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Muriel's Wedding (1994)

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A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director:

P.J. Hogan

Writer:

P.J. Hogan
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Lee Sophie Lee ... Tania Degano
Roz Hammond ... Cheryl (as Rosalind Hammond)
Toni Collette ... Muriel Heslop
Belinda Jarrett Belinda Jarrett ... Janine
Pippa Grandison ... Nicole
Bill Hunter ... Bill Heslop
Jeanie Drynan ... Betty Heslop
Dan Wyllie ... Perry Heslop (as Daniel Wyllie)
Gabby Millgate ... Joanie Heslop
Gennie Nevinson Gennie Nevinson ... Deidre Chambers
Rachel Griffiths ... Rhonda Epinstalk
Matt Day ... Brice Nobes
Chris Haywood ... Ken Blundell
Daniel Lapaine ... David Van Arkle
Susan Prior ... Girl at Wedding
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Storyline

Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date. Then she steals some money to go on a tropical vacation, meets a wacky friend, changes her name to Mariel, and turns her world upside down. Written by Lynn Salmon

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She's not just getting married, she's getting even. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sex-related dialogue and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Australia | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La boda de Muriel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,185,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,300,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the video store where Muriel works, a poster for the movie Strictly Ballroom is visible. Bill Hunter, who plays Bill Heslop (Muriel's father), Is also in Strictly Ballroom in the role of Barry Fife. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are all on holiday/honeymoon, one of throws a red drink in Muriel's face, clearly splashing the brim of her hat. When the film next cuts back to her, the hat is spotless again. See more »

Quotes

Leo Higgins: You know what they call this great man? "Bill the Battler". 'Cause he's a little Aussie battler.
Bill: Been battling all me life. Battling for Porpoise Spit.
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Alternate Versions

The theatrical release clearly showed a woman dressed as Wonder Woman and a man dressed as Robin during the talent show scene when Muriel and Rhonda are presented with the over-sized check and champagne. In the DVD/video release, Robin is only partly shown and Wonder Woman is not shown at all. See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) See more »

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Amazing Grace
(uncredited)
Written by John Newton
Performed by Funeral Attendees
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brilliant
30 May 2012 | by najwa-sky-limitSee all my reviews

i know it's a great movie because it made me cry and i don't cry while watching any movie, of course some would say it's not a good enough movie i would say just watch it and full in love with Toni Colette and Australia as she made it the warmest place on earth. you would think it's a comedy movie or a drama but it's more than that it's a call for life and seeking freedom and real love and friends it will make you recheck your list of friends to see who are the true ones, it will make you recheck your life to make sure you'r living it right and for the right reasons and Toni oh boy she's a miracle. just watch the damn movie and you won't regret it, IT'S A MASTER PIECE


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