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The Marrying Man (1991)

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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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Every man has a weakness. For millionaire Charley Pearl she's blonde, beautiful and loves to say "YES" 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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stars Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger fell in love and married shortly after working on this project. 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 »


Vicki Anderson: Shut up, Charley! Just shut up!
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »


Written by Buddy Johnson
Performed by Kim Basinger
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20 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the movie where Alec Balwin and Kim Baisinger fall in love, FOR REAL! Their chemistry is potent and obvious... and they were married shortly after!

Yes, it's very funny in places, a tribute to human emotional insanity under the influence of love... and OH so true.

Largely, to my mind, because of the REAL emotions between the main characters (they WEREN'T acting) it was fantastic. Alec is the quintessential male victim of love - totally illogical and totally devoted to the female who's totally seduced him. And she comes to believe a man willing to die for her is better than the meal ticket she's got in the mob guy... to everyone's detriment.

Watch it again, people, appreciating it's relation to actual history...

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