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The Wedding Singer (1998)

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Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

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Frank Coraci

Writer:

Tim Herlihy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Robbie Hart
Drew Barrymore ... Julia Sullivan
Christine Taylor ... Holly Sullivan
Allen Covert ... Sammy
Matthew Glave ... Glenn Guglia
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Rosie
Angela Featherstone ... Linda
Alexis Arquette ... George
Christina Pickles ... Angie Sullivan
Jodi Thelen ... Kate
Frank Sivero ... Andy
Patrick McTavish Patrick McTavish ... Tyler
Gemini Barnett Gemini Barnett ... Petey
Teddy Castellucci Teddy Castellucci ... Robbie Hart Band Member
Randy Razz Randy Razz ... Robbie Hart Band Member
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Storyline

Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners. Written by Anonymous

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Before the internet, Before cell phones, Before roller-blades, There was a time... 1985. Don't pretend you don't remember. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wedding Singer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,917,127, 16 February 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,245,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,306,987
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of George was based on Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club. He sings "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Billy Idol first begins speaking over the plane's loudspeaker, he says that one of the First-Class passengers wants to sing to one of the Coach passengers. Julia instantly appears to think its to her, but she has no reason to think this. Also, when Robbie begins to sing to her still in First Class, she turns to see the entire cabin of people gazing at her with smiles. The people had absolutely no way of knowing it was her that Robbie was singing to. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Robbie: All right, everybody out on the dance floor! No exceptions! Look at all the happy couples!
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Crazy Credits

On the VHS version, after the credits there are three Karaoke style 80's songs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pastewka: Der Antrag (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Believe in Love
Written by Robert John Lange (as R.J. Lange)
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News (as Huey Lewis and the News)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Sandler at His Finest
17 March 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Adam Sandler stars as a hopeless romantic in this warm and witty comedy that co-stars Barrymore as Sandler's love interest. This one is a big surprise for me. It's the funniest of Sandler's films because he seems calmer than in his previous and recent efforts. He's connecting to a character here it's a nice one. Barrymore is quite lovely as Julia. She's actually adorable in the role and the conclusion to the film is one of the most creative endings of recent romantic comedies. Directed by Coraci, who with Sandler, followed this up with the hit "The Waterboy."


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