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Muriel's Wedding ()


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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.

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Sophie Lee ...
Tania Degano
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Cheryl (as Rosalind Hammond)
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Muriel Heslop
Belinda Jarrett ...
Janine
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Nicole
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Bill Heslop
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Betty Heslop
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Perry Heslop (as Daniel Wyllie)
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Joanie Heslop
Gennie Nevinson ...
Deidre Chambers
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Rhonda Epinstalk
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Brice Nobes
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Ken Blundell
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David Van Arkle
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Girl at Wedding
Nathan Kaye ...
Peter 'Chook' Vernell
Cecily Polson ...
Tania's Mother
Rob Steele ...
Leo Higgins
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Store Detective (as Genevieve Picot)
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Constable Saunders
Steve Smith ...
Constable Gillespie
Katie Saunders ...
Penelope Heslop
Dene Kermond ...
Malcolm Heslop
Jeamin Lee ...
Chinese Waitress
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Chinese Maitre d'
Kuni Hashimoto ...
Akira
Ken Senga ...
Victor Keinosuke
Des Rodgers ...
Island MC
Rohan Jones ...
Restaurant Boy
Scott Hall-Watson ...
Restaurant Boy
Craig Olson ...
Restaurant Boy
Justin Witham ...
Restaurant Boy
Rodney Arnold ...
Ejected Diner
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Himself
Steve Cox ...
Cruise Taxi Driver
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Sailor
James Schramko ...
Sailor
Richard Morecroft ...
Himself
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Federal Policeman
John Gaden ...
Doctor
Heather Mitchell ...
Bridal Manageress #1
Heidi Lapaine ...
Bridal Assistant #1
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Physiotherapist (as Diane Smith)
Darrin Klimek ...
Rhonda's Taxi Driver
Penne Hackforth-Jones ...
Bridal Manageress #2
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Bridal Assistant #2
Robert Alexander ...
Barrister
Troy Hardy ...
Young Boy
Robyn Pitt Owen ...
Singer at Muriel's Wedding
Annie Byron ...
Rhonda's Mother
Jacqueline Linke ...
Press at Muriel's Wedding
Alvaro Marques ...
Press at Muriel's Wedding
Fiona Sullivan ...
Press at Muriel's Wedding
Ineke Rapp ...
Press at Muriel's Wedding
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Press at Muriel's Wedding
Vincent Ball ...
Priest
John Hoare ...
Well Wisher at Muriel's Wedding
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Sergeant
Louise Cullen ...
Deidre's Friend
Basil Clarke ...
Funeral Priest
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Taxi Driver
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Groomsman (uncredited)
John Michael Howson ...
Himself (uncredited)
Fred Rouady ...
Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by

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P.J. Hogan

Written by

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P.J. Hogan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael D. Aglion ... associate producer
Lynda House ... producer
Tony Mahood ... associate producer
Jocelyn Moorhouse ... producer

Music by

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Peter Best

Cinematography by

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Martin McGrath

Film Editing by

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Jill Bilcock

Editorial Department

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Ian Letcher ... color grader
Jeremy Lines ... editing attachment
Jane Moran ... assembly editor
Cleo Myles ... assistant editor
Rohan Wilson ... negative matcher
Heather McDermott ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Alison Barrett

Production Design by

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Paddy Reardon ... (as Patrick Reardon)

Art Direction by

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Hugh Bateup

Set Decoration by

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Glen W. Johnson
Jane Murphy

Costume Design by

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Terry Ryan

Makeup Department

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Margaret Archman ... makeup assistant: Queensland
Carolyn Nott ... makeup assistant: Queensland
Noriko Watanabe ... hair/makeup supervisor
Noreen Wilkie ... hair assistant / makeup assistant
Jan Zeigenbein ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Catherine Bishop ... production manager (as Catherine 'Tatts' Bishop)
Nick Fenby ... production manager: Queensland / unit manager: Queensland
Simon Hawkins ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Karen Mahood ... third assistant director
Tony Mahood ... first assistant director
John Martin ... second assistant director
Angella McPherson ... third assistant director: Queensland (as Angela McPherson)

