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Polish Wedding (1998)

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The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Danes ... Hala
Jon Bradford Jon Bradford ... Sailor
Lena Olin ... Jadzia
Ramsey Krull ... Kris
Gabriel Byrne ... Bolek
Daniel Lapaine ... Ziggy
Rachel Morrin Rachel Morrin ... Ziggy & Sofie's Baby
Rebecca Morrin Rebecca Morrin ... Ziggy & Sofie's Baby
Mili Avital ... Sofie
Steven Petrarca ... Witek
Brian Hoyt Brian Hoyt ... Kaz
Christina Romana Lypeckyj Christina Romana Lypeckyj ... Kasia
Peter Carey ... Piotrus
Rade Serbedzija ... Roman
Ryan Spahn ... Kid
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Storyline

The film centers on a big Polish family. Jadzia is the mother and the ruler of the Pzoniak family (she has five children). Though she's happily married to Bolek, she is also having a long-time affair with Roman. Her young daughter Hala is having an affair with neighbour cop Russell and becomes pregnant by him. Russell is pressed hard to marry Hala. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the further you stray, the closer you are to home.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amori & segreti See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$92,055, 19 July 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$563,143, 16 August 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First screen appearance by 'Veronica Mars' star Kristen Bell, as an uncredited teen neighbor. See more »

Goofs

Several times Russell is pictured in full police uniform, but is not wearing his gun or utility belt. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jadzia Pzoniak: Gypsy!
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Boring movie missing true cultural background
11 January 2004 | by darseg23See all my reviews

I've just seen this movie. Polish Wedding was widely discussed in the Polish media and was regarded very controversial because of the way it described Polish society in America. I have some thoughts about it: 1. Movie misses a plot. It consists of several scenes that loosely linked. 2. Writer seems to have very faint knowledge about Polish culture and Poles. Poles don't eat pierogis every day on every meal :-) They don't smoke more than other nationalities. Music seemed to be rather Balkan. There are many Polish names but I don't recognize many Polish features and it completely misses Polish family atmosphere. 3. People kneeling before Hala crowned with garland. What was that? Does Teresa Conelly think that Poles recognized in her Virgin Mary? It's totally stupid scene.


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