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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 »

Writers:

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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Taglines:

For Josephine and Charlie See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Oudine Productions See more »
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Mono
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Trivia

The film was shot in 1963 and the on-screen copyright year is 1966, but the film wasn't released until 1969. 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 »

Connections

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

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surprisingly, enjoyable early De Niro
16 October 1999 | by til-5See all my reviews

Being the first feature film with Robert De Niro (although not released for years later), this is worth the watch. De Niro's role isn't huge, yet amusing as one of two friends who first try to prevent another friends marriage only to later chase him down to force him into it. Any die hard De Niro fan will get a kick out of an early performance by arguably the best actor today.


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