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50 FIRST DATES
USA: Columbia Pictures
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Kent Avenido, Dan Aykroyd, Pomaika'i Brown, Glen Chin, Blake Clark, Lynn Collins, Allen Covert, Adam Del Rio, Wayne Federman, Amy Hill, Kevin James, Joe Nakashima, Sharon Omi, Mark Pinkosh, Missi Pyle, Maya Rudolph, Anne Stedman, Lusia Strus, Katheryn Winnick
Director: Peter Segal
UK: 99 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 on appeal for crude sexual humor and drug references (previously rated R in 2003)
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references and drug use
USA Release Date: 13 February 2004
UK Release Date: 9 April 2004
50 FIRST DATES is an unforgettable romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler as Henry, a love-'em-and-leave-'em Lothario, and Drew Barrymore as Lucy, a high school art teacher with a unique neurological disorder that causes her memory to be erased overnight - every night.
Arctic marine life veterinarian Henry Roth (Sandler) has his future all mapped out. When he's not tending to the sea animals at Sea Life Park in Hawaii, he is breaking the hearts of mainland tourists in search of a vacation romance. A long-term relationship for Henry is out of the question. It would scuttle his 10-year dream of sailing to Alaska to study the underwater life of walruses.
Henry is close to making his dream come true when his schooner, the Sea Serpent, suffers a mishap during a trial run, which lands him at the Hukilau Cafe where the regulars eye him with distrust when he sets his eyes on one of its patrons, the beautiful young Lucy Whitmore (Barrymore).
Henry is immediately smitten with Lucy, who is seated alone, having breakfast. Intrigued by her methodical way of dissecting her waffles and turning them into a perfect teepee, he returns to the Hukilau the following day. Lucy again is seated alone with her waffles, only this time she turns them into a perfect log cabin. When the door to her waffle cabin won't stay shut, Henry seizes the opportunity, walks over, takes a toothpick and uses it to create a door hinge.
As they chat about waffles and sea mammals, Henry finds himself more and more interested in Lucy. Ignoring his own rule about dating local girls, he makes a date to meet her for breakfast the next day. But when he arrives and makes a reference to their previous conversation, she thinks he's some kind of freak and calls for help.
Lucy has no idea who he is. And Henry realizes that if he wants to win her affections, he's going to have to start over again every day for the rest of his life.