• Publication date: January 25, 2013

Betsy's Wedding

When Betsy, a fashion student, announces her engagement to Dylan, an investment banker, her father Eddie Hopper finds himself intimidated by Dylan's rich parents and decides to break the bank to put on the best wedding ever for Betsy. But with all his money tied up in a house he's building Eddie has to turn to his crooked brother-in-law Oscar and his mob connections to pay for the wedding...

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 1990

MBC Max:

February 4, 2013 05:30 (KSA) ~ February 4, 2013 04:30 (CLT)

When Betsy (Molly Ringwald), a fashion student, announces her engagement to Jake (Dylan Walsh), an investment banker, her father Eddie Hopper (Alan Alda) finds himself intimidated by Jake's rich parents (Nicolas Coster and Bibi Besch) and decides to break the bank to put on the best wedding ever for Betsy. But with all his money tied up in a house he's building, Eddie has to turn to his crooked brother-in-law Oscar (Joe Pesci) and his mob connections to pay for the wedding. This of course sends his wife Lola (Madeline Kahn) into a financial panic, as Dylan's parents ask Betsy to incorporate their Jewish and Italian-Catholic heritage into the already-overblown ceremony. Meanwhile, Betsy's sister Connie (Ally Sheedy) who works as a police officer, catches the eye of mob-connected Stevie Dee (Anthony LaPaglia) who was originally sent to supervise Eddie's construction project and make sure that things are going smoothly, so the mob can feel reassured about Eddie paying back the money he borrowed to put on the wedding...

A hilariously funny and entertaining feel-good movie, watch out for a little-known-then Samuel Jackson in the taxi depot scene. Enjoy this one.

Starring:

  • Alan Alda
  • Madeline Kahn
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Ally Sheedy
  • Joe Pesci
  • Anthony LaPaglia
  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Burt Young
  • Joey Bishop
  • Dylan Walsh

Directed by:  Alan Alda

Rating:  R for language and sexuality.