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Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

Jack loses $65000 in poker in Las Vegas, where he's marrying Betsy. The wedding'll have to wait as the poker winner wants the weekend with Betsy to cancel the debt. She accepts. Whom will she marry?

Director:

Andrew Bergman

Writer:

Andrew Bergman
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... Tommy Korman
Nicolas Cage ... Jack Singer
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Betsy / Donna
Pat Morita ... Mahi Mahi
Johnny Williams ... Johnny Sandwich
John Capodice ... Sally Molars
Robert Costanzo ... Sidney Tomashefsky
Anne Bancroft ... Bea Singer
Peter Boyle ... Chief Orman
Burton Gilliam ... Roy Bacon - Elvis Impersonator
Brent Hinkley ... Vern
Dean Hallo Dean Hallo ... Lyle
Seymour Cassel ... Tony Cataracts
Jerry Tarkanian Jerry Tarkanian ... Sid Feder
Keone Young ... Eddie Wong
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Storyline

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose sixty-five thousand dollars in a poker game, and offers to clear the debt for a weekend with his fiancée. Suddenly the man is insanely jealous, and pursues his fiancée and her rich companion, but finds pitfalls in his path as the gambler tries to delay his interference. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A comedy about one bride, two grooms, and a wedding party you won't believe. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

28 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Διακοπές στο Λας Βέγκας See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,318,157, 30 August 1992

Gross USA:

$35,208,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,208,854
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nicolas Cage played alongside James Caan's son Scott in Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Jack is on the plane with the Flying Elvises and learning how to use the parachute, it is daylight outside as seen through the windows of the plane and the interior of the cabin is full daylight. When they get up to jump, just minutes later by the film's time line, it is completely dark outside and the cabin lights are on inside the plane. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Korman: Now I shake your hand!
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Crazy Credits

The pre-opening credits show a cartoon version of Jack Singer trying by various means to climb a wedding cake in order to reach a bride standing on the top, but each time being foiled by a thundercloud. Eventually the bride climbs off the cake just as he is climbing upwards and leaves. Frustrated by this Jack causes the cake to collapse beneath him. See more »

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A charmingly goofy comedy that shows Nicolas Cage at his best
22 February 2010 | by Doctor_MongooseSee all my reviews

Honeymoon in Vegas is a charming little romantic comedy directed by Andrew Bergman, which sees him working with Nicolas Cage for the first time. Two years later would seem them collaborate once more with "It Could Happen To You", a film that is equally as funny and equally as under-appreciated. The pair work really well together as Bergman's style of comedy utilises what makes Cage such a good actor, his ability to portray anxiety in a way that makes you laugh and yet still be fully sympathetic with his plight.

In a pretty high concept plot, Cage plays a private detective, haunted with dreams of his dead mother, who is in a long term relationship with a teacher played by Sarah Jessica Parker but is afraid to tie the knot. Relationship troubles persuade Cage to take the plunge, deciding to head off to Vegas to get married as fast as possible before he is able to change his mind. The comedy really kicks in when James Caan's character, a wealthy professional gambler, spots Cage's fiancée and decides to pursue her himself using the most underhand of tactics as she looks similar to his recently deceased wife.

Granted, the premise might not be the most edgy or original of ones but it consistently manages to serve up some really funny moments. Towards the end it starts to slightly go off the boil with James Caan's character seeming to change in a way that seems geared to reach a resolution rather than unfold naturally. This problem only really briefly manifests itself in places throughout the last fifteen minutes of the film, but can't really detract from the heartwarming climax involving a planeload of skydiving Elvises.

If you are looking for a goofy comedy to watch that you don't need to think about a great deal then you'll not do much better than Honeymoon in Vegas. If you are still not convinced then watch it because Sarah Jessica Parker spends a lot of the time scantily clad, and this is before she looked like some genetic engineering atrocity where the DNA of a horse was spliced with a prune.


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