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The Marrying Man (1991)

A millionaire playboy goes into Las Vegas and comes out married to a woman he barely knows.

Director:

Jerry Rees

Writer:

Neil Simon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Basinger ... Vicki Anderson
Alec Baldwin ... Charley Pearl
Robert Loggia ... Lew Horner
Elisabeth Shue ... Adele Horner
Armand Assante ... Bugsy Siegel
Paul Reiser ... Phil Golden
Fisher Stevens ... Sammy
Peter Dobson ... Tony
Steve Hytner ... George
Jeremy Roberts ... Gus
Big John Studd Big John Studd ... Dante
Tony Longo ... Sam
Tom Milanovich Tom Milanovich ... Andy
Tim Hauser Tim Hauser ... Woody
Carey Eidel Carey Eidel ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to marry each other. Charley was going to marry his girlfriend but when she finds out about him and Vicki, she leaves him. And Vicki doesn't seem to be his kind of woman at all... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Every man has a weakness. For millionaire Charley Pearl she's blonde, beautiful and loves to say "YES" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Too Hot to Handle See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,030,749, 7 April 1991

Gross USA:

$12,454,768

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,454,768
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

From Carrie Fisher's memoir, Wishful Drinking, "Now, my stepfather Harry Karl was not a handsome man but because he was wealthy and well-groomed he was said to be distinguished looking. That's ugly with money. They actually made a movie about Harry Karl and Marie McDonald and their multiple marriages called The Marrying Man (1991) and Alec Baldwin played Harry Karl. I think the resemblance is astonishing." See more »

Goofs

The film opens in San Francisco, 1956 and the on the wall of the nightclub (Dexter's) is an advertisement for KJAZ FM. That radio station did not sign on in San Francisco until August, 1959. See more »

Quotes

George: Take your pitch and swing, baby.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/N.E.R.D. (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Soundtrack songs produced by Tim Hauser
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Comedy clichés, unending successions of love-at-last-sight...
1 June 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger struggle to enliven soggy comedy about a playboy ne'er-do-well who marries and then divorces the same woman, a torchy singer and one-time gangster's moll, again and again. Rather ugly little movie, written for the screen by no less than Neil Simon, repeats its meet-cute formula until a certain bleary-eyed resentment sets in. It's not a promising idea in the cinematic sense, and director Jerry Rees can't get it off the runway (despite a lively opening). Good supporting players Armand Assante, Robert Loggia and Paul Reiser aren't much help. As for infant terribles Baldwin and Basinger: at this stage in their careers, neither was able to carry a picture. Baldwin is wiry but green and nervous; Basinger is more confident as a performer, but can find no strengths for herself in this material. ** from ****


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