All About Steve

Synopsis: Mary Horowitz writes crossword puzzles for the Sacramento Herald. She's loquacious to a fault. When kids at a career day make fun of her for being single, she accepts a blind date with Steve, the cameraman for a CNN-like news network. Within minutes she decides he's the man for her. He's quickly put off by her constant verbiage and over-the-top advances; he makes an off-hand remark about going on the road with her, and splits. She's moonstruck, writes a sappy crossword puzzle, loses her job, and decides to follow him as the news team crisscrosses the Southwest; Steve's team eggs her on. Then she falls in a mine shaft, and she and Steve become a story; is it a love story?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Phil Traill
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

In life, as in crosswords...

some days are harder than others...

and that's what keeps your brain alive.

The key to surviving those tough days

is to pick yourself up...

and stay focused on your life's purpose.

For me, that's imparting thejoy

of crosswording to all mankind.

Ah, crosswording...

the most spectacular fun

a person can have without passing out.

I like your protective ensemble.

Bunker gear, if you will.


So, if these kids set you on fire,

you're good to what- 300 degrees?

If I survive this- Phew!

I'm supposed to go on a blind date tonight.

[Chuckles Nervously]

Yeah. Steve.

Steve. Yeah.

His mother probably thinks he's gay.

So, my parents are no doubt pimping me out

to test his sexuality. Thanks. [Chuckles]

But I'm- I'm- I'm gonna cancel.

Yeah. I mean, wouldn't you?

Yeah? Though I-I could use a little-


If you know what I'm saying.


- Yeah. Been a long time.

- [Door Opens]

[Children Cheering]

Mary Horowitz.

Yes. Yes. That is-That's me.

Here's a treat, students.

Miss Mary Horowitz is the crossword constructor

for the Sacramento Herald.

You know the crossword puzzles that you see

each week in the newspaper?

Well, it's her job to create them.

Isn't that fun?

Ladies and gentlemen...

people do crossword puzzles all the time...

but they don't often think of the person who made

all the words fit together.

Crossword constructors have

above-average intelligence...

and it helps if they can spell.


Okay. Um-

Okay. That's good.

Imagine, if you will, a world.

- A world-

- Daniel. You have a question.

You make a living doing that?


One puzzle a week

can't make you enough to live on.

How do you pay your rent?

Oh, uh-

Well, my parents have graciously permitted me

to bunk at their abode...

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