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Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in ... See full summary »

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Tommy Korman
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Jack Singer
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Mahi Mahi
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Johnny Sandwich
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Sally Molars
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Sidney Tomashefsky
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Bea Singer
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Chief Orman
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Roy Bacon, Elvis Impersonator
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Vern
Dean Hallo ...
Lyle
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Tony Cataracts
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Sid Feder
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Eddie Wong
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On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker game and offers to clear the debt for a weekend with his fiancée. Suddenly the man is insanely jealous, and pursues his fiancée and her rich companion, but finds pitfalls in his path as the gambler tries to delay his interference. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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It's a love that's All Shook Up! See more »


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

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28 August 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Διακοπές στο Λας Βέγκας  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,208,854 (USA)
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Little Elvis was played by a 5-year old Bruno Mars (AKA Peter Gene "Bruno" Hernandez). See more »

Goofs

When learning the parachute, Jack is told to pull the yellow handle for his main chute and if that didn't open, to pull the red handle for the auxiliary chute. He ends up pulling "Yellow then Red" which would deploy both chutes. Having both chutes deployed would be dangerous and impossible to control. See more »

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Mahi Mahi: Chief Orman have pretty big influence around here.
Jack Singer: Influence? He lives in a SHACK!
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The beginning of the credits shows Jack Singer and Betsy/Donna wedding with the Flying Elvises as witnesses See more »

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Spoofs South Pacific (1958) See more »

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ALL SHOOK UP
Performed by Billy Joel
Composed by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley
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"We're caught in a trap..."
4 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

I always thought that it was strange that the film "Indecent Proposal" was released not long after "Honeymoon in Vegas" and that no one seemed to make anything of the overt similarities between their plots, which involve men who "gamble" away their fiancees. Both films take a generally misogynistic approach to "romance," although the antics in "Vegas" are generally less repulsive than the typical "romantic comedy" fodder that, in most states, would usually constitute some form of stalking or harrassment.

"Honeymoon in Vegas," however, is not nearly so maladjusted. Unfortunately, it isn't so funny, either. There are some choice one-liners and a great climactic scene involving the Flying Elvises, but it generally isn't very engaging because the plot and most of the characters are rather dull.

But Cage and Parker are both monumentally talented and charming, and they somehow manage to carry this film through its lapses in quality.

A side note: "Honeymoon in Vegas" has BY FAR one of the best soundtracks EVER-- the wide array of Elvis cover-songs is simply amazing: Billy Joel's take on "All Shook Up" and Dwight Yoakam's [he's the singer who covered Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" for the Gap commercial, fyi] rendition of "Suspicious Minds" really stand out among a truly stellar collection. Hearing this music in the background will carry you through most of the less-than-interesting moments of "Vegas."

Rating: 6 out of 10. Not bad. Parker, Cage, and the soundtrack make "Honeymoon in Vegas," at the very least, a WATCHABLE film with some very enjoyable moments scattered throughout. It's worth seeing once, and the soundtrack is definitely worth picking up from the discount bins.


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