Honeymoon in Vegas

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Honeymoon in Vegas

Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndrew Bergman
Produced byMike Lobell
Written byAndrew Bergman
StarringNicolas Cage
James Caan
Sarah Jessica Parker
Editing byBarry Malkin
StudioCastle Rock Entertainment
New Line Cinema
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date(s)
  • August 28, 1992 (1992-08-28)
Running time92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$25 million
Box office$35,208,854
 
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Honeymoon in Vegas

Theatrical release poster
Directed byAndrew Bergman
Produced byMike Lobell
Written byAndrew Bergman
StarringNicolas Cage
James Caan
Sarah Jessica Parker
Editing byBarry Malkin
StudioCastle Rock Entertainment
New Line Cinema
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date(s)
  • August 28, 1992 (1992-08-28)
Running time92 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$25 million
Box office$35,208,854

Honeymoon in Vegas is a 1992 comedy film directed by Andrew Bergman and starring Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Plot

Jack Singer (Cage) has sworn to his mother while she was on her deathbed that he would never get married. Years later, he goes back on his promise and proposes to his girlfriend, Betsy (Parker), and quickly arranges a Las Vegas marriage. They check into the Bally's Hotel.

Before the wedding, however, a wealthy professional gambler, Tommy Korman (Caan) sees Betsy and notices a striking resemblance to his beloved late wife. He arranges a crooked poker game where Jack loses $65,000 (with Jerry Tarkanian as one of the other players). Korman promises to erase the debt if he can spend the weekend with Singer's fiancée.

After getting Korman to agree to no sex, the desperate couple agree. Jack tries desperately to get Betsy back and discovers that Korman has taken her to Hawaii, where he has his family and connections. Korman has a friend, Mahi Mahi (Pat Morita), basically keep Jack as far as possible from him and Betsy. Jack discovers this and goes to Korman's house. Korman attacks Jack and has him arrested.

After having Dr. Molar bail him out of jail, Mahi Mahi meets him outside and admits that Korman left with Betsy and is forcing her to marry him. Mahi races Jack to the airport.

Betsy decides she cannot go through with the wedding and escapes from Korman. Meanwhile, after changing many planes and finding himself stuck in San Jose, Jack tries frantically to find a flight to Vegas. Finally he finds a group about to depart for Vegas, but, much to his surprise, finds out mid-flight that they are the Utah chapter of the "Flying Elvises" - a skydiving team of Elvis impersonators. Jack now realizes that he will have to skydive from 3,000 feet in order to get to Betsy. Jack eventually is able to overcome his fear and lands and spots Betsy, which then ruins Korman's plans.

The final scene shows Jack and Betsy getting married in a small Las Vegas chapel with the Flying Elvises as guests, Jack still in his white illuminated jumpsuit and Betsy in her stolen showgirl outfit.

Cast

Reception

The film earned mixed to positive reviews from critics, and currently holds a 61% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack was composed mainly of covers of Elvis Presley songs performed by many contemporary artists. Also included are the ramblings of Chief Orman when Mahi Mahi takes Jack to his Chief's shack instead of Korman's beach side mansion. The score is by David Newman.

Track listing

  1. "Viva Las Vegas" - Bruce Springsteen
  2. "Hound Dog" - (score)
  3. "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" - Bryan Ferry
  4. "Heartbreak Hotel" - Billy Joel
  5. "Jailhouse Rock" - John Mellencamp
  6. "Suspicious Minds" - Dwight Yoakam
  7. "Burning Love" - Travis Tritt
  8. "That's All Right" - Vince Gill
  9. "Love Me Tender" - Amy Grant
  10. "All Shook Up" - Billy Joel
  11. "Blue Hawaii" - Willie Nelson
  12. "(You're the) Devil in Disguise" - Trisha Yearwood
  13. "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" - Ricky Van Shelton
  14. "Surrender" - Elvis Presley
  15. "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley
  16. "That's All Right" - Elvis Presley
  17. "Can't Help Falling in Love" - Bono
  18. "It's Now or Never" - Elvis Presley
  19. "Can't Help Falling in Love" - (score)
  20. "Le Donna e Mobile" - Franco Bonisolli
  21. "Hawaii Kua Uli" - (score)
  22. "Happy Talk" - Peter Boyle
  23. "Hilo March" - (score)
  24. "(Let Me) Be Your Teddy Bear - (score)
  25. "Ka Lae O Makahonu" - (score)
  26. "Waikiki Beach" - (score)
  27. "Bali Hai" - Peter Boyle

Chart performance

Chart (1992)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums4
U.S. Billboard 20018
Canadian RPM Country Albums6
Canadian RPM Top Albums30

The Flying Elvi

In 1993, The Flying Elvi became a reality and they're a popular ten member Skydiving Team next to The Golden Knights. The Flying Elvi jump from 10,000 feet and after they land they sing some of Elvis's songs for 15 minutes.

Stage version

A musical version of the movie is set to open on Broadway in the spring of 2013 following a run in Toronto starting in November of 2012. Tony Danza has been signed to play the part of Tommy Korman.[1]

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