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Popular Chicago TV weatherman David Spritz has a shot at the big time when "Hello America," a national morning show, calls him for an audition. At the top of the world professionally, David is approaching disaster on a personal level as rapidly as the weather changes. His painful divorce, his dad's illness, and trouble with his kids have David poised on the knife's edge between stability and calamity. Trying to gain control of his situation, David slowly comes to realize that life, much like the weather, is completely unpredictable.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 10 S-words, 2 GD's, some other profanity. SEX/NUDITY: A sex scene, verbal sex humor. VIOLENCE: Some mild physical violence. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and cigarettes. ACTION: One foot chase. COMEDY: Mild verbal sex humor and some physical comedy.
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Meet David Spritz (Nicolas Cage), Chicago's local weatherman for WCH, Channel 6. For many, he's more than just someone who forecasts sun, rain, sleet or snow — he's a moving target. Pelted on a regular basis with soda pop, malts and fast food by jealous fans, many of whom have a curious love-hate relationship with him, David wants nothing more than respect... especially from his father, prize-winning author Robert Spritzel (Michael Caine). He also wants his estranged wife Noreen (Hope Davis) to love him again, his daughter (Gemmenne De Ia
Pefia) to be happy, and son (Nicholas Hoult) to stay out of trouble. On top of that, David wouldn't mind mastering archery.
But although David's life is full of inner turmoil, on the outside the weatherman with the winning smile and onscreen charm appears to be pretty much under control. Even the producers of the prestigious New York-based "Hello America,” hosted by Bryant Gumbel (portraying himself), have noticed his work and want him to audition for their syndicated national morning show. Still, no amazing career opportunity seems to be stopping David's personal life from going into a skid, and much like the tornadoes he predicts, he could be headed for a path of destruction.