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The Marrying Man (1991)

A millionaire playboy goes into Las Vegas and comes out married to a woman he barely knows.

Director:

Jerry Rees

Writer:

Neil Simon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Basinger ... Vicki Anderson
Alec Baldwin ... Charley Pearl
Robert Loggia ... Lew Horner
Elisabeth Shue ... Adele Horner
Armand Assante ... Bugsy Siegel
Paul Reiser ... Phil Golden
Fisher Stevens ... Sammy
Peter Dobson ... Tony
Steve Hytner ... George
Jeremy Roberts ... Gus
Big John Studd Big John Studd ... Dante
Tony Longo ... Sam
Tom Milanovich Tom Milanovich ... Andy
Tim Hauser Tim Hauser ... Woody
Carey Eidel Carey Eidel ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to marry each other. Charley was going to marry his girlfriend but when she finds out about him and Vicki, she leaves him. And Vicki doesn't seem to be his kind of woman at all... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Every man has a weakness. For millionaire Charley Pearl she's blonde, beautiful and loves to say "YES" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Hot to Handle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,454,768
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jodie Foster, Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan passed on the role of Vicki Anderson. See more »

Goofs

The film opens in San Francisco, 1956 and the on the wall of the nightclub (Dexter's) is an advertisement for KJAZ FM. That radio station did not sign on in San Francisco until August, 1959. See more »

Quotes

Charley Pearl: [after his friends find him at a night club near San Francisco] I got into this new business they got up here.
Phil Golden: What business?
Charley Pearl: They're called computers.
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Soundtracks

LOVE IS THE THING
Written by Ned Washington and Victor Young (as Victor Popular Young)
Performed by Kim Basinger
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Love is better what, the fourth time around?
8 March 2006 | by Shapster11See all my reviews

I cannot understand why the ratings and comments on this movie are as mediocre to poor as they are. This was a fun movie. Sure, it's a bit silly and it plays with history and facts but it's essentially just fun and harmless yet fast moving and entertaining. Does every movie have to be The English Patient? Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger do a really good job of lite hearted comedy about a couple that keeps finding each other, over and over again! Baldwin's pals, Paul Reiser, Fisher Stevens, Peter Dobson, and Steve Hytner, are great support players as they are funny and engaging about the trials and tribulations of this love affair.

Robert Logia is terrific as Baldwin's ex-fiancé's father, a power broker in Hollywood hell bent on destroying Baldwin's characters life after he jilts not once but TWICE his daughter played by Elizabeth Shue. But in many ways it is Armand Assante who steals the movie with his portrayal of Bugsy Siegel. Assante is so controlled and smooth, yet so believable as a cold blooded gangster/killer. He plays the role with a true sense of comedic timing.

The cast is first rate, the movie has some good twists and turns, and it'll go by quickly which every good movie will do. I liked it and I'm betting if you like lite hearted comedy you'll like it too.


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