The Marrying Man (1991)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charley Pearl
Lew Horner
Adele Horner
Phil Golden
Jeremy Roberts ...
Big John Studd ...
Tom Milanovich ...
Tim Hauser ...
Carey Eidel ...
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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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About to marry the perfect girl, suddenly he meets the girl of his dreams... See more »


Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

5 April 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Too Hot to Handle  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)


$12,454,768 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Penelope Ann Miller was the first choice to play Adele Horner. See more »


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 »


Phil: You know what the odds are on that? Impossible to one.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »


Written by Benny Goodman, Edgar M. Sampson, Andy Razaf and Chick Webb
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WOW---what a sleeper
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like Damon Runyon (obviously, Neil Simon does!), it's a probable 12 to 7 that you will LOVE this movie. Sets are fabulous depiction of "old Las Vegas" as are costumes. Because of the period depiction, this movie is more entertaining now than when it was released in 1991. Almost as good as "Let it Ride" (Richard Dryfus).

If you are looking for reality, you won't find it here. But what you will find is clever (remember, Neil Simon wrote it), good acting, and GREAT singing by Kim Basinger (I didn't know she could do that!)and absolutely fabulous narration by I don't even know who. The morning line on this movie may have been 5 to 2 but it closed an odds on favorite in my book.

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