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Betsy's Wedding (1990)

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Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island ... See full summary »

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Alan Alda

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Alan Alda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Eddie Hopper
Joey Bishop ... Mr. Hopper - Eddie's Father
Madeline Kahn ... Lola Hopper
Anthony LaPaglia ... Stevie Dee
Catherine O'Hara ... Gloria Henner
Joe Pesci ... Oscar Henner
Molly Ringwald ... Betsy Hopper
Ally Sheedy ... Connie Hopper
Burt Young ... Georgie
Julie Bovasso ... Grandma
Nicolas Coster ... Harry Lovell
Bibi Besch ... Nancy Lovell
Dylan Walsh ... Jake Lovell
Camille Saviola Camille Saviola ... Angelica
Allan Rich ... Nate Tobias
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Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by Jake's rich WASP parents that he blows the ceremony up into a bank-breaking showpiece, sending his wife, Lola, into a financial panic. Pressure from Betsy's extended family to include their joint Jewish and Italian-Catholic heritage in the ceremony doesn't do much to assuage the title character's worries, nor does the lovelorn bitterness of her older sister, Connie, who's single, her parents assume, because she has the audacity to pursue the unfeminine profession of police officer. With all of his funds tied up into the money pit of a house he's building, Betsy's dad has to turn to his crooked brother-in-law, Oscar, for financial assistance, and soon a soft-spoken but menacing young mobster named Stevie Dee is supervising Eddie's construction project and ... Written by Anonymous

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The wedding picture doesn't always tell the whole story.

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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Daughters See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$19,740,070
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Pesci and Ally Sheedy appeared in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). See more »

Goofs

At the construction site in New York, George and Stevie Dee never wear protection helmets, which is a standard procedure involving authorized and unauthorized personnel working or visiting the site (even Eddie uses a helmet and he's a visitor just like Stevie and George are). See more »

Quotes

Oscar Henner: You pushed me through the tent? Through the tent you pushed me?
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Wedding Week 3 (2009) See more »

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Not so great
26 December 2000 | by fredfallSee all my reviews

Alan Alda has worked with Woody Allen on several occasions, and it struck me watching this movie that he was trying for a Woody-ish ensemble piece. But, despite a fine cast, this is no Crimes and Misdemeanors.

The various plot strands are not woven together sufficiently well; some of the characters can be almost forgotten about during lengthy periods off-screen, including the eponymous Betsy. Ally Sheedy and Antony LaPaglia provide the film's brightest moments with their unlikely romance (although not so unlikely in the movies, of course!).


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