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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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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
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Candice Ruteledge
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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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Director Robert Altman admits that the whole production of the film came as a joke. A reporter had kept asking him during the middle of shooting 3 Women (1977) what he planned to do next and Altman jokingly replied that he was going to film someone's wedding seeing as that was becoming a more common thing to do at the time. Altman said: "I'm going to make a movie about a great big fancy wedding!" As Altman reflected on it, he decided it was actually quite a good idea, as he had never been to a wedding where something didn't go wrong. Altman's off-hand idea manifested itself in a drinking session with his 3 Women (1977) crew that evening after the meeting with the journalist. Within a couple of weeks, Altman had commissioned screenwriter John Considine to start developing a story and a guest list. See more »

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Quotes

Tante Marge Sparr: Again. You know I've been married four times, and never thought I was gonna do it again. At least I didn't think so.
Jim Habor: Well I've never been married.
Tante Marge Sparr: Never?
Jim Habor: Never. Not unless you can call being married to a lawn mower a marriage.
Tante Marge Sparr: There's uh, there's nothing wrong with you is there?
Jim Habor: No. There's nothing wrong with me.
Tante Marge Sparr: Well have you ever given some real thought maybe to a, a trip to New Jersey, huh?
Jim Habor: You have some hedges that need trimming my dear?
Tante Marge Sparr: I got a whole lawn that needs trimming.
Jim Habor: That sounds ...
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References Frogs (1972) See more »

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The More I See You
(1945) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung offscreen by Chris La Kome
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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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