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Muriel's Wedding (1994) Poster

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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.
Toni Collette gained 40 pounds in 7 weeks with the help of a dietitian for this role.
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").
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Belinda Jarrett's last film.
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In the video store where Muriel works, a poster for the movie Strictly Ballroom is visible. Bill Hunter, who plays Bill Heslop (Muriel's father), Is also in Strictly Ballroom in the role of Barry Fife.
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Gina Riley was the original choice for Muriel.
Ray Meagher turned down the role of Bill Heslop, due to scheduling conflicts with 'Home and Away' (1988)
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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).
Mark Mitchell and Peter Moon were both considered for the role of Bill Heslop.
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The Taxi that arrives at the church with Muriel's mum has a Sydney Olympics 2000 logo on the side.
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Betty Heslop passes a magazine called Womans Day in the supermarket. Womans Day is a real magazine which did a feature article about the movie. The same cover (as the one in the movie) was used.
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Jamie Dunn, Ross Higgins, John Howard, Robert Hughes, Terry Gill, Bryan Brown and Paul Hogan were considered for the role of Bill Heslop
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