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The Six Wives of Henry Lefay -- After Henry Lefay (Tim Allen) disappears while skydiving and is presumed dead, his daughter Barbara (Elisha Cuthbert) is left to make the funeral arrangements.
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Writer (WGA):
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A grieving daughter tries to arrange her father's funeral, while putting up with all of his ex-wives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tim Allen ... Henry

Barbara Barrie ... Mae

Elisha Cuthbert ... Barbara

Jenna Dewan Tatum ... Sarah Jane (as Jenna Dewan)

Jenna Elfman ... Ophelia

Edward Herrmann ... Goodenough

Andie MacDowell ... Kate

Chris Klein ... Stevie

S. Epatha Merkerson ... Effa

Larry Miller ... Lipschutz

Eric Christian Olsen ... Lloyd

Lindsay Sloane ... Autumn

Paz Vega ... Veronica

T. Anthony Quinn ... Officer Pinky (as Tony Quinn)
Peter Kybart ... Minister
Lynne Lipton ... Woman at Casket
William Huntley ... Pirate
Annie O'Sullivan ... Nurse
Starla Benford ... Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Howarth ... The Naked Sombrero Guy
Jheri Cavitt ... Bikini Beach Girl (uncredited)

John Farrer ... Priest (uncredited)

Connor Fox ... Best Man (uncredited)

Rebecca Guzman ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Klaudia Ann Jaworski ... Hot Beach Girl (uncredited)

Michael Kelly ... Guitar Player (uncredited)
Monica McCarthy ... Maid of Honor (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Michael Gould 
Writing credits
Howard Michael Gould (written by)

Produced by
Tim Allen .... executive producer
Howard Butler .... executive producer
Alwyn Kushner .... co-producer
Donald Kushner .... executive producer
Jon Liebman .... executive producer
D. Scott Lumpkin .... co-producer
Ed Machek .... executive producer
Lou Maggio .... executive producer
Gregory Marquette .... consulting producer
Marina Martins .... producer
David McIlvain .... producer
Brigitte Mueller .... line producer: additional photography
Lawrence Najem .... executive producer
Michael Ossi .... executive producer
Lance Ringhaver .... executive producer
Elie Samaha .... executive producer
Laura D. Smith .... co-producer
Holly Wiersma .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Barton 
Cinematography by
Nancy Schreiber 
Film Editing by
Michael R. Miller 
Casting by
Barbara Fiorentino 
Rebecca Mangieri 
Wendy Weidman 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
Art Direction by
Gary Myers 
Set Decoration by
Diana Bregman 
Costume Design by
Durinda Wood 
Makeup Department
Sara De Pue .... makeup artist
David Forrest .... department head makeup
Stephen Kelley .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor
Damien Lubiak .... production manager
Kate Lumpkin .... production supervisor (as Kat Craig)
Leslie Rodier .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicholas R. Bell .... second second assistant director
Chuck Borden .... second unit director
Alisa Fredericks .... second assistant director: additional photography
Joe McDougall .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ted Boonthanakit .... storyboard artist
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Sarah Cappetta .... art department production assistant
Travis Child .... charge scenic painter
Mary Fellows .... assistant set decorator
Kley Gilbuena .... assistant property master
Susan Hyde .... art department coordinator (as Sue Tinkham)
Michael Kall .... key carpenter
Richard Moran .... construction grip
Michael Lee Nirenberg .... painter
Hollywood Nick Pagani .... picture car coordinator
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic artist
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Sandy Berman .... sound designer
Sandy Berman .... sound supervisor
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. .... sound utility
Steven Cahill .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Robert Eber .... sound mixer
Scott Edelson .... boom operator
Levent Erdogan .... foley editor
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer
Angela Hemingway .... additional dialogue editor
Richard Kitting .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Richard B. Larimore .... foley artist
Tiffany Lentz .... assistant sound editor
David Mercer .... dialogue editor
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Debra Paul .... first assistant sound editor
Fred Taieb .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Taieb .... adr recordist
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Peter Allendale .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Kenneth Armstrong .... graphic artist: Comen VFX
Ozzie Carmona .... digital artist: Comen VFX
Tim Carras .... visual effects supervisor
Joshua D. Comen .... visual effects producer
Brandon Criswell .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Hugo Dominguez .... digital artist: Comen VFX
Jon Gross .... production assistant: Comen VFX
Zachary Lo .... digital compositor: Comen VFX
Holly Rayman .... controller: Comen VFX
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Andy Dylan .... stunt performer
Rick Kain .... stunt double
Scott Leva .... stunt coordinator: reshoots
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double: Jenna Elfman
Naomi Peters .... stunt double: Lindsay Sloane
Naomi Peters .... stunt driver
Brieann Rich .... stunt driver
Michael Rich .... stunt driver
Nicholas Rich .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
David E. Baron .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Berger .... electrician
David Brandon .... electrician
Gregory Cahill .... best boy grip
Daniel Casey .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rashad Clinton .... grip
Alisa M. Colley .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Estes .... still photographer
Zachary Henderson .... grip
Susan Jacob .... camera loader
David Kissinger .... rigging gaffer
Charles Libin .... additional camera operator
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Greg Magidow)
BJ McDonnell .... Steadicam operator
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jerad Molkenthin .... rigging electrician
William Moore .... best boy
Wayne Paull .... camera operator
Frank Schumo .... dolly grip
Ronak Shah .... camera production assistant
Casting Department
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting
Renee Godbout .... extras casting associate
David M. Waldron .... background casting associate
Arthur Dutkanicz .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Grant Wilfley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Byrne .... costumer
Deb Dalton .... costumer
Zoe Friedman .... costume assistant
Sheila Grover .... key costumer (as Sheila Gentile)
Roseann Milano .... wardrobe supervisor
Amanda Nevarez .... wardrobe production assistant: Los Angeles
Laura Sewrey .... assistant costume designer
Amy J. Smith .... costumer
Editorial Department
Becca Berry .... post-production assistant
Ben Callahan .... assistant editor
George Chavez .... color timer
Eileen Godoy .... digital intermediate producer
Matt Hull .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Lissette Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Patrick J. Smith .... first assistant editor
Matt Tassone .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Bondelevitch .... music editor
Antonio Cristi .... additional music supervisor
Rami Hajar .... additional music supervisor
Paulina Márquez .... additional music producer: songs
Ken Weiss .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ricky Damazio .... driver
Louis Dargenzio .... transportation
Jim DePue .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... finance and distribution counsel
Brenda Arson .... production coordinator: reshoot
Wendy Benge .... finance attorney
Taylor Boyd .... location manager
Michael T. Brady .... marine coordinator
Caryn Cheever .... production accountant: reshoot
Cassidy Craig .... production assistant
Jodi Domanic-Riccio .... script supervisor
Kim Donovan .... stand-in: Barbara
Alex Farrington .... set medic
Abdul Franklin .... assistant: Howard Michael Gould
Steven Fulcher .... set production assistant
Chris Gehrt .... production assistant: re-shoots
Nathan Gendzier .... location manager
Julie Hansen .... post-production accountant
Tom Howes .... production coordinator
Kristin Ilagan .... travel coordinator
Carolyn Eileen Lynch .... location assistant
Keith Marlin .... background production assistant
Anna Metcalf .... assistant accountant
Brent Moutier .... assistant: actor
Stacie Nice .... assistant production coordinator
Linda Peckel .... location assistant
Melanie Rosenberg .... production assistant
Luke Tomalin Sherman .... key set production assistant
Julie Solomon .... assistant location manager
Barbara-Ann Stein .... production accountant
Silver Tree .... script supervisor
Jeffrey M. Weber .... set production assistant
Greg White .... production consultant
Dana Wilkey .... product placement
Jackie Eaton .... location assistant (uncredited)
Rachel Konstantin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney (uncredited)
Margaret Whitman .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and some language
USA:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Continuity: When Ophilia is having a tantrum and throwing staffed animals at Henry, a quick cut goes to a man with ice cream in his left hand and his right hand dangling at his side. Within a split second, the ice cream is open and he has a spoonful in his right hand near his face.See more »
[first lines]
Lipschutt:Gorgeous hotel, huh?
Henry Lefay:Yeah. I spent my honeymoon here. Actually, two of my honeymoons were here.
Lipschutt:We went to Pittsburgh, but very much like this.
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Everyone loves a corpse, 24 December 2015
Author: rooprect from New York City

