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Writer (WGA):
Neil Simon (written by)
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5 April 1991 (USA) See more »
Every man has a weakness. For millionaire Charley Pearl she's blonde, beautiful and loves to say "YES" See more »
Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A fairy tale with beautiful people, great music, stylish atmosphere, clever dialogues, good humor and adult problems See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kim Basinger ... Vicki Anderson

Alec Baldwin ... Charley Pearl

Robert Loggia ... Lew Horner

Elisabeth Shue ... Adele Horner

Armand Assante ... Bugsy Siegel

Paul Reiser ... Phil Golden

Fisher Stevens ... Sammy

Peter Dobson ... Tony

Steve Hytner ... George
Jeremy Roberts ... Gus
Big John Studd ... Dante

Tony Longo ... Sam
Tom Milanovich ... Andy
Tim Hauser ... Woody
Carey Eidel ... Cab Driver

Marla Heasley ... Sheila
Karen Medak ... Sherry

Rebecca Staab ... Arlene
Melissa Behr ... Dee

Paul Collins ... Butler

Dave Florek ... Gas Attendant
Geof Prysirr ... Bartender
Teresa Gilmore ... Bugsy's Blonde (as Teresa Gilmore-Capps)

Alan Mandell ... Justice #1
Elly Enriquez ... Woo Ling
Joe Guzaldo ... Announcer / Manager
Shanti Kahn ... Nurse
Clarke Gordon ... Charley's Father

Gretchen Wyler ... Gwen

Susan Kellermann ... Bobbie

Kathryn Layng ... Emma
Janni Brenn ... Liz
Joe Bellan ... Waiter

Don Keefer ... Justice #3
Jules I. Epstein ... Maitre d'
Robin Frates ... Grace

Kristen Cloke ... Louise
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Priscilla Cory ... Pretty Brunette in Lounge (uncredited)

Nicole Hansen ... Tidbit Girl (uncredited)
Pamela Pond ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Rees 
Writing credits
Neil Simon (written by)

