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Betsy's Wedding (1990)

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Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Alda

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Alan Alda
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Eddie Hopper
Joey Bishop ... Mr. Hopper - Eddie's Father
Madeline Kahn ... Lola Hopper
Anthony LaPaglia ... Stevie Dee
Catherine O'Hara ... Gloria Henner
Joe Pesci ... Oscar Henner
Molly Ringwald ... Betsy Hopper
Ally Sheedy ... Connie Hopper
Burt Young ... Georgie
Julie Bovasso ... Grandma
Nicolas Coster ... Harry Lovell
Bibi Besch ... Nancy Lovell
Dylan Walsh ... Jake Lovell
Camille Saviola ... Angelica
Allan Rich ... Nate Tobias
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Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by Jake's rich WASP parents that he blows the ceremony up into a bank-breaking showpiece, sending his wife, Lola, into a financial panic. Pressure from Betsy's extended family to include their joint Jewish and Italian-Catholic heritage in the ceremony doesn't do much to assuage the title character's worries, nor does the lovelorn bitterness of her older sister, Connie, who's single, her parents assume, because she has the audacity to pursue the unfeminine profession of police officer. With all of his funds tied up into the money pit of a house he's building, Betsy's dad has to turn to his crooked brother-in-law, Oscar, for financial assistance, and soon a soft-spoken but menacing young mobster named Stevie Dee is supervising Eddie's construction project and ... Written by Anonymous

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The wedding picture doesn't always tell the whole story.

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Comedy | Romance

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joe Pesci and Burt Young appeared in Once Upon a Time in America (1984). See more »

Goofs

At the construction site in New York, George and Stevie Dee never wear protection helmets, which is a standard procedure involving authorized and unauthorized personnel working or visiting the site (even Eddie uses a helmet and he's a visitor just like Stevie and George are). See more »

Quotes

Eddie Hopper: You got this tent for nothing?
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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Ugliest Wedding Dresses (2017) See more »

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Written by Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams
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A wedding in a leaking tent
11 November 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Nothing could bring more rivalry between parents and would be in-laws as a wedding. The young couple in this story has more common sense than their elders. They just want a small affair, but then, the parents get involved blowing the whole thing out of proportion. What a terrible waste these things are. After all, most of them would end up in divorce.

Alan Alda has written, directed and is one of the stars of "Betsy's Wedding", a film about two different families, one struggling, and the other one rich, whose children are going to marry. The comedy is a bit dated. What starts as a small wedding ends up as an elaborate celebration in a tent in the middle of a rain storm. There are a few laughs in the picture.

Best of the whole thing are Ally Sheedy and Anthony LaPaglia who are supposed to be secondary characters. The large cast does what it can with the material they have to play. Alan Alda, Madeline Kahn, Molly Ringwald, Dylan Walsh, Joe Pesci, and Catherine O'Hara are seen as the family members.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Daughters See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,662,488, 24 June 1990

Gross USA:

$19,740,070

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,740,070
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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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