George Clooney plays a rakish, irresponsible, and sexy single dad and Michelle Pfeiffer is a neurotic, standoffish, and sexy single mom in this likeable, fast-paced romantic comedy. Melanie Parker is an architect and a perfectionist workaholic who has no time for a social life. Unfortunately, things spin out of her control on the day of the biggest presentation of her career, when her son Sammy shows up late to school and misses the class field trip; he is left in Melanie's care for the day. Jack Taylor, a feckless newspaper reporter, finds himself in much the same situation when his newly married ex-wife leaves their daughter Maggie with him for a week, requiring a level of responsibility which he is unprepared for. The two meet in front of the school and sparks-of the ill-tempered kind-fly, as each projects onto the other the faults of their exes. Eventually, however, as each races to save his or her job while keeping their kids intact, their true feelings for one another emerge. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for the best original song ("For the First Time").
Michelle Pfeiffer - American actress, SCARFACE, DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Michael Hoffman - Director
George Clooney - American actor/director
Alex D. Linz - Child actor - One Fine Day
Alex Linz - Child actor - One Fine Day
Garth Craven - Editor
Lynda Obst - Producer
James Newton Howard - Composer, KING KONG (2005)
Mae Whitman - American actress
David Gropman - Production Designer
Charles Durning - American Actor
Released theatrically in the USA December 20, 1996. Co-produced by Fox 2000 and Michelle Pfeiffer's vanity company Via Rosa Productions. Additional cast: Gregory Jbara (Metro Reporter); Amanda Peet (Celia).
"...Clooney proves himself to be a true movie star....Irresistibility..." -- Rating:B+ - 12/20/1996 Entertainment Weekly, pp.53-4
"ONE FINE DAY is a pretty ideal baby-boomer romantic comedy. Made with the right breezy insouciance and performed with consummate flair and sexy star allure by Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney..." - 12/02/1996 Variety