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The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 20 September 1996 (USA)
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Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elise Elliot Atchison
... Brenda Morelli Cushman
... Annie MacDuggan Paradis
... Gunilla Garson Goldberg
... Shelly Stewart
... Morton Cushman
... Cynthia Swann Griffin
... Bill Atchison
... Aaron Paradis
... Phoebe LaVelle
... Dr. Leslie Rosen
... Duarto Feliz
... Chris Paradis
... Catherine MacDuggan
... Uncle Carmine
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After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three wives have been dumped for newer, curvier models. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts - in the wallet! Sit back and watch the sparks fly as The Wives get mad, get even and get it all. Justice has seldom been so sweet. Or so much fun. Written by Anonymous

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Don't get mad. Get everything. See more »

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El club de las divorciadas  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,913,411, 22 September 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$105,489,203

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$181,489,203
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Dan Hedaya and Aida Linares previously costarred in Clueless but do not share screen time in this film. See more »

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In the scene after Cynthia's funeral, when the girls are at the restaurant table, Brenda asks Elise about her surgery. When Brenda says "...the full enchilada", it's dubbed from "...the full Ivana" (as seen in the trailer), referencing Ivana Trump. See more »

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Uncle Carmine: Brenda, I speak on behalf of your father, my beloved brother, that Morty is garbage, and it would be an honor to me to take him out.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.130 (2013) See more »

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Over and Over
Written by Phil Galdston, Alan Roy Scott, Reed Vertelney
Performed by Puff Johnson
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great entertainment
20 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Although many feel that the movie fell short I think they missed the point of the movie. The movie starts showing four very different women, and flashes back 25+ years ago when they were close collage friends. Their lives have taken them in four different directions and their lives are very different from each other. The movie isn't about making fun of men, divorce, fame or fortune. Its about women friends - not casual "how are you, nice to see you again" friends - the kind of friends who know the you way down deep inside, and don't let you get away with anything because they know you too well. These women interact in a way that men will never understand, but that most women will identify with.

In the end, this movie is great entertainment. Pure and simple. No great message to deliver - just relax and enjoy it, thats what its there for!


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