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A Wedding (1978)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Gerald Busby ...
Rev. David Ruteledge
Peggy Ann Garner ...
Candice Ruteledge
Mark R. Deming ...
Matthew Ruteledge
Mary Seibel ...
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 ...
Ruteledge Child (as Chris 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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29 August 1978 (USA)  »

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Un matrimonio  »

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Actress Lillian Gish's first theatrical feature film in a decade. Gish's last had been playing Mrs. Smith in The Comedians (1967) in 1967. Gish was 82 years old when she appeared in A Wedding (1978). 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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Ruby Sparr: Do you smoke?
Shelby Munker: No, it makes me dizzy.
Ruby Sparr: Me too, that's why I like it.
Shelby Munker: Well I try to do natural things. A lot of people in my family died of cancer. Bye.
Ruby Sparr: They... they died of cancer smoking pot?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
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Music by Richard Wagner
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Hilarious
10 December 2006 | by (Suriname) – See all my reviews

It seems, I am one of the few commenters who think this movie very funny. Maybe it is, because I am not American. In my opinion A wedding is a great spoof of American culture. It is not a prerogative of the English to keep up appearances. Maybe it is just my weird sense of humour. There are few things as funny as people trying the best they can to run everything smoothly and perfectly, just because decencey commands it, and failing. Altman mercilessly shows the inevitable result: hypocrisy. This is what happens, when people deny human shortcomings. That's why I think A wedding is not typical a 70's movie, but has enduring qualities. Compared to Gosford Park it is easy to follow all the subplots. I like A wedding even better than Mash.


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