Green Card

Synopsis: George Faure is a Frenchman who has been offered a job in the U.S. But in order to get the job he must obtain a work permit - green card, and the easiest way is to marry an American. Bronte Parrish is a New Yorker who is a keen horticulturist and just found the perfect flat with its own greenhouse. Unfortunately the flat is for married couples only. A marriage of convenience seems the ideal solution to both problems. To convince the immigration officers they are married for love, they must move in with each other. As the mismatched couple attempt to cope with life together, they start to fall in love.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Peter Weir
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

- How much?

- $ 1.50.

Miss? Miss, your change.

If you wish to find

the express train...

try the B.M. T.

Spare a little change?

Anybody, spare a little change?


A little change?

I need some lunch.

- Watch where you're going there, man.

- Anybody?

... corrupt society

I know the time will be here again

When the taxes are taken

You know it will lead to the end

- Look at you.

- Hi, Anton. Oh.

- I've never seen you

all dressed up like this.

- Well, do I look the part?

Sure. Look at me.


- Coffee?

- Oh. No. Yes! Oh, I'm so nervous.

- Well, you're supposed to be nervous

on your wedding day.

- Oh, right, right.

- You really look absolutely gorgeous.

- Oh, thanks. I borrowed the dress.

- It's a marvellous thing

you're doing, Bront. Really.

- Oh, Anton, please, no speeches.

- I think you and Georges will...

- No speeches.

- Okay, no speeches.

Hey, hey, Georges!


More! More!

- Nice to meet you.

- You too.

- You were very good.

- So were you.

Oh, here's Anton.

That's a copy for you, Bront.

- I'll never forget Afrika.

- Africa?

Yes, where we met.

Oh, the coffee shop. Right.

Okay, so, uh, good luck with your life.

Et merci, Anton.

- And good luck with your composing.

- With what?

Your music.

Oh, yes. Uh, right. Yes. Okay.

- So what happens next?

- That's it.

You don't even have to see him again.

- You should take a look at that.

- Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

That could potentially be a problem.

Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.


Yes. That's where we met.

And he's there now again.

Uh, I wish he were here...

but he's not.

He'd love the apartment, though.

He travels a great deal.

But he's the quiet type.

We both are, really.

What's he doing there?

He's a composer.

- African music.

- Not drums?

We couldn't have someone

who played the drums here.

Oh, no. No. He studies their music.

He's an academic.

- He, himself, is not African?

- He's French.

- Oh, oh, oh, French. Oh.

- Oh.

What is this? "Green Guerillas."

Not some sort of an army, is it?

It's a volunteer garden group,

Mrs Bird.

They do very good work

amongst the poor.

And you'll notice that Mrs Faur

is also with our city parks department.

Uh, we did have problems

with a recent tenant...

a single gentleman, uh, who, uh,

neglected the responsibilities...

associated with 12-F.

Mmm, that's why the board feels...

that a young married couple

would be more suitable.

Well, I think it's the fact that

Mrs Faur is a horticulturist

that's very much in her favour.

- Yes, but it is highly irregular to give

our approval without meeting Mr Faur.

- I like the couple from the bank.

- Not the one with the dog.

- Look, I'm very aware of the situation.

It's just that...

well, I could bring the garden back

to the way the late professor had it.

I don't want to get too technical, but

the moracus syconia needs thinning...

and the crinums and the zamias

are sadly neglected.

The chamaedorea's root bound,

and special care must be taken...

for the poor cyathaceae dicksonia.

Not to mention the cordyline

or the heliconia.

And there's work

nurturing the aspidistra...

begonias, the bromeliads.


Yo, baby!

Yo, Bront!

The city fathers give

their blessing to the project.

- All right!

- Yeah. Talk about the 11 th hour, huh?

- I've got some good news.

- Oh, what's that?

How about 3,000 square feet

of quality topsoil?

- You're kidding!

- No. Get this.

Burger King does this... this big

press hype over at the Sheraton Centre.

- Uh-huh.

- They recreate Texas or something.

- Hey.

A giant burger city

in the middle of Texas.

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Peter Weir

Peter Lindsay Weir, AM ( WEER; born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. He was a leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970–1990), with films such as the mystery drama Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the supernatural thriller The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981). The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production The Year of Living Dangerously (1983). After the success of The Year of Living Dangerously, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films covering most genres—many of them major box office hits—including Academy Award-nominated films such as the thriller Witness (1985), the drama Dead Poets Society (1989), the romantic comedy Green Card (1990), the social science fiction comedy-drama The Truman Show (1998) and the epic historical drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). For his work on these five films, Weir personally accrued six Academy Award nominations as either a director, writer or producer. Since 2003, Weir's productivity has sharply declined, having directed only one subsequent feature, the critically successful but financial flop The Way Back (2010). more…

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