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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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Jack Singer
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Johnny Sandwich
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Bea Singer
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Roy Bacon, Elvis Impersonator
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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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A comedy about one bride, two grooms, and 34 flying Elvises. 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)  »

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Διακοπές στο Λας Βέγκας  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,208,854 (USA)
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Trivia

There are several Elvis Presley references throughout the film. Nicolas Cage later married Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis' daughter. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is on the plane with the Flying Elvises and learning how to use the parachute, it is daylight outside as seen through the windows of the plane and the interior of the cabin is full daylight. When they get up to jump, just minutes later by the film's time line, it is completely dark outside and the cabin lights are on inside the plane. See more »

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Roy: We're the Flying Elvises. Utah chapter.
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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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Features Ah, Sweet Mouse-Story of Life (1965) See more »

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ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
Performed by Bryan Ferry
Composed by Roy Turk and Lou Handman
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A charmingly goofy comedy that shows Nicolas Cage at his best
22 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Honeymoon in Vegas is a charming little romantic comedy directed by Andrew Bergman, which sees him working with Nicolas Cage for the first time. Two years later would seem them collaborate once more with "It Could Happen To You", a film that is equally as funny and equally as under-appreciated. The pair work really well together as Bergman's style of comedy utilises what makes Cage such a good actor, his ability to portray anxiety in a way that makes you laugh and yet still be fully sympathetic with his plight.

In a pretty high concept plot, Cage plays a private detective, haunted with dreams of his dead mother, who is in a long term relationship with a teacher played by Sarah Jessica Parker but is afraid to tie the knot. Relationship troubles persuade Cage to take the plunge, deciding to head off to Vegas to get married as fast as possible before he is able to change his mind. The comedy really kicks in when James Caan's character, a wealthy professional gambler, spots Cage's fiancée and decides to pursue her himself using the most underhand of tactics as she looks similar to his recently deceased wife.

Granted, the premise might not be the most edgy or original of ones but it consistently manages to serve up some really funny moments. Towards the end it starts to slightly go off the boil with James Caan's character seeming to change in a way that seems geared to reach a resolution rather than unfold naturally. This problem only really briefly manifests itself in places throughout the last fifteen minutes of the film, but can't really detract from the heartwarming climax involving a planeload of skydiving Elvises.

If you are looking for a goofy comedy to watch that you don't need to think about a great deal then you'll not do much better than Honeymoon in Vegas. If you are still not convinced then watch it because Sarah Jessica Parker spends a lot of the time scantily clad, and this is before she looked like some genetic engineering atrocity where the DNA of a horse was spliced with a prune.


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