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The Wedding Party (1969)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 9 April 1969 (USA)
Charlie and Josephine are to be married in a church on the island off the east coast where her family, the Fishes, live, the other wedding events to take place or centered on the well-off ... See full summary »

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Brian De Palma (as Brian DePalma), Wilford Leach | 1 more credit »

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Cynthia Munroe (a film by), Brian De Palma (a film by) (as Brian DePalma) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valda Setterfield Valda Setterfield ... Mrs. Fish - The Bride's Mother
Raymond McNally Raymond McNally ... Mr. Fish - The Bride's Father
John Braswell John Braswell ... Reverend Oldfield - The Officiant
Charles Pfluger Charles Pfluger ... Charlie - The Groom
Jill Clayburgh ... Josephine - The Bride
William Finley ... Alistair - A Groomsman
Robert De Niro ... Cecil - A Groomsman (as Robert Denero)
Judy Thomas Judy Thomas ... Celeste - The Organist
Jennifer Salt ... Phoebe - The Bride's Younger Sister
Sue Ann Gilfillan Sue Ann Gilfillan ... Ninny - The Nanny (as Sue Ann Converse)
John Quinn John Quinn ... Baker - The Servant
Richard Kolmar Richard Kolmar ... Jean-Claude / I. Singh / Klaus - Former Boyfriends of the Bride
Jane Odin Jane Odin ... Carol - A Bridesmaid
Penny Bridgers Penny Bridgers ... Bridesmaid
Nancy Reeder Nancy Reeder ... Bridesmaid
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Storyline

Charlie and Josephine are to be married in a church on the island off the east coast where her family, the Fishes, live, the other wedding events to take place or centered on the well-off Fishes' extremely large house. Alistair and Cecil are Charlie's two groomsmen despite neither really believing in marriage, they, who do believe in love, doing whatever they can to make what they assume will be Charlie's miserable married life tolerable. Charlie, Alistair and Cecil arrive on the island the morning of the day before the ceremony, all of whom who will meet most of Josephine's very large network of family, extended family, friends and acquaintances attending the wedding for the first time, many of who border on the eccentric. As Charlie goes through the process of the pre-wedding events, including the stag party, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and the minister's counseling services, and beyond other problems that arise such as Baker, the Fishes' trusty servant, expressing some frustration... Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Festa de Casamento See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$43,000 (estimated)
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Oudine Productions See more »
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Mono
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Trivia

Jill Clayburgh's first movie. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, the actor portraying one of the wedding guests on the bride's side is listed as Robert H. Groves. In the end credits, his name is listed as Robert Groves without the middle initial. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Fish: [as she is about to drive into the water] After twenty years on this island, I still can't remember where the edges are.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the wedding guests are listed as Bride's Relatives and Groom's Relatives. Under the Bride's Relatives, there are just over sixty actors listed, which does not include the Bride's immediate family and her attendants. Under the Groom's Relatives, there is only one actor listed, the person playing the Groom's father. See more »

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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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I did not really get it
20 September 2006 | by jed-estesSee all my reviews

This film is very slow paced and dated. I got this as I am a huge fan of Brian De Palma and must, simply must see everything he does and did. This film however is not very good. I would like to pawn it off on the fact that De Palma did not direct the whole thing and was just one third of the team but that would be a lazy cop out. This movie is slow because he and the others are new and inexperienced at film making. This was one of his first movies if not the first and you can tell he is a virgin as far as film-making goes. This movie does a few high points. Their is the typical fast forward motion that most De Palma films have in this but I think it was more to save film in this than to be artistic, but it was out of this that the fast forward shots for Carrie, Hi, Mom, and Greetings were born. Their is also a highly funny portion in this movie with an Arab ex boyfriend of the bride who comes to visit. I love this part of the movie the groom is trying to pass the bride off to the Arab so he can free himself from the shackles that will be marriage, but the Arab does not bite and gets the heck out. This movie is also good because it has early performances by Robert De Niro and William Finnley. They are great as the grooms guest and I love that they are in this. Watch this movie for De Palma's growth as a filmmaker but stay away if you are just an average movie goer.


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