THE FAVOR is the simplest of five-handed farces from trusty Hollywood laborer Donald Petrie, whose MYSTIC PIZZA accidentally made a star out of Julia Roberts, and whose OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS made a nuisance out of Dana Carvey. This labored sex comedy is one of a clutch of shelved films
released in 1994 by the reorganized Orion.
Kathy (Harley Jane Kozak) asks single friend Emily (Elizabeth McGovern) for a favor: since Emily's going to Denver on business, would she mind looking up Kathy's high school flame and sleeping with him? Married to nice-guy mathematician Peter (Bill Pullman), Kathy wants to make sure the life
she's living isn't somehow a mistake. Meanwhile...