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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Costner was considered for the part of Charley Pearl. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, in the scene with the taxi cab, on close-ups the car has checkered stripe and on general view there is no checkered stripe. See more »

Quotes

Vicki Anderson: Shut up, Charley! Just shut up!
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Connections

Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

YOU CAN'T BE MINE (AND SOMEONE ELSE'S TOO)
Written by J.C. Johnson and Chick Webb
Performed by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Sony Music Licensing Department
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Comedy clichés, unending successions of love-at-last-sight...
1 June 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger struggle to enliven soggy comedy about a playboy ne'er-do-well who marries and then divorces the same woman, a torchy singer and one-time gangster's moll, again and again. Rather ugly little movie, written for the screen by no less than Neil Simon, repeats its meet-cute formula until a certain bleary-eyed resentment sets in. It's not a promising idea in the cinematic sense, and director Jerry Rees can't get it off the runway (despite a lively opening). Good supporting players Armand Assante, Robert Loggia and Paul Reiser aren't much help. As for infant terribles Baldwin and Basinger: at this stage in their careers, neither was able to carry a picture. Baldwin is wiry but green and nervous; Basinger is more confident as a performer, but can find no strengths for herself in this material. ** from ****


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