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Writer (WGA):
Alan Alda (written by)
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Release Date:
22 June 1990 (USA) See more »
The wedding picture doesn't always tell the whole story.
Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good-hearted, well-intentioned comedy with realistic characters...but it's not that funny See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alan Alda ... Eddie Hopper

Joey Bishop ... Mr. Hopper - Eddie's Father

Madeline Kahn ... Lola Hopper

Anthony LaPaglia ... Stevie Dee

Catherine O'Hara ... Gloria Henner

Joe Pesci ... Oscar Henner

Molly Ringwald ... Betsy Hopper

Ally Sheedy ... Connie Hopper

Burt Young ... Georgie
Julie Bovasso ... Grandma

Nicolas Coster ... Harry Lovell

Bibi Besch ... Nancy Lovell

Dylan Walsh ... Jake Lovell
Camille Saviola ... Angelica

Allan Rich ... Nate Tobias
Sully Boyar ... Morris (Lola's Dad)
Monica Carr ... Joy

Frankie Faison ... Zack Monroe (as Frankie R. Faison)

Tom Mardirosian ... Dave Delahees
Larry Block ... Barber
Helen Hanft ... Fitter
Mario Todisco ... Anselmo (Bodyguard)
Paul B. Mixon ... Plumber
William Duff-Griffin ... Caterer
Thomas John Caliguri ... Man at Wedding

Samuel L. Jackson ... Taxi Dispatcher (Mickey)
Janet Pasquale ... Georgies Companion

Harry L. Seddon ... Man On Phone / Taxi Garage
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carol Bawer ... Disgruntled Patron (uncredited)
Curtis Lambert ... Groomsman (uncredited)

Hamilton Perkins ... Man Outside Restaurant (uncredited)
Larry Rapp ... Man Outside Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Alda 
Writing credits
Alan Alda (written by)

