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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tulip Brenner
Snooks Brenner
Muffin Brenner
Buffy Brenner
Hughie Brenner
Gerald Busby ...
Rev. David Ruteledge
Candice Ruteledge
Mark R. Deming ...
Matthew Ruteledge
Mary Seibel ...
Aunt Marge Spar
Ruby Spar
Lesley Rogers ...
Rosie Bean
Russell Bean (as Timothy Thomerson)
Marta Heflin ...
Shelby Munker
David Brand ...
Ruteledge Child
Christian Brand ...
Ruteledge Child (as Chris Brand)


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Release Date:

22 November 1978 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Un día de boda  »

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2.35 : 1
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One of five late-1970s films that director Robert Altman made for the 20th Century Fox studio. The movies are HealtH (1980), Quintet (1979), 3 Women (1977), A Wedding (1978) and A Perfect Couple (1979). See more »


Why would Tracy saying she "missed the wedding" be a goof? The writer could have intended sarcasm, with Tracy knowing full-well that she wasn't invited to the wedding and taking it as a slight. See more »


Dino Sloan Corelli: [offering a glass to Lemay] Want some champagne?
Hughie Brenner: Excuse me.
[exits restroom]
Capt. Reedley Roots: Thank you.
[intercepts Lemay's champagne glass]
Capt. Reedley Roots: Lemay, the fly.
[exits restroom]
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Bunky Lemay: Yea. In fact he's interested in everybody's fly.
Matthew Ruteledge: Uh, oh, I remember THE FLY. That was a great picture, uh, David Hedison.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Heavenly Sunlight
(1899) (uncredited)
Music by George Harrison Cook
Lyrics by Henry J. Zelley
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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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