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Betsy's Wedding Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper (Molly Ringwald) and her straight-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell(Dylan Walsh), just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie (Alan Alda), a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by Jake's rich WASP parents (Nicolas Coster and Bibi Besch) that he blows the ceremony up into a bank-breaking showpiece, sending his wife, Lola (Madeline Kahn), 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 (Ally Sheedy), 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 (Joe Pesci), for financial assistance, and soon a soft-spoken but menacing young mobster named Stevie Dee (Anthony LaPaglia) is supervising Eddie's construction project and casting his romantic aspirations toward the clueless Connie. Underworld hijinks and unconventional matrimonial practices ensue in this broad domestic comedy written and directed by star Alan Alda. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:June 22, 1990

Cast

Alan Alda
as Eddie Hopper
Madeline Kahn
as Lola Hopper
Molly Ringwald
as Betsy Hopper
Ally Sheedy
as Connie Hopper
Anthony LaPaglia
as Stevie Dee
Joe Pesci
as Oscar Henner
Joey Bishop
as Eddie's Father
Dylan Walsh
as Jake Lovell
Catherine O'Hara
as Gloria Henner
Burt Young
as Georgie
Nicolas Coster
as Henry Lovell
Bibi Besch
as Nancy Lovell
Allan Rich
as Nate Tobias
Larry Block
as Barber
Helen Hanft
as Fitter
Sully Boyar
as Morris, Lola's Dad
Julie Bovasso
as Grandma
Frankie R. Faison
as Zack Monroe
Monica Carr
as Joy
Camille Saviola
as Angelica
William Duff-Griffin
as Caterer
Tom Mardirosian
as Dave Delahees
Mario Todisco
as Anselmo, the Bodyguard
Samuel L. Jackson
as Taxi Dispatcher
Janet Pasquale
as Georgie's Companion

Crew

Alan Alda
Director
Louis A. Stroller
Producer
Alan Alda
Screenwriter
Kelvin Pike
Cinematographer
Jimmy Van Heusen
Songwriter
Phil Spector
Songwriter
Barbra Streisand
Songwriter
Bruce Broughton
Composer (Music Score)
Jack Hues
Songwriter
Sammy Cahn
Featured Music
George Gershwin
Featured Music
Jeff Barry
Songwriter
Van Morrison
Songwriter
Ira Gershwin
Featured Music
Paul Williams
Songwriter
Harry Warren
Featured Music
Michael Polakow
Editor
Martin Bregman
Co-producer
Barbara Kahn
Set Designer
Mary Malin
Costume Designer
Greg Hull
Special Effects
Frank Ferrara
Stunts
Don Hewitt, Sr.
Stunts
Jeff Goodwin
Makeup
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