Produced by
Martin Bregman .... producer
Michael Bregman .... associate producer (as Michael Scott Bregman)
Louis A. Stroller .... producer
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
Cinematography by
Kelvin Pike 
Film Editing by
Michael E. Polakow 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
Production Design by
John Jay Moore 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Kahn 
Costume Design by
Mary Malin 
Makeup Department
Dalaree Goodwin .... assistant hair stylist
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup artist
Herita Jones .... assistant makeup artist
Peggy Nicholson .... hair stylist
Jeffrey Sacino .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jacob Conrad .... assistant unit manager
Jeffrey L. Hayes .... production manager
Daniel J. Heffner .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yudi Bennett .... first assistant director
Barbara D'Alessandro .... second assistant director
Debra Kent .... second second assistant director: New York
Liz Ryan .... assistant director: New York
Art Department
Kip Bartlett .... on-set dresser
Robert Beck .... property master (as Robbie Beck)
Beth Giles .... set dresser
General Fermon Judd Jr. .... set dresser (as Fermon Judd)
Leigh Kyle .... set dresser: New York
Andrew Moore .... assistant art director
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman
Leslie A. Pope .... set decorator: New York
Gus Ramsden .... model coordinator
Thomas Michael Ryan .... gang boss
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Eric 'Skip' Skipper .... model maker
Mark S. Turner .... scenic
Ralph Woollaston .... construction foreman
Debbie Nolan .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bruce Bell .... foley artist
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Blufer .... sound effects recordist
Robert Bradshaw .... sound editor (as Bob Bradshaw)
Tobie Joanne Caron .... sound effects coordinator
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor
John Michael Fanaris .... sound effects coordinator
Jessica Gallavan .... adr supervising editor (as Jessica Galavan)
Hector C. Gika .... sound editor
Frank Haber .... sound mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Scott D. Jackson .... adr foley supervisor
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Anthony Milch .... sound editor (as Anthony R. Milch)
Andy Napell .... sound re-recording mixer
Josephine Nericcio .... assistant adr editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
John Pritchett .... sound mixer
Katie Rowe .... foley artist
Kim Secrist .... sound editor
Bruce Stambler .... supervising sound editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Maggi Travis .... boom operator: New York
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor (as Don Warner)
Richard E. Yawn .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Greg Hull .... special effects coordinator
Chino Binamo .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunt coordinator
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Robin Grathwol .... stunts
John Hayden .... stunt double
Don Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Jim Lovelett .... stunts (as James Lovelett)
Gino Lucci .... stunts
Steve Mack .... stunts
David Meeks .... stunts
Bruce Moriarty .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
William Pitts .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt double
Jeff Ward .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Alphin .... assistant camera
Michael F. Barrow .... gaffer (as Michael Barrow)
Jock Brandis .... rigging gaffer
Ted Churchill .... steadicam operator
Maurizio Dotto .... first assistant camera: New York
Edward Gold .... camera operator (as Eddie Gold)
Jeff Graham .... second assistant camera
Jim Cody Harrington .... key grip (as Cody Harrington)
Patricia Harrison .... first assistant camera
Steve Head .... assistant camera
George Hesse .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Alan Pickelsimer .... grip
Monty Rowan .... camera operator
Patricia Van Over .... first assistant camera (as Pattie Vanover)
Donald Vetick .... dolly grip
Mike Repeta .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting: New York
Craig Fincannon .... extras casting
Mark Fincannon .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy W. Corrigan .... costumer: New York
Laurie Johnson .... costumer: New York
Lisa Lovaas .... costume supervisor
Eileen Sieff Stroup .... costumer
Alonzo Wilson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Jeff Etcher .... assistant editor
Carole Henderson Harrington .... assistant editor
William Shaffer .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bill Benton .... music editor
Frank Haber .... music editor
Jim Harrison .... supervising music editor
Dan Marfisi .... song
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Armin Steiner .... music editor
Transportation Department
Anthony Forester .... transportation captain (as Anthony 'Bubba' Forester)
Roy A. Grace .... driver
Other crew
Carol Bawer .... set production assistant
Sidney Brammer .... unit production coordinator: New York
Cindy Cullom .... stand-in
Chrissie Davis .... production coordinator
James Ellis .... script supervisor
Ken Hudson .... production assistant
Deena Kilmon .... stand-in: Molly Ringwald
Michael Klawitter .... assistant to Martin Bregman and Louis A. Stroller
John C. Kruize .... assistant accountant
Pamela Kuri .... key set production assistant
Geni Marino .... assistant to Martin Bregman and Louis A. Stroller
Vicki Matlin .... caterer
David Meeks .... animal handler
Virginia Newton .... production assistant
Randall Pickett .... craft service
Julianna Pitt .... production assistant
Michael W. Stroud .... location manager (as Michael Stroud)
Elissa Van Poznak .... production assistant
Michael Zorek .... production assistant
E. Michael Hewett .... production assistant: day player (uncredited)
Cleland Hoff .... stand-in (uncredited)

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94 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Inspired by Alan Alda's own daughter's wedding.See more »
Stevie Dee:I could be whatever you need. I could do anything for the woman I love. I believe in saying what you feel. You are the blood in my veins, I would walk through fire for you. I will always be available, I belong to you.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good-hearted, well-intentioned comedy with realistic characters...but it's not that funny, 28 January 2002
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

I have to admire Alan Alda for writing a film that contains characters we can actually relate to. Characters who seem like normal, everyday people and not farcical Hollywood creations. The problem? The film hardly goes anywhere. And I only got a few laughs. I'm not asking for "The Naked Gun." I'm not asking for a new gag every two minutes. But this film just didn't have enough humor to classify itself as a comedy. It needed an extra dose of energy, and I feel Alda should've stayed in front of the camera. Because his direction is flat, and the whole movie just seems like one big home video. Though the movie is only a little over ninety minutes, I felt some scenes belonged on the cutting room floor.

The cast is superb and first-rate, and they could've shined with a funnier script. Joe Pesci is the best of a lot, in a role quite different from his usual wise-cracking, tough-guy-from-Brooklyn act. Other talents are Catherine O'Hara, Anthony LaPaglia, the late Madeline Kahn and Molly Ringwald.

My Dad used to say, whenever he would watch a bad comedy, "I guess they call it a comedy, since there's no tragedy in it." That's how I can classify "Betsy's Wedding." No tragedy, but the laughs are scarce.

P.S.: Look fast for Samuel L. Jackson as a taxi dispatcher.

My score: 5 (out of 10)

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