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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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Tony
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Dante
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Storyline

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

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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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Trivia

This film was inspired by a true story. Writer 'Neil Simon' heard about the stormy relationship between shoe millionaire Harry Karl and starlet Marie McDonald (nicknamed "The Body") and then wrote this script. See more »

Goofs

The film opens in San Francisco, 1956 and the on the wall of the nightclub (Dexter's) is an advertisement for KJAZ FM. That radio station did not sign on in San Francisco until August, 1959. See more »

Quotes

Vicki Anderson: Shut up, Charley! Just shut up!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/N.E.R.D. (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY (WHAT DID I DO?)
Written by Walter Donaldson
Performed by Alan Paul
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entertaining, lightweight romantic comedy
18 December 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie purports to be based on a real couple. Probably the real couple was more interesting and complex, but surely not as attractive. I generally have problems with Baldwin and Basinger -- normally I find them both rather cold. That's not true in this movie though, perhaps because they were (I've read) having a torrid affair during the filming. In any event, there is real electricity between them, and I like the period atmosphere. I also like the sort of "Disney-fied feel" the movie has; they have filtered out all of the messy parts of reality and made everything comprehensible. It's fake, but it's an appealing fake.


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