As Good as It Gets
As Good as It Gets
A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.
Directed By James L. Brooks
Screenplay By James L. Brooks, Mark Andrus
Cast Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Julie Benz
Produced By James L. Brooks, Kristi Zea, Bridget Johnson
Film Editing By Richard Marks
Cinematography By John Bailey
Music By Hans Zimmer

Gracie Films


United States



Release Date

December 25, 1997


139 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

TriStar Pictures

Budget $50,000,000
Gross $314,178,0111



  • Jack Nicholson as Melvin Udall
  • Helen Hunt as Carol Connelly
  • Greg Kinnear as Simon Bishop
  • Jill the Dog as Verdell
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Frank Sachs
  • Julie Benz as the Receptionist
  • Shirley Knight as Beverly Connelly
  • Jesse James as Spencer "Spence" Connelly
  • Skeet Ulrich as Vincent Lopiano
  • Yeardley Smith as Jackie Simpson
  • Lupe Ontiveros as Nora Manning
  • Harold Ramis as Dr. Martin Bettes
  • Danielle Spencer as The Veterinarian



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