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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 ... Angelica
Allan Rich ... Nate Tobias
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,662,488, 24 June 1990

Gross USA:

$19,740,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,740,070
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Madeline Kahn and Anthony LaPaglia appeared in Mixed Nuts (1994). 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

Eddie Hopper: You got this tent for nothing?
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Referenced in In Living Color: Bigger Brother (1990) See more »

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Utterly Pointless
24 July 2003 | by ProofUndeniableSee all my reviews

"Betsy's Wedding" is absolutely yawn-worthy and I can't imagine how green-lighting this film was ever considered a good idea. The story is so uninteresting and incoherent that it's a total waste of celluloid. Upon excruciating inspection, one might be able to discern that Betsy (Molly Ringwald) is set to be married to a man who comes from money. Betsy's father (Alan Alda) is determined to pay for the wedding and throw an obnoxious display to prove that he can toss cash around with the best of them. What ensues is an agonizing plotline following Alda as considers getting involved with the mob to finance the debacle. As a fan of both Ringwald and Ally Sheedy -who co-stars as Betsy's cop sister- I can't imagine why either one took roles in such a turkey.


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