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I don't know about you, but I've been a Tim Daly fan for years. Do you remember him in the television show Wings? When I learned he had the starring role in the 1992 movie Year of the Comet, I knew I had to see it.
I've watched this film a few times over the years, and the pairing of Daly with Penelope Ann Miller doesn't disappoint. It's a fun romantic comedy centered around a gigantic bottle of wine produced over a hundred years ago. Here's the summary from IMDb:
An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver Plexico is assigned as her travel guide/bodyguard for the trip. However, other people desperately want the bottle and will stop at nothing to get it. A simple little trip becomes an international chase.The screenplay was written by none other than William Goldman (Stepford Wives; Misery). It was no accident that Goldman picked 1811 as the vintage for wine that stars in the movie; apparently it was considered perhaps the greatest year ever for European wines. Yes The Year of the Comet is predictable, but it's also funny and perfect for escape viewing while drinking your own $9 bargain wine at home.
I had a surprisingly difficult time tracking down an embeddable trailer. If you get an ad, don't hesitate to click "skip this ad" and get right to the movie clip. I don't know if it's just my computer, but the sound seems to be a bit unsynched.
Unfortunately, I didn't find a copy on Netflix, so I hope it's still available for rental. I wonder why this movie seems to have fallen off the radar--have you seen it?