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Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in ... See full summary »

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Andrew Bergman

Writer:

Andrew Bergman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... Tommy Korman
Nicolas Cage ... Jack Singer
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Betsy / Donna
Pat Morita ... Mahi Mahi
Johnny Williams ... Johnny Sandwich
John Capodice ... Sally Molars
Robert Costanzo ... Sidney Tomashefsky
Anne Bancroft ... Bea Singer
Peter Boyle ... Chief Orman
Burton Gilliam ... Roy Bacon, Elvis Impersonator
Brent Hinkley ... Vern
Dean Hallo Dean Hallo ... Lyle
Seymour Cassel ... Tony Cataracts
Jerry Tarkanian Jerry Tarkanian ... Sid Feder
Keone Young ... Eddie Wong
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Storyline

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose sixty-five thousand dollars in a poker game, and offers to clear the debt for a weekend with his fiancée. Suddenly the man is insanely jealous, and pursues his fiancée and her rich companion, but finds pitfalls in his path as the gambler tries to delay his interference. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A comedy about one bride, two grooms, and 34 flying Elvises. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

28 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Διακοπές στο Λας Βέγκας See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,318,157, 28 August 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,208,854
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Country music singer Ricky Van Shelton, who covers the Elvis song "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" for this film, has a cameo as one of the Flying Elvises in the airplane, as confirmed by Shelton in an interview at the time of the film's release. (He did not, however, jump from the plane). See more »

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When the little Elvis is singing in the lounge, his mouth does not move with the soundtrack and at times turns away from the mic and his voice remains at the same volume See more »

Quotes

Roy: We're the Flying Elvises. Utah chapter.
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Crazy Credits

The pre-opening credits show a cartoon version of Jack Singer trying by various means to climb a wedding cake in order to reach a bride standing on the top, but each time being foiled by a thundercloud. Eventually the bride climbs off the cake just as he is climbing upwards and leaves. Frustrated by this Jack causes the cake to collapse beneath him. See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The English Patient (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Jailhouse Rock
Performed by John Mellencamp
Composed by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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a few passable moments
1 February 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jack Singer (Nicolas Cage) is a private investigator dealing with many broken relationships. He promised his mother on her deathbed never to get married. His 2nd grade teacher girlfriend Betsy Nolan (Sarah Jessica Parker) pressures him into marrying her. They go to Vegas where she catches the eye of hard gambler Tommy Korman (James Caan). She reminds him of his wife Donna. Tommy wins $65k from Jack in a rigged poker game. Tommy gets Donna to spend a weekend in exchange for erasing the debt.

This is all Jack's fault. Tommy is a shark but Jack is the one who took Tommy's money instead of walking away. It would be better for the story if both Jack and Betsy are at the game. Also it would be better if Jack borrows the money only after getting the hand. After the setup, the chase has a few fun moments. A manic Cage is always interesting. Caan is terrific as a tough guy. The start is a little wonky but Sarah Jessica Parker yelling that he made her into a whore is pretty funny. There are some sporadic laughs.


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