Art Department

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Dianne Bennett ... art department assistant
James Cox ... stand-by props
Christina Díaz Norman ... art department coordinator
Philipa Playford ... art department assistant
Andrew Staig ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Steve Burgess ... foley artist
Helen Field ... sound liaison
Jack Friedman ... boom operator
James Harvey ... assistant sound editor
David Lee ... sound
Gerry Long ... foley artist (as Gerard Long)
Steve Murphy ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Glenn Newnham ... sound
Paul Pirola ... adr recordist
Livia Ruzic ... sound
Roger Savage ... sound
André Cappello ... recording assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ray Fowler ... special effects coordinator
Paul Gorrie ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Roger Cowland ... opticals

Stunts

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Rocky McDonald ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nick Adam ... electrician: Queensland
Andrew Flannigan ... camera operator: helicopter, Queensland
John Forrest ... camera attachment
Darryn Fox ... electrician
Sally Gray ... camera attachment
Murray Head ... best boy: Queensland
Darrin Keough ... first assistant camera
Brett Matthews ... clapper loader
Brett McDowell ... key grip
Robert McFarlane ... still photographer
Ken Moffatt ... gaffer: Queensland
Peter Moloney ... best boy (as Peter Maloney)
Andrew Moore ... electrician
David Parkinson ... gaffer
Greg Rawson ... best boy
Gary Shearsmith ... grip: Queensland
John Tate ... grip
David Williamson ... camera operator
Heath Williamson ... video split operator: Queensland
Bruce Phillips ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Gabrielle Healy ... extras casting
Trish McAskill ... casting assistant (as Tricia McAskill)
Sandra Oosterman ... extras casting assistant
Kristin Whitfield ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Suzanne Head ... costume constructor (as Susanne 'Mouse' Head)
Heather Laurie ... stand-by wardrobe
Michelle Leonard ... wardrobe supervisor
Mandy Sedawie ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Patricia Blunt ... location manager
Russell Boyd ... location manager: Queensland

Music Department

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Chris Gough ... music supervisor
David Hemming ... music mixer engineer / music recordist/engineer

Other crew

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Ian Anderson ... laboratory liaison
Antonia Barnard ... completion guarantor
Mandy Carter ... post-production accountant
Sharon Gerussi ... production secretary
Fran Lanigan ... marketing consultant
Tony Leonard ... insurance
Peter Long ... title designer
Steeves Lumley ... insurance
Ian Madison ... don's body
Jeff McTaggart ... helicopter pilot: Queensland
Bryce Menzies ... legal
Victoria Mielewska ... dialogue coach
Sandie Morris ... assistant accountant
Shane Naylor ... unit assistant
John O'Connell ... choreographer
Daphne Paris ... script supervisor
Damien Rossi ... production runner: Queensland
Ian Russell ... laboratory liaison
Jill Steele ... production accountant
Jo Stewart ... release script
Rowena Talacko ... production coordinator
Phillip Taylor ... unit assistant
Roth Warren ... legal
Martin Williams ... production runner
Christopher Gambale ... assistant to Harvey Weinstein (uncredited)

Thanks

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Jane Campion ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines A comedy about a small-town girl who didn't fit in, but is about to learn how to stand out. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mariel's Wedding (Australia)
  • Muriel (France)
  • Muriels Hochzeit (Germany)
  • La boda de Muriel (Spain)
  • La boda de Muriel (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $42,300,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Toni Collette gained 40 pounds in 7 weeks with the help of a dietitian for this role. See more »
Goofs When Betty Heslop writes the first check to "cash" for Muriel to buy cosmetics, it is dated 12-1-1994. When Muriel hands her father a check for $5,000 near the end of the film, that check is dated 2-11-1992. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Terror Nullius (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Dancing Queen See more »
Quotes Muriel: When I lived in Porpoise Spit, I used to sit in my room for hours and listen to ABBA songs. But since I've met you and moved to Sydney, I haven't listened to one Abba song. That's because my life is as good as an Abba song. It's as good as Dancing Queen.
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