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Betsy's Wedding (1990)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 June 1990 (USA)
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Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island ... See full summary »

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Eddie Hopper
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Mr. Hopper - Eddie's Father
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Lola Hopper
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Stevie Dee
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Gloria Henner
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Oscar Henner
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Connie Hopper
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Georgie
Julie Bovasso ...
Grandma
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Harry Lovell
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Nancy Lovell
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Jake Lovell
Camille Saviola ...
Angelica
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Nate Tobias
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Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by Jake's rich WASP parents that he blows the ceremony up into a bank-breaking showpiece, sending his wife, Lola, into a financial panic. Pressure from Betsy's extended family to include their joint Jewish and Italian-Catholic heritage in the ceremony doesn't do much to assuage the title character's worries, nor does the lovelorn bitterness of her older sister, Connie, who's single, her parents assume, because she has the audacity to pursue the unfeminine profession of police officer. With all of his funds tied up into the money pit of a house he's building, Betsy's dad has to turn to his crooked brother-in-law, Oscar, for financial assistance, and soon a soft-spoken but menacing young mobster named Stevie Dee is supervising Eddie's construction project and ... Written by Anonymous

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The wedding picture doesn't always tell the whole story.

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22 June 1990 (USA)  »

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Three Daughters  »

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Inspired by Alan Alda's own daughter's wedding. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Henner: [romantically] Oh, Oscar... go fuck yourself!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) See more »

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Come Fly with Me
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Frankie Avalon
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This film is highlighted by its great all star cast
28 October 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Alan Alda wrote, directed and stars in this tale in which he portrays a father who wants the best wedding reception and party possible for his soon to be wed daughter, Betsy (Molly Ringwald). He's even willing to go so far as to let the wedding be financed by the mob. Fairly amusing and plenty of big stars in small or costarring parts help to propel it.


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