635 Sutter Street
checks into the Beresford Hotel on Sutter Street on the eve of his wedding
day then finds himself on a life altering 24-hour adventure in San Francisco.
The 2000 romantic comedy Just One Night attempts to create a quasi
fantasy world in a town filled with quirks. Results are hit-or-miss. City
locations help. Hutton is the weak link. Mayor
Willie Brown appears in a small speaking part as a courtroom judge.
Unfortunately, a strange camera angle that makes the mayor look childlike
behind the bench and the fact that his takes were clearly shot in isolation
from the rest of the action make the scene quite awkward. Written and directed
by Alan Jacobs. With Maria Grazia Cucinotta as Aurora (who smashes all
the Maiden Lane windows at Bally of Switzerland
to find a shoe for Hutton's character) and Udo Kier as Walter, the possessive
husband who gets cuckolded in the last act of the picture. Opening sequence
shows a jet flying north over the bay then landing at San Francisco International
Airport, located in the opposite direction. Just One Night also includes
a great shot of the Ferry Building, post-Embarcadero
Freeway but before the new plaza
had been built there.
about Just One Night