- The Wedding Singer
Infobox Film | name =The Wedding Singer
Adam Sandler Drew Barrymore Christine Taylor Allen Covert Steve Buscemi Jon Lovitz
Teddy Castellucci Cindy Wilson
New Line Cinema
February 13, 1998
runtime = 95 min.
language = English
budget = $21,000,000
amg_id = 1:160501
imdb_id = 0120888
"The Wedding Singer" is a
1998 filmwritten by Tim Herlihyand directed by Frank Coracithat stars Adam Sandleras Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymoreas Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections.
In 1985, Robbie Heart (Adam Sandler) is a wedding singer from the town of
Ridgefield, New Jersey. Engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Linda ( Angela Featherstone), he meets and befriends a waitress, Julia Sullivan ( Drew Barrymore), at the reception hall where he is performing one night. Julia is also engaged, to fiancé Glenn Gulia ( Matthew Glave).
On his wedding day, Robbie is devastated when he is left standing at the altar and tries to soldier on, but his despair hinders his performances. Julia tries to cheer him up, and later asks him to help her plan her wedding. Initially reluctant, Robbie eventually agrees, and their friendship blossoms as they spend more time together and become closer.
Julia's cousin, Holly (
Christine Taylor), asks to be set up on a double date with Robbie and Glenn. Julia becomes jealous when Holly throws herself at Robbie. Julia drinks to excess and when Holly takes her to the bathroom, Glenn openly admits to Robbie that he is a womanizerwho has been cheating on Julia for some time and doesn't intend to stop doing so after marrying her. After Robbie rebuffs her advances, Holly figures out that he loves Julia.
Julia and Robbie are increasingly confused by their deepening feelings for each other. Robbie decides to try to get a real job to make real money and impress Julia, but his attempts fail as not only is he unable to do so, but Julia becomes angry at him for assuming she's marrying Glenn for his money. Robbie goes to a bar to start drinking, where his best friend Sammy (
Allen Covert), a limo driver and wannabe womanizer, meets him. Robbie tells him that he's in love with Julia and that Glenn cheats on her, but he doesn't want to break up her wedding. He decides that he wants be like Sammy and start sleeping with various girls for the rest of his life so he can be happy, but Sammy tells Robbie that he is miserable and that all he really wants is someone to comfort him.
Robbie finally decides to confess his feelings, and heads to Julia's house. Robbie sees Julia happily admiring her reflection in the mirror and mistakenly believes that she is looking forward to marrying Glenn, when in fact she is pretending that she is married to Robbie. Heartbroken, he gets drunk and finds Glenn in the middle of his bachelor party. Robbie calls him out for cheating on Julia, and Glenn punches him in the face and insults him. Robbie walks home and waiting for him is Linda, who says that she wants to get back together. In the morning, Julia goes to tell Robbie how she feels about him, but she is astonished when Linda answers the door. Linda introduces herself as Robbie's fiancée to a disheartened Julia, who leaves sadly. She runs to Glenn and tells him she wants to get married right away, and he happily offers to take her to
Las Vegas, Nevada.
Robbie is inspired by a 50th wedding anniversary celebration to chase after Julia. Holly tells him where Julia has gone, so he, Sammy, and Holly rush to the airport, where Robbie buys a ticket on the next plane to Las Vegas, forced to fly
first class, because the coach tickets are sold out.
On board the flight, obvious signs of Glenn and Julia's incompatibility begin to manifest themselves. Meanwhile, Robbie tells his story to his fellow first class passengers, including
Billy Idol(playing himself), who are sympathetic to him. When Robbie overhears a flight attendant ( Shanna Moakler) complaining about a rude man in coach, he believes it might be Glenn from exact comments he made earlier, so he peeks into the coach section and finds Julia and Glenn there. With the help of Billy Idol and the flight crew, Robbie sings over the loudspeaker a song he has just written especially for Julia, called "Grow Old With You", based on Julia's comment that she always imagined the "right guy" as being someone she could see herself growing old with. He emerges from first class to sing to an ecstatic Julia. Glenn tries to stop him, but is stopped by the flight crew, Idol and a large fan of his.
The movie closes as Julia and Robbie get married, as the band, with
Steve Buscemi(uncredited, who also played a drunken best manearlier in the film) on guitar and vocals, plays the song "True".
* "Somebody Kill Me"Written by
Adam Sandlerand Tim HerlihyPerformed by Adam SandlerProduced by Brooks Arthur
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"Written by Mike Percy (as Michael David Percy), Pete Burns (as Peter Jossepi Burns), Steve Coy (as Stephen Coy) and Tim Lever (as Timothy John Lever)Performed by Adam SandlerCourtesy