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Muriel's Wedding (1994) Poster

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Toni Collette gained 40 pounds in 7 weeks with the help of a dietitian for this role.
Bill Hunter was filming The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) and Muriel's Wedding (1994) at the same time, each requiring him to have different length hair, beard and to be in different parts of the country. Both films developed international cult followings and prominently featured the music of ABBA.
The photographs in the Heslop family album are actual childhood photos of the actors who portray the family.
The writer/director P.J. Hogan wanted to use the music of ABBA in the film. At first, permission for the music to be used was denied. When the director promised to fly to Europe to plead his case to the founders of the band, permission was granted, as long as the band received a percentage of the film profits. The film turned out to be a big international hit, and thus helped inspire the very successful Broadway show which became the movie Mamma Mia! (2008).
The French trailer ends with this tagline: "Enfin un film qui frôle le bon goût sans jamais y tomber". ("At last a movie that comes close to good taste but never gets into it").
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Belinda Jarrett's last film.
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A movie poster of Strictly Ballroom is seen in the video shop that Mariel works at. Bill hunter who plays as Bill heslop (mariels father) Is also in strictly ballroom who plays Barry Fife
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Gina Riley was the original choice for Muriel.
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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).
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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Ray Megaher turned down the role of Bill Heslop
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Mark Mitchell and Peter Moon were briefly considered for the role of Bill Heslop
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