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The Marrying Man (1991)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  5 April 1991 (USA)
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Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to... See full summary »

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Charley Pearl
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Lew Horner
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Adele Horner
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Phil Golden
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Sammy
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Dante
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Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to marry each other. Charley was going to marry his girlfriend but when she finds out about him and Vicki, she leaves him. And Vicki doesn't seem to be his kind of woman at all... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Every man has a weakness. For millionaire Charley Pearl she's blonde, beautiful and loves to say "YES" See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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5 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Too Hot to Handle  »

Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$12,454,768 (USA)
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'Neil Simon' said of his experience working on 'The Marrying Man': "With a play, I have only two people to please - myself and the director. With this movie, it was 19 executives, a director who'd never done anything but animation before, and two stars who would tell you what lines they'd say and what lines they wouldn't say." See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, in the scene with the taxi cab, on close-ups the car has checkered stripe and on general view there is no checkered stripe. See more »

Quotes

Phil: You know what the odds are on that? Impossible to one.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/N.E.R.D. (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

LET'S DO IT
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Kim Basinger
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An excellent romantic comedy; great tunes and real stars
1 January 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

An excellent romantic comedy. Kim Basinger is superb in the role of a cabaret singer. She is gorgeous, immediate, and really puts over a song. She radiates true star quality and the staging of the songs is stunning. The screenplay is fresh and funny, and creates a delightful artificial reality that is validated by the emotional truths it conveys. Alec Baldwin is appealing and natural. Elizabeth Shue is perfectly cast in a subsidiary role and delivers with conviction. Minuses are the supporting four Baldwin buddies and major lapses in mise en scene. A touching, funny, and underrated movie. If, like me, you've passed by the video box for eons, turned off by the Art Disco graphic design, take a deep breath and give it a try.


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