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A Wedding (1978)

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The daughter of a Louisville truck driver marries the scion of a very wealthy family, but reception at the family estate is boycotted by the invited guests.

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

John Considine (screenplay), Patricia Resnick (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol Burnett ... Tulip Brenner
Paul Dooley ... Snooks Brenner
Amy Stryker ... Muffin Brenner
Mia Farrow ... Buffy Brenner
Dennis Christopher ... Hughie Brenner
Gerald Busby Gerald Busby ... Rev. David Ruteledge
Peggy Ann Garner ... Candice Ruteledge
Mark R. Deming Mark R. Deming ... Matthew Ruteledge
Mary Seibel Mary Seibel ... Aunt Marge Spar
Margaret Ladd ... Ruby Spar
Lesley Rogers Lesley Rogers ... Rosie Bean
Tim Thomerson ... Russell Bean (as Timothy Thomerson)
Marta Heflin ... Shelby Munker
David Brand David Brand ... Ruteledge Child
Christian Brand Christian Brand ... Ruteledge Child (as Chris Brand)
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Storyline

Muffin's wedding to Dino Corelli is to be a big affair. Except the aging priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families actually turn up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts rather over-zealously, and Dino's grandma expires in bed just as the reception starts. Could be quite an occasion. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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What he did to the military in M*A*S*H he does to marriage in... [DVD Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

27 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un día de boda See more »

Filming Locations:

Waukegan, Illinois, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

[Dina Merrill on working with Lillian Gish] Lillian was the nicest mother one could hope to have in "A Wedding." I just wish we could have had scenes together alive instead of dead. See more »

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The DVD case / movie poster has Howard Duff's name over the photograph of Vittorio Gassman, who portrays "Luigi." Howard Duff portrays"Dr. Jules Meecham." See more »

Quotes

Ruby Sparr: Do you smoke?
Shelby Munker: No, it makes me dizzy.
Ruby Sparr: Me too, that's why I like it.
Shelby Munker: Well I try to do natural things. A lot of people in my family died of cancer. Bye.
Ruby Sparr: They... they died of cancer smoking pot?
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Alternate Versions

The credits in the German version have a completely different order compared to the original release. See more »


Soundtracks

Funiculi Funicula
(1880) (uncredited)
Music by Luigi Denza
Played on violin by Ellie Albers when the men are in the basement
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Finally caught up with A Wedding last night and love it!
20 September 2009 | by id247See all my reviews

Robert Altman films can be hard work at times, and others you just get pulled into straight away.

A Wedding is an instant attraction, a real delight, full of some great characters, and many funny one-liners, the first hour is a real chuckle, the second hour gets down to more serious issues, but if you've ever been to a wedding (and who hasn't?) you will identify with many moments from this.

Some really great performances especially from Carol Burnett, the housewife with a moral dilemma, Howard Duff, the lecherous alcoholic doctor, Viveca Lindfors, the nutty guest, and Geraldine Chaplin as the very irritating wedding planner.

Well worth a look! 8/10


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