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Release Date:
31 March 1995 (USA) See more »
A comedy about a small-town girl who didn't fit in, but is about to learn how to stand out. See more »
Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Kind of a "Revenge of the Nerds Down-Under" See more (159 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sophie Lee ... Tania Degano

Roz Hammond ... Cheryl (as Rosalind Hammond)

Toni Collette ... Muriel Heslop
Belinda Jarrett ... Janine

Pippa Grandison ... Nicole

Bill Hunter ... Bill Heslop

Jeanie Drynan ... Betty Heslop

Dan Wyllie ... Perry Heslop (as Daniel Wyllie)

Gabby Millgate ... Joanie Heslop
Gennie Nevinson ... Deidre Chambers

Rachel Griffiths ... Rhonda Epinstalk

Matt Day ... Brice Nobes

Chris Haywood ... Ken Blundell

Daniel Lapaine ... David Van Arkle

Susan Prior ... Girl at Wedding
Nathan Kaye ... Peter 'Chook' Vernell
Cecily Polson ... Tania's Mother
Rob Steele ... Leo Higgins

Geneviève Picot ... Store Detective (as Genevieve Picot)
Richard Sutherland ... Constable Saunders
Steve Smith ... Constable Gillespie
Katie Saunders ... Penelope Heslop
Dene Kermond ... Malcolm Heslop
Jeamin Lee ... Chinese Waitress

Jon-Claire Lee ... Chinese Maitre d'
Kuni Hashimoto ... Akira
Ken Senga ... Victor Keinosuke
Des Rodgers ... Island MC
Rohan Jones ... Restaurant Boy
Scott Hall-Watson ... Restaurant Boy
Craig Olson ... Restaurant Boy
Justin Witham ... Restaurant Boy
Rodney Arnold ... Ejected Diner

Barry Crocker ... Himself
Steve Cox ... Cruise Taxi Driver

Kevin Copeland ... Sailor
James Schramko ... Sailor
Richard Morecroft ... Himself

Richard Carter ... Federal Policeman
John Gaden ... Doctor
Heather Mitchell ... Bridal Manageress #1
Heidi Lapaine ... Bridal Assistant #1
Di Smith ... Physiotherapist (as Diane Smith)
Darrin Klimek ... Rhonda's Taxi Driver
Penne Hackforth-Jones ... Bridal Manageress #2

Kirsty Hinchcliffe ... Bridal Assistant #2
Robert Alexander ... Barrister
Troy Hardy ... Young Boy
Robyn Pitt Owen ... Singer at Muriel's Wedding
Annie Byron ... Rhonda's Mother
Jacqueline Linke ... Press at Muriel's Wedding
Alvaro Marques ... Press at Muriel's Wedding
Fiona Sullivan ... Press at Muriel's Wedding
Ineke Rapp ... Press at Muriel's Wedding

Julian Garner ... Press at Muriel's Wedding
Vincent Ball ... Priest
John Hoare ... Well Wisher at Muriel's Wedding

Frankie Davidson ... Sergeant
Louise Cullen ... Deidre's Friend
Basil Clarke ... Funeral Priest

John Walton ... Taxi Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daniel Hepner ... Groomsman (uncredited)
John Michael Howson ... Himself (uncredited)
Fred Rouady ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
P.J. Hogan 
Writing credits
P.J. Hogan (written by)