Produced by
Donald Kreiss .... associate producer
David Permut .... producer
David Streit .... co-producer
Original Music by
David Newman 
Cinematography by
Donald E. Thorin 
Film Editing by
Michael Jablow 
Michael R. Miller 
Michael Tronick 
Casting by
Ronnie Yeskel 
Production Design by
William F. Matthews 
Art Direction by
Mark W. Mansbridge  (as Mark Mansbridge)
Set Decoration by
Jim Duffy 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
Makeup Department
Stephen Abrums .... makeup artist: Ms. Basinger (as Stephen A. Abrums)
Janice Alexander .... hair stylist (as Jan Alexander)
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist: Ms. Basinger (as Judy Alexander Cory)
Jane English .... body makeup
Jack Freeman .... makeup artist: Ms. Basinger and Mr. Baldwin: additional photography (as John A. Freeman)
Jim Kail .... makeup artist
Susan V. Kalinowski .... key hair stylist: additional photography (as Susan Kalinowski)
Lisa Pharren .... makeup artist
Richard Sabre .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... key makeup artist: additional photography
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sharon Mann .... unit production manager: additional photography
Jerry Sobul .... unit production manager
Richard Stenta .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Baxter .... dga trainee
Seth Cirker .... second second assistant director
Hope R. Goodwin .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Hope Goodwin)
David B. Householter .... first assistant director (as David Householter)
David Michael Katz .... second second assistant director: additional photography (as David M. Katz)
John Moio .... second unit director (as John A. Moio)
Richard Oswald .... second assistant director
Cathy A. Roszell .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Cathy Roszell)
Art Department
Nigel A. Boucher .... lead man (as Nigel Boucher)
Robert Branham .... illustrator
Sharleen Bright .... scenic artist
Bruce Crone .... assistant art director
Dennis DeWaay .... construction coordinator (as Dennis DeWay)
Bruce Di Valerio .... construction coordinator: additional photography (as Bruce DiValerio)
Steve Fegley .... construction foreman (as Steven E. Fegley)
Ellen Freund .... property master: additional photography (as Ellen Fay Freund)
Horst Grandt .... property master
Jeff Haley .... set decorator: additional photography
Chris Lane .... storyboard artist
Charles R. Lipscomb .... lead man (as Chuck Lipscomb)
Daniel Maltese .... art director: additional photography (as Dan Maltese)
David J. Negron .... storyboard illustrator
Troy Alan Peters .... assistant property master
Larry Phillips .... assistant property master
Edward Piwowarski .... construction foreman
Lauren E. Polizzi .... set designer (as Lauren Polizzi)
Lawrence Ross Shepard .... construction foreman
Dawn Snyder .... set designer
Mark Boucher .... set dresser (uncredited)
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Marc Meisels .... set dresser (uncredited)
Phil Roberts .... movie poster illustrator (uncredited)
Fred Seibly .... signwriter (uncredited)
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist
Todd Bassman .... boom operator
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... sound editor
Tim Cooney .... production sound mixer
Jeff Courtie .... adr mixer
Louis L. Edemann .... supervising sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor
Michael Georgiades .... cable person
Jacob Goldstein .... sound mixer: additional photography
Eric Gotthelf .... sound re-recording mixer
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Angie Luckey .... assistant sound editor
Donald J. Malouf .... supervising sound editor
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Shawn Murphy .... re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... supervising re-recording mixer
Rod Rogers .... assistant adr editor
Larry Singer .... supervising adr editor
Special Effects by
Roland Tantin .... special effects coordinator
R.J. Hohman .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Robert D. Bailey .... optical artist (as Robert Bailey)
Kenny Alexander .... stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts
Everett Creach .... stunts
Laurie Creach .... stunts (as Lauri Creach)
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts (as Mark Donaldson)
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunts (as Orwin Harvey)
Larry Holt .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts
David LeBell .... stunts (as Dave LeBell)
John Moio .... stunt coordinator (as John A. Moio)
John Moio .... stunts (as John A. Moio)
Paula Marie Moody .... stunts
Beth Nufer .... stunts
George Marshall Ruge .... stunts
Tom Sarmento .... stunts
Jack West .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilbur)
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Alan Wyatt Jr.)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sid Baldwin)
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer
Rick Borchardt .... key grip
James F. Boyle .... chief lighting technician
Bobby Brown .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Bob Brown)
Peter Davidian .... best boy electric
Michael Gershman .... camera operator
Daniel C. Gold .... first assistant camera (as Dan Gold)
Rob Hahn .... camera operator
William T. Jones .... key grip: additional photography (as William T. 'Jake' Jones)
Ian Kincaid .... gaffer: additional photography (as Ian R. Kincaid)
Brian LeGrady .... second assistant camera
Michael McGreevy .... best boy grip (as Mike McGreevy)
Clyde Smith .... dolly grip
Chris Squires .... camera operator
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... first assistant camera (as Don Thorin Jr.)
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Oscar Gomez .... grip (uncredited)
Edward A. Gutentag .... film loader (uncredited)
Chris Napolitano .... electrician (uncredited)
Ismael Ruiz .... electrician (uncredited)
Kurt E. Soderling .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Monty Woodard .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Donna DeCarl .... casting associate
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie K. Chan .... costumer
Armand B. Coutu Jr. .... costumer
Linda Henrikson .... costumer: Ms. Basinger
Mitchell Ray Kenney .... costumer (as Mitchell Kenney)
Linda Matthews .... costume supervisor
Randi Mavestrand .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Thomas R. Bryant .... assistant editor
Peter Fandetti .... assistant editor
Vaune Kirby Frechette .... first assistant editor (as Vaune Kirby)
Alexander Garcia .... second assistant editor
Julie Hall .... assistant editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Reine-Claire .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
John Cutcliffe .... song associate producer
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
J.J. George .... assistant music editor (as James Jason George)
Stan Getz .... musician: tenor saxophone solos
Tim Hauser .... soundtrack songs producer
Sidney James .... conductor: songs
Sidney James .... music coordinator
Gary Lux .... song recordist
Brian Malouf .... song recordist
Joel Moss .... music mixer: songs
David Newman .... orchestrator
Seth Riggs .... vocal consultant: Ms. Basinger
Tom Villano .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Manny Demello .... transportation co-captain
Arthur F. 'Mickey' McAteer .... transportation coordinator
Craig Pinkard .... transportation captain (as Craig A. Pinkard)
Anthony C. Steere .... transportation captain (as Tony Steere)
Don Tardino .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
James Thornsberry .... transportation coordinator (as Jim Thornsberry)
Kelly Aldrich .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Adell Aldrich .... script supervisor
Brett Aronowitz .... production coordinator: additional photography
Michael Bavaro .... title designer
Robert Bolger .... production assistant
Sonia Chang .... assistant: Alec Baldwin (as Sonya Chang)
Colleen Cleary .... assistant: Neil Simon
Michael Sean Fitzpatrick .... production assistant
Barbara Gutman .... first assistant accountant
Charles Harrington .... location manager
Sandra Holden .... production assistant
Jeffrey Hornaday .... choreographer
David Linck .... unit publicist
Debbie Marks .... assistant: Kim Basinger
Hank McGill .... set paramedic
Brian Nefsky .... assistant: Jerry Rees
Alexander Reid .... production assistant
Randy Runkle .... production assistant
Sharon L. Simon .... production accountant (as Sharon Simon Rellick)
Anne Sterling .... assistant: David Permut
David W. Stern .... assistant: David Streit
Kelley Wood .... assistant production coordinator
Michelle Wright .... production coordinator
Karlene Gallegly .... location manager (uncredited)
Tish Johnson .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Anne Lockhart .... adr voice (uncredited)
Peter McManus .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Ned R. Shapiro .... location manager (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for language and sensuality
115 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
Phil:You know what the odds are on that? Impossible to one.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A fairy tale with beautiful people, great music, stylish atmosphere, clever dialogues, good humor and adult problems, 26 December 2014
Author: Norton S from Ukraine

It is difficult to review "movies of childhood" - on the one hand, in the memory preserved delight from seeing it two decades ago; on the other hand, you know that you have changed and what was once so loved, now may be disappointing. Moreover, if you read devastating criticism on IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes and paid attention to the movie's low rating and its failure at the box office, you'll seriously doubt the wisdom of messing up vivid impressions of childhood.

But here you have had a free time, and while not expecting anything special, except for the romantic comedy with still young Baldwin and Basinger, you launched The Marrying Man.

Then unexpectedly, in addition to the fun romantic story, you find clever humor and excellent Neil Simon's dialogues, psychologically credible analysis of the problems in the relationship, beautiful songs of the 1950s performed by Kim and perfectly conveyed elegance of the "golden age."

Although "The Marrying Man" in its own is a fairy-tale (probably because of this you've fell in love with this movie as a child), it is absolutely not for children. The movie's fabulousness, imperceptibly "catchy" to many is apparently equally repulsive to others. This fabulousness manifested not only in the glamorous beauty of Baldwin- Basinger pair, but also in the inescapable optimistic narrative, desire and ability of the main protagonists to forgive and to give each other more and more chances despite appearing would be hopelessly damaged relationship. Of course, in real life it seems unreal. And if it happens, it is extremely rare. But many would like to believe in a fabulous chance to correct the irreparable: to return passion, which was extinguished in the routine of life and to restore marriage, ruined by husband's workaholism and negligence; to start over, and fall into another flaw when husband loses his self-esteem, when recriminations and resentment for lost opportunities seem insurmountable; still to forgive and to try again, from the scratch, taking into account all the experienced mistakes - with mutual respect, love and support. And characters are giving these forgiveness and new opportunities to each other - a fairy tale, in which you secretly want to believe.

In this fairy tale with beautiful people, great music, stylish atmosphere, clever dialogues, good humor and adult problems, protagonists, despite all of life's disasters and deep resentment, still eager to find mutual support and love, friends remain loyal, and the story's end, as a reward for all experienced, is optimistic. The Marrying Man - a good movie for those who have not forgotten how to believe in the beautiful fairy tales.

10 out of 10

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