L.A. Story Poster

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 1998

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) has the easiest job in the world: he's a TV weatherman in Los Angeles, where the weather is so predictable he tapes his forecasts days in advance. Bored with his job, his life and his relationship with longtime girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner), Harris begins to receive secret messages from an electronic freeway sign near his home, which lead him to pursue romance with a British journalist (Victoria Tennant) and a vapid young model (Sarah Jessica Parker).

Cast: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard Grant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Parker, Susan Forristal, Kevin Pollak, Sam McMurray

Director: Mick Jackson

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Carolco Pictures Inc.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Victoria Tennant's iciness has been well-utilized on screen occasionally, but not this time. [8 Feb 1991, p.D4]

  • The film is astonishing in the amount of material it contains. It isn't thin or superficial; there is an abundance of observation and invention here. show more

  • Unlike Woody Allen's New York City, which becomes a staging area for character angst and transformation, Martin's L.A. stifles the characters. show more

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