L.A. Story

Synopsis: Harris K Telemacher is a 'wacky weekend weatherman' for a local Los Angeles television station who is searching for meaning in his otherwise cliche ridden Los Angeles life. With the help of an insightful and talkative Freeway sign, Harris embarks on a journey through Los Angeles in pursuit of Sarah, an English reporter who has been sent to the City of Angels to research an article for the London Times.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Mick Jackson
Production: Live Home Video
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
PG-13
Year:
1991
95 min
250 Views


What kind of food do they have?

California Cuisine!

And these damn wrong number dialers.

What the hell do we do about them?

Sara, what do you do?

- I'm here writing

about L.A. For the "London Times."

You've come to the right place.

What do you do, Rollie?

- I deal in English paintings.

Abstract or Realistic?

- Depends on how you look at them.

What's this?

It's an earthquake.

How strong is it, Harris?

I give it a 4.

When a business person needs a gift,

I go and pick something appropriate.

I gifted the entire

Sherman law firm last Christmas.

Sherman, I recieved something

from them, a stun gun!

That was me!

Did you get it monogrammed?

She ought to interview Harry Zell.

- Who's Harry Zell?

The most powerful agent in town.

- Beyond powerful. The miracle worker.

He's supposed to be nice.

He would never stab you in the back.

Napkin?

I think I'm a grown-up, but I'm not.

I'll have a de-caf coffee.

- De-caf espresso. - Cappuccino.

Do you have de-caf coffee ice cream?

- I'll have a de-caf double half caf.

I'll have a twist of lemon.

- Me, too. - Me, too. - Me, too.

I would love to do a make-over on you.

I hope your nose turns out.

As far as I'm concerned, there are

three mystical places in the world.

The desert outside Santa Fe,

the tree of life

in the Arab emirates of Bahrain,

and the restaurant

at Sunset and Crescent.

Because that's

where I first met her and touched her.

Wasn't that girl, Sara, awful?

What's with that accent?

- It's because she's English.

Or she's trying to impress everybody.

- Like that big phoney, Churchill.

About what you said...

- What?

About sleep, and having a boff.

- Listen, if I say that

sort of thing again,

tie me up and gag me.

We tried that once,

but you started laughing.

Leave off alone, there's a dicker.

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