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The Wedding Singer (1998)

Genres: Comedy, Music, Romance

Taglines: Before the internet, Before cell phones, Before roller-blades, There was a time... 1985. Don't pretend you don't remember.

Director: Frank Coraci

Writers: Tim Herlihy

Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert, ...

Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners.
Carrie Fisher, Judd Apatow, and Adam Sandler worked uncredited on the script.
Robbie tells Linda at one point to "Get out of my Van Halen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up". David Lee Roth did leave Van Halen in 1985 (the year in which the movie is set).
The butterfly jean jacket that Julia wears throughout the movie actually belongs to Drew Barrymore. The director liked her jacket and told her to wear it as part of her costume.
The character of George was based on Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club. He sings "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" later in the film.
The front license plate on Sammy's limo reads 'IMKINKE'.
Production of the film took over a year and a half.
A Broadway Musical musical adaptation of this movie, opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 27, 2006, ran for 285 performances and was nominated for the 2006 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Actor (Stephen Lynch), Book and Score.
The song playing at Robbie's aborted wedding to Linda is a string quartet arrangement of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'".
Although Steve Buscemi' and Jon Lovitz''s appearances in the film are uncredited, at the soundtrack section on the end credits the songs "True" and "Ladies Night" are marked as "Performed by Steve Buscemi" and "Performed by Jon Lovitz" respectively.
Kevin Nealon's second cameo in an Adam Sandler film. The first was as a golfer in Happy Gilmore (1996); this time he's a bank manager.
The guitar that Adam Sandler's character is playing during "Somebody Kill Me Please" is a Gibson ES-335 Semi-hollow body in Heritage Cherry. The amp is a Fender Twin Reverb.
Frank Coraci has a cameo role, he sings Love Stinks when Adam Sandler passes him the microphone.
The bride and groom on top of Robbie and Linda's wedding cake resemble the characters of Robbie and Julia, who marry each other in the final scene.
The song played during Robbie and Julia's first kiss (the "church tongue" kiss) is the song he sings to her at the end, "I wanna Grow Old with You".
Production of the film took over 20 years
Although Steve Buscemi's and Jon Lovitz''s appearances in the film are uncredited, at the soundtrack section on the end credits the songs "True" and "Ladies Night" are marked as "Performed by Steve Buscemi" and "Performed by Jon Lovitz" respectively.
In this film, Faye mentions someone with the name Eric Lamensoff. The name Eric Lamensoff was later given to a character played by Kevin James alongside Adam Sandler in the movies Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013).
Former professional wrestler/actor Al Burke was originally cast as "Large David Lee Roth Fan" but sometime later it was changed to "Large Billy Idol Fan."
Alexis Arquette's character is modeled on Boy George from the band Culture Club. The song "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" by Culture Club can be heard in an earlier Adam Sandler film Billy Madison (1995).
Frank Coraci:  he sings Love Stinks when Robbie passes him the microphone.
The song playing at Robbie's aborted wedding to Linda is a string quartet arrangement of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'". And performed by Vitamin String Quartet.
This is the first of three movies starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrrymore. The others are 50 First Dates and Blended.
In this film, Faye mentions someone with the name Eric Lamensoff. The name Eric Lamensoff was later given to a character played by Kevin James alongside Adam Sandler in the movies Grown Ups (2010), Grown Ups 2 (2013), and "Pixels"(2015).
During the movie Adam Sandler mentions the the name Eric Lamonsoft. That name is who Kevin James plays in Grown Ups.
Both times the banquet hall dumpster is seen, Robbie's jacket is the same color.
Cast members Christine Taylor, Christina Pickles, Angela Featherstone and Alexis Arquette have all guest starred on the sitcom Friends.
Julia carries a bouquet of daisies in her wedding to Robbie. Drew Barrymore's favorite flowers in real life are daisies.
Coincidentally, this movie has several actors who have at some point appeared in the TV show Friends. Christine Taylor (who plays Holly) appeared as Phoebe's friend and Ross's potential girlfriend Bonnie-the one who shaves her head. Christina Pickles (who
In this film, Robbie mentions someone with the name Eric Lamonsoff. The name Eric Lamonsoff was later given to a character played by Kevin James alongside Adam Sandler in the movies Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013).
Coincidentally, this movie has several actors who have at some point appeared in the TV show Friends. Christine Taylor (who plays Holly) appeared as Phoebe's friend and Ross's potential girlfriend Bonnie-the one who shaves her head. Christina Pickles (who plays Julia's mother) plays Monica and Ross' mother. Incidentally, she mentions in the car to Julia -before Robbie is to marry Linda- that Julia's paternal grandmother has facial hair and looks like Magnum P.I., who is played by Tom Selleck, who also plays Richard, Monica's boyfriend. Jon Lovitz, who plays Jimmy Moore, the other wedding singer appeared on Friends twice as two different characters. He played the pot smoking restaurant owner who offers a potential job to Monica in the first season and later played one of Rachel's bad dates. And Angela Featherstone, who plays Robbie's fianceé, plays the hot girl who works at the copy shop and who Ross "cheats" on Rachel with when they were "on a break".
The car Glenn drives is a DeLorean, the same model car Doc Brown uses as his time machine in Back to the Future, which also takes place in 1985.
When Holly (Christine Taylor) that she want to see exactly what Julia's (Drew Barrymore) church kiss will look like, Julia starts to approach Holly to show her the kiss, and Holly says, with disdain, "not on me, on him," pointing to Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler). In the movie "Dodgeball," however, Christine Taylor's character, Kate Veatch, plays a bi-sexual woman who has no trouble kissing a woman toward the end of that movie.
Robbie only sings at two weddings in the entire movie - singing three total songs. He sang one song at first wedding - in the opening scene -You Spin Me Right Round by Dead or Alive. At the second wedding, he sings Holiday by Madonna and Love Stinks by J. Geils Band, following him being stood up by Linda at his own wedding.
The song playing at Robbie's aborted wedding to Linda is a string quartet arrangement of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin" performed by Vitamin String Quartet.
The character of George was based on Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club. He sings "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" in the film.
When Holly (Christine Taylor) says she wants to see exactly what Julia's (Drew Barrymore) church kiss will look like, Julia starts to approach Holly to kiss her. Holly says, with disdain, "not on me, on him," pointing to Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler). In the movie "Dodgeball," however, Christine Taylor's character, Kate Veatch, plays a bi-sexual woman who has no trouble kissing a woman toward the end of that movie.
Robbie only sings at two weddings in the entire movie singing three songs total. The song he sang at first wedding in the opening scene was You Spin Me Right Round by Dead or Alive. At the second wedding he sings Holiday by Madonna and Love Stinks by J. Geils Band after he was stood up by Linda at his own wedding.