]


Stevenson Lowe (James Spader) has a publishing business that's in trouble and a girlfriend (Polly Walker), who is also being pursued by a U.S. Senator (Sam Shepard). Stevenson buys a townhouse, for himself, which disappoints her. A pair of quarrelsome ghosts, Max Gale (Michael Caine) and Lily Marlowe (Maggie Smith), who once worked in the theatre, now quarrel with each other while advising Stevenson why marriage is a bad idea.



  1. Allmovie: Curtain Call Linked 2013-06-06
  2. Nat Segaloff, Final Cuts: The Last Films of 50 Great Directors, Bear Manor Media 2013 p 340-342

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