Produced by
Michael D. Aglion .... associate producer
Lynda House .... producer
Tony Mahood .... associate producer
Jocelyn Moorhouse .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Best 
Cinematography by
Martin McGrath 
Film Editing by
Jill Bilcock 
Casting by
Alison Barrett 
Production Design by
Paddy Reardon  (as Patrick Reardon)
Art Direction by
Hugh Bateup 
Set Decoration by
Glen W. Johnson 
Jane Murphy 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
Makeup Department
Margaret Archman .... makeup assistant: Queensland
Carolyn Nott .... makeup assistant: Queensland
Noriko Watanabe .... hair/makeup supervisor
Noreen Wilkie .... hair assistant
Noreen Wilkie .... makeup assistant
Jan Zeigenbein .... hair stylist
Production Management
Catherine Bishop .... production manager (as Catherine 'Tatts' Bishop)
Nick Fenby .... production manager: Queensland
Nick Fenby .... unit manager: Queensland
Simon Hawkins .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Mahood .... third assistant director
Tony Mahood .... first assistant director
John Martin .... second assistant director
Angella McPherson .... third assistant director: Queensland (as Angela McPherson)
Art Department
Dianne Bennett .... art department assistant
James Cox .... stand-by props
Christina Díaz Norman .... art department coordinator
Philipa Playford .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... foley artist
Helen Field .... sound liaison
Jack Friedman .... boom operator
James Harvey .... assistant sound editor
David Lee .... sound
Gerard Long .... foley artist
Steve Murphy .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Glenn Newnham .... sound
Paul Pirola .... adr recordist
Livia Ruzic .... sound
Roger Savage .... sound
Special Effects by
Ray Fowler .... special effects coordinator
Paul Gorrie .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... opticals
Rocky McDonald .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Adam .... electrician: Queensland
Andrew Flannigan .... camera operator: helicopter, Queensland
John Forrest .... camera attachment
Darryn Fox .... electrician
Sally Gray .... camera attachment
Murray Head .... best boy: Queensland
Darrin Keough .... first assistant camera
Brett Matthews .... clapper loader
Brett McDowell .... key grip
Robert McFarlane .... still photographer
Ken Moffatt .... gaffer: Queensland
Peter Moloney .... best boy (as Peter Maloney)
Andrew Moore .... electrician
David Parkinson .... gaffer
Greg Rawson .... best boy
Gary Shearsmith .... grip: Queensland
John Tate .... grip
David Williamson .... camera operator
Heath Williamson .... video split operator: Queensland
Bruce Phillips .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Gabrielle Healy .... extras casting
Trish McAskill .... casting assistant (as Tricia McAskill)
Sandra Oosterman .... extras casting assistant
Kristin Whitfield .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Head .... costume constructor (as Susanne 'Mouse' Head)
Heather Laurie .... stand-by wardrobe
Michelle Leonard .... wardrobe supervisor
Mandy Sedawie .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Ian Letcher .... color grader
Jeremy Lines .... editing attachment
Jane Moran .... assembly editor
Cleo Myles .... assistant editor
Rohan Wilson .... negative matcher
Heather McDermott .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
Patricia Blunt .... location manager
Russell Boyd .... location manager: Queensland
Music Department
Chris Gough .... music supervisor
David Hemming .... music mixer engineer
David Hemming .... music recordist/engineer
Other crew
Ian Anderson .... laboratory liaison
Antonia Barnard .... completion guarantor
Mandy Carter .... post-production accountant
Sharon Gerussi .... production secretary
Fran Lanigan .... marketing consultant
Tony Leonard .... insurance
Peter Long .... title designer
Steeves Lumley .... insurance
Ian Madison .... don's body
Jeff McTaggart .... helicopter pilot: Queensland
Bryce Menzies .... legal
Victoria Mielewska .... dialogue coach
Sandie Morris .... assistant accountant
Shane Naylor .... unit assistant
John O'Connell .... choreographer
Daphne Paris .... script supervisor
Damien Rossi .... production runner: Queensland
Ian Russell .... laboratory liaison
Jill Steele .... production accountant
Jo Stewart .... release script
Rowena Talacko .... production coordinator
Phillip Taylor .... unit assistant
Roth Warren .... legal
Martin Williams .... production runner
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)
Jane Campion .... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for sex-related dialogue and some sexuality
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The name of Muriel's fictional fiancée, Tim Simms, is has resonances (perhaps unintentional or even subconscious) with the names of two Australian food items - Tim Tams (a chocolate-coated biscuit, or cookie in US English) and Dim Sims (a pseudo-Asian meat dish).See more »
Factual errors: The backyard grass was still smoldering days after the fire.See more »
Tania:He says they're not sleeping together. She only sucks him off.
Tania:Out of respect for me.
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Movie Connections:
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65 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Kind of a "Revenge of the Nerds Down-Under", 21 June 1999
Author: Ratso-5 from Atlanta

Muriel's Wedding is a feel good movie for the outcasts of the world. That means most people of course. At some time in our lives we all feel like the one who is left out of everything. Muriel's life is like that. Her "friends" put her down constantly and her father reinforces it by telling her how useless she (and every other member of her family) is while boosting his own ego by bragging about his connections.

There is no life in Porpoise Spit for Muriel. So after a couple of catastrophic embarassments and a chance meeting with an old school chum and fellow outcast she moves to Sydney. There she reinvents herself and discovers that despite what has been said about her and some pretty bad things she has done she is still a good person. Muriel stumbles on the way but finally frees herself (as does her mother) from the oppression of her hometown, her father, and her life.

Muriel isn't a totally likeable character. She steals, lies, and at one point does a perfectly terrible thing to her only friend. In the end however, Muriel recognizes that despite her shortcoming, physical and spiritual, she isn't the worthless creature her classmates and father have told her she is. To the credit of the filmmaker's they didn't do a complete remake of Muriel in the film to make her a beauty at the end. She gets a better hair cut but for the most part the improvement on her looks comes from within.

Muriel's father on the other hand is a completely despicable man. A local politician who tries to impress everybody with his connections he also put considerable effort into the degradation of his wife and children. His motto, the same as the town of Porpoise Spit, is "You Can't Stop Progress" but he manages to stop the progress of everyone in his family except for Muriel.

This is a very enjoyable film and a good example of the idea that a movie doesn't have to be a big Hollywood production to be great. I'm glad that it was produced in Australia. If it had been done in France then Hollywood would have done a remake in English and probably ruined it.

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