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A Wedding (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  29 August 1978 (USA)
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The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests.

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Tulip Brenner
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Snooks Brenner
Amy Stryker ...
Muffin Brenner
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Buffy Brenner
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Hughie Brenner
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Rev. David Ruteledge
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Candice Ruteledge
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Aunt Marge Spar
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Ruby Spar
Lesley Rogers ...
Rosie Bean
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Russell Bean (as Timothy Thomerson)
Marta Heflin ...
Shelby Munker
David Brand ...
Ruteledge Child
Christian Brand ...
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Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the aging priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's grandma expires in bed just as the reception starts. Could be quite an occasion. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Trivia

Instead of using a typical boom mike to pick up dialogue, director Altman required all the actors wear portable microphones to assist in creating overlapping dialogue. He used this technique several times since first developing it for this film. See more »

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The DVD case / movie poster has Howard Duff's name over the photograph of Vittorio Gassman, who portrays "Luigi". Howard Duff portrays "Dr. Jules Meecham". See more »

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[last lines]
Rita Billingsley: You know weddings are the happiest events I could possibly dream of and yet some how when they're over it's always so sad.
Rosie Bean: Yea, I know what you mean.
Rita Billingsley: You must have had a beautiful wedding. Did you?
Rosie Bean: Oh yea, I had a great weddin'. Umm, it wasn't anything like this. We were real poor but it was beautiful and my husband Russell looked so handsome. You know all the girls were after him, but he picked me to marry. Yea I think that was the happiest day of my life. But you're right, when ...
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Funiculi Funicula
(1880) (uncredited)
Music by Luigi Denza
Played on violin by Ellie Albers when the men are in the basement
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Hardly a fiasco
11 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is actually one of Altman's most underrated films from his late seventies period. I have been catching it a lot on the Romance channel (of all places) recently .It is set during a wedding and the two families who comprise the story. Good ensemble acting as we would expect from an Altman film, especially Paul Dooley, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett and Lilian Gish. While not in the same vein as say Nashville, it is definitively worth watching, especially for Altman aficionados.


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