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After making a deathbed promise to his mother that he would never marry, Jack Singer (Nicolas Cage) finds that resolve challenged when his girlfriend, Betsy (Sarah Jessica Parker), begins making noise about wanting to start a family. Worried he might lose her, Jack makes the rash decision that they should fly to Las Vegas that weekend to tie the knot. Feet still cold, Jack spurns Betsy's idea to get married the moment they step off the plane, preferring to procrastinate for a few hours over a game of poker arranged by notorious gambler Tommy Korman (James Caan). Peddling the game as a get-to-know-you thrown by the hotel, Korman steadily raises the stakes on Jack until the novice is in for 65,000 dollars of the house's money on a hand he's sure he'll win -- a straight flush to the jack. When he loses the fixed hand, the flabbergasted Jack has a major problem on his hands. Korman offers an unusual solution: If Betsy, whom Korman spotted in the lobby because of her resemblance to his late wife, will spend the weekend with him, Jack's debt will be forgiven. Betsy initially refuses, considering it a ploy by Jack to postpone the wedding, but soon agrees to fly to Hawaii with Korman, in part because it will teach Jack a lesson. When she finds herself charmed by Korman's smooth and sensitive shtick, her desperate fiancé goes to incredible lengths to win her back, including jumping from a plane with a troop of skydiving Elvises. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

  • Release date:August 28, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nicolas Cage Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1992 Nominee

Cast

James Caan
as Tommy Korman
Nicolas Cage
as Detective Jack Singer
Sarah Jessica Parker
as Betsy Nolan/Donna
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
as Mahi Mahi
Johnny Williams
as Johnny Sandwich
Anne Bancroft
as Bea Singer
Peter Boyle
as Chief Orman
John Capodice
as Sally Mollars
Robert Costanzo
as Sidney Tomashefsky
Burton Gilliam
as Roy
Captain Haggerty
as Businessman
Cathy Celario
as Croupier
Clearance Giddens
as Black Elvis
Connie Kissinger
as Ticket Agent-Kauai
Danny Kamekona
as Niko
David Buccella
as Bellhop
David Jenner
as Elvis Impersonator
Dean Hallo
as Lyle
Eddie Bear
as Elvis Impersonator
Esmond Chung
as Cop
Gary Benson
as Elvis Impersonator
Gwen Greenhalgh
as Cigarette Girl
Seymour Cassel
as Tony Cataracts
John McMahon
as Chris
Ben Stein
as Walter
Angela Pietropinto
as School Parent
Robert Kim
as Oriental Elvis
Roddy Ragsdale
as Elvis Impersonator
Sasha Semenoff
as 2nd Waiter
Teddy Bergman
as David
Tiiu Leek
as Anchorwoman
Tony Shalhoub
as Buddy Walker
Jerry Tarkanian
as Sid Feder
Joanna Lipari
as JFK Agent
John Sarviss
as Helicopter Pilot
Johnny Cha Cha
as Cha Cha
Keone Young
as Eddie Wong
Koko Kanealii
as Cop #2
Anna Lobell
as Airport Passenger
Lonnie Schuyler
as Pool Guy
Ray Favaro
as Clerk
Rick Marino
as Elvis Impersonator
John Patrick
as Poker Instructor
Lisa Ann Poggi
as Laura
Joshua Nelson
as Guy in Little Italy
Brad Blumenthal
as Waiter
Brent Hinkley
as Vern
Bruno Hernandez
as Little Elvis

Crew

Andrew Bergman
Director
Andrew Bergman
Screenwriter
William A. Fraker
Cinematographer
Steve Maslow
Musical Direction/Supervision
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Malkin
Editor
John Warnke
Art Director
Adam Merims
Associate Producer
Neil Machlis
Executive Producer
Linda de Scenna
Set Designer
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
David MacMillan
Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Barker
Stunts
Al Laverde
Key Grip
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