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A Wedding (1978)

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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
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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
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)
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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 día de boda  »

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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 »

Quotes

Dr. Jules Meecham: What the hell is that?
Reverend David Ruteledge: That's a glass of milk.
Dr. Jules Meecham: You're kidding?
Reverend David Ruteledge: Dr. Meecham as a physician you should know the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
Dr. Jules Meecham: You mean you don't drink?
Reverend David Ruteledge: No.
Dr. Jules Meecham: In other words, when you get up in the morning that's as good as you're gonna feel all day.
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Give Me the Simple Life
(1946) (uncredited)
Music by Rube Bloom
Lyrics by Harry Ruby
Played on piano and Sung by Tony Llorens
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Wonderful, vintage Altman
27 February 2002 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

This is a fascinating comedy from Robert Altman's peak period

before his 80's downslide. A Wedding is sadly underappreciated,

and really deserves to be rediscovered, especially after the recent

success of Gosford Park which is an obvious companion piece to

this film. Both films deal with class and gender distinctions and

feature an eccentric group of party-goers who can't seem to leave

the soiree and are trapped in a mansion (obviously inspired by

Buenel's Exterminating Angel). A Wedding is filled with great

performances especially Carol Burnett, who is the heart of the film;

Geraldine Chaplin; Desi Arnaz Jr.; and Mia Farrow. Highly

recommended.


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