Weekend at Bernie's. Death at a Funeral. Grand Theft Parsons. Call me sick, but there's something hilarious about dead people. And if you feel the same way, you'll enjoy this movie even if it isn't exactly Citizen Kane.

In the opening scene, our titular character Henry, while bragging about his 6 ex-wives, dies. In the second scene we learn that his estranged daughter "Barbie" (wonderfully played by Elisha Cuthbert in a role that may remind you of the adorably neurotic Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally") must organize his funeral which is to be attended by, you guessed it, his 6 ex-wives.

From there you can probably guess how things turn disastrous, and that's the fun of this movie. It's so delightfully predictable that you needn't stretch your brain cell too far to have a good time. Presented in an interesting collage of flashbacks of Henry's life and vignettes of the days leading up to the actual funeral, the movie gives us some funny, over-the-top characters. My favorite was probably Wife #2 "Ophelia" (hilariously played by Jenna Elfman), a vodka tonic swilling socialite who always seems to be just 1 Xanax away from being a serial killer. Tim Allen himself plays a memorable role as Henry Lefay, not exactly a likable guy, but very fun to watch as he makes a total arse of himself.

There's a serious undertone in a subplot about the daughter Barbie and her inability to commit to romance herself, despite the fact that she's dating an absolute dreamboat "Lloyd" (Eric Christian Olsen) who will likely have all the ladies in the audience swooning and all the gents nervously checking around their seats to see where they dropped their sensitive side.

In all, this is a fun romcom driven not so much by its plot as it is by the absolutely insane characters in the story. Don't miss small but memorable performances by Barbara Barrie ("Grandma Mae") and Edward Herrmann ("Mr. Goodenough" the funeral director) who are both respected veterans of the 1960s Alfred Hitchcock hour as well as more TV credits than you can shake a remote at. "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay" is an adult yet family friendly film without any gratuitous nudity (well OK, we do see Tim Allen's bum as he runs naked from a knife-wielding psycho) and without any profanity (well OK, there is one F-bomb but it is perfectly placed and thoroughly hilarious). Safe to watch with your kids or your parents... but definitely not your ex-wife.

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