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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Mystery | 21 August 1992 (USA)
An ignored, small-town librarian confesses to a murder she didn't commit to get attention.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Louise 'Betty Lou' Perkins
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Detective Alex Perkins
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Attorney Ann Orkin
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Andy Romano ...
Herrick
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Detective Frank
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Mr. Marchat
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Jergens
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Brown
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Reba Bush
Billie Neal ...
Gail
Gale Mayron ...
Pearl
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Charleen Barnes
Reathel Bean ...
Bob Barnes
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Storyline

Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband, Alex, is a police detective who takes her for granted. She is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, she finds the murder weapon, but can't get anyone's attention to tell them (we're talking very mousy, here). Finally in a fit of frustration she fires it in a restroom and when taken to the police station insists she is the murderer. It has the desired effect, people do pay attention to her. With hints at social graces from the hookers in her cell block, she's on her way. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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She was a nobody until someone found... See more »

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Comedy | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for violence, and for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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21 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Arma de Betty Lou  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,721,911 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Betty Lou Perkins: Look at this: Barry Manilow, Debbie Boone, Paul Anka in Vegas. This guy deserved to be shot.
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Connections

Features The Letter (1940) See more »

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Forget Domani
Written by Norman Newell and Riz Ortolani
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Fun!
30 June 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV and I have to admit.. I loved it! I was planning to go to sleep but once this movie came on I watched it all the way through! Although not exactly an Oscar winner, it had a charm all it's own. I think the cast was what made it, I loved Betty Lou and especially Eric Thal as Alex! They had great chemistry and were really cute together! This is a fun cute movie definitely NOT to be taken seriously, but just to sit back and enjoy! It still has a little bit of 80's fun to it.. I think in the 80's a lot of movies were made that would NEVER be made now, but now they are so fun to watch! This had a little bit of that. I dunno, I just loved it!


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