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The Wedding Party (1969)

R | | Comedy | 9 April 1969 (USA)
See Robert DeNiro in his first starring role in Brian DePalma's wildly comic first feature The Wedding Party!

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valda Setterfield ...
Mrs. Fish
Raymond McNally ...
Mr. Fish
John Braswell ...
Reverend Oldfield
Charles Pfluger ...
Cecil (as Robert Denero)
Judy Thomas ...
Sue Ann Gilfillan ...
Ninny (as Sue Ann Converse)
John Quinn ...
Richard Kolmar ...
Jean-Claude / Singh / Klaus
Jane Odin ...
Penny Bridgers ...
Nancy Reeder ...


See Robert DeNiro in his first starring role in Brian DePalma's wildly comic first feature The Wedding Party!

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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9 April 1969 (USA)  »

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Festa de Casamento  »

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$43,000 (estimated)

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Shot in 1963. The production company went broke, and the film wasn't released until 1969. See more »


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I did not really get it
20 September 2006 | by (United States Kentucky Hancock) – See all my reviews

This film is very slow paced and dated. I got this as I am a huge fan of Brian De Palma and must, simply must see everything he does and did. This film however is not very good. I would like to pawn it off on the fact that De Palma did not direct the whole thing and was just one third of the team but that would be a lazy cop out. This movie is slow because he and the others are new and inexperienced at film making. This was one of his first movies if not the first and you can tell he is a virgin as far as film-making goes. This movie does a few high points. Their is the typical fast forward motion that most De Palma films have in this but I think it was more to save film in this than to be artistic, but it was out of this that the fast forward shots for Carrie, Hi, Mom, and Greetings were born. Their is also a highly funny portion in this movie with an Arab ex boyfriend of the bride who comes to visit. I love this part of the movie the groom is trying to pass the bride off to the Arab so he can free himself from the shackles that will be marriage, but the Arab does not bite and gets the heck out. This movie is also good because it has early performances by Robert De Niro and William Finnley. They are great as the grooms guest and I love that they are in this. Watch this movie for De Palma's growth as a filmmaker but stay away if you are just an average movie goer.

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