Nisha Rathode (Editor)

LA Story

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
7/101 Votes Alchetron
1 Ratings
Rate This

Rate This

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Initial DVD release  May 20, 1998
Writer  Steve Martin
Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Director  Mick Jackson
Screenplay  Steve Martin
Country  United States
LA Story movie poster
Release date  February 8, 1991 (1991-02-08)
Cast  Steve Martin (Harris K. Telemacher), Sarah Jessica Parker (SanDeE), Victoria Tennant (Sara McDowel), Richard E. Grant (Roland Mackey), Marilu Henner (Trudi), Susan Forristal (Ariel)
Similar movies  Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Beverly Hills Cop, Beverly Hills Cop III, Beverly Hills Cop II, Holy Man

L a story 1991 official trailer 1 steve martin fantasy comedy

Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) has the easiest job in the world: hes a TV weatherman in Los Angeles, where the weather is so predictable he tapes his forecasts days in advance. Bored with his job, his life and his relationship with longtime girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner), Harris begins to receive secret messages from an electronic freeway sign near his home, which lead him to pursue romance with a British journalist (Victoria Tennant) and a vapid young model (Sarah Jessica Parker).


LA Story movie scenes

L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy fantasy satire film, written by and starring Steve Martin, and directed by Mick Jackson. Set in Los Angeles, California, it relates a series of episodes in the romantic life of an L.A. TV weather forecaster. It includes surreal sequences in which he is offered romantic advice flashed to him by a freeway sign. The movie blends romantic comedy with fantasy and satire elements that both satirize and celebrate L.A. culture.

The soundtrack includes three songs by Enya, "On Your Shore" and "Exile" (from Watermark) and "Epona" (from Enya).

LA Story movie scenes

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.


LA Story movie scenes

Harris K. Telemacher (Steve Martin) is a TV meteorologist living in Los Angeles. He is in a dead-end relationship with his social-climbing girlfriend Trudi (Marilu Henner), and wants to find some meaning and magic in his life.

LA Story movie scenes

At a luncheon with a group of friends, he meets Sara (Victoria Tennant), a journalist from London, with whom he immediately becomes infatuated.

LA Story movie scenes

Driving home that night, his car breaks down on the freeway and he pulls over. He notices that a freeway traffic condition sign seems to be displaying messages intended solely for him. It offers him cryptic advice on his love life throughout the movie.

L.A. Story movie scenes L A Story 1991 Official Trailer 1 Steve Martin Fantasy Comedy

He begins to fall for Sara, but she is conflicted because she has tentatively pledged to reconcile with her ex-husband, Roland (Richard E. Grant). Feeling that a relationship with Sara is unlikely, Harris begins dating SanDeE (Sarah Jessica Parker), a ditzy wannabe spokesmodel whom he meets at a clothing store. After his first date with her, Harris discovers that Trudi has been cheating on him for three years with his agent.

L.A. Story movie scenes  and they d have sushi and Coronas out so that as people were wrapping up they could finish the week with food and a beer It was just great

The discovery leads him to pursue his romantic interest in Sara. This is complicated by his new relationship with SanDeE and by Saras feeling of obligation to Roland.

By the conclusion, he has successfully wooed Sara - with some encouragement and advice from the sign.


  • Steve Martin as Harris K. Telemacher
  • Victoria Tennant as Sara McDowel
  • Richard E. Grant as Roland Mackey
  • Marilu Henner as Trudi
  • Sarah Jessica Parker as Sandee
  • Susan Forristal as Ariel
  • Kevin Pollak as Frank Swan
  • Sam McMurray as Morris Frost
  • Patrick Stewart as Mr. Perdue, maitre d at LIdiot
  • Iman as a Lunch guest
  • There are uncredited cameo appearances by Chevy Chase, Woody Harrelson, Paula Abdul, Martin Lawrence, Rick Moranis (this would be the fourth and final film in which Moranis appeared with Martin) and Terry Jones. John Lithgow and Scott Bakula filmed scenes — respectively as a movie agent and Harriss neighbour — that didnt appear in the final cut (although references to Lithgows character remain in the freeway shootout and the California Cuisine lunch scenes).

    Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant were real-life husband and wife at the time of the movies production.

    Similar Movies

    L.A. Story movie scenes L A Story jpg

    Steve Martin appears in LA Story and Roxanne. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kevin Pollak appear in LA Story and Miami Rhapsody. Get Over It (2001). Steve Martin appears in LA Story and The Jerk. Sarah Jessica Parker appears in LA Story and Failure to Launch.


    The film was a box office success.

    It was also critically well received, and has a 94% fresh approval rating from critics on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes. L.A. Story was voted by a group of Los Angeles Times writers and editors as the 20th best film set in Los Angeles in the last 25 years — with two criteria: "The movie had to communicate some inherent truth about the L.A. experience, and only one film per director was allowed on the list".

  • American Film Institute recognition:
  • AFIs 100 Years... 100 Laughs — Nominated
  • References

    L.A. Story Wikipedia
    LA Story IMDb LA Story

    Similar Topics
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Beverly Hills Cop II
    Beverly Hills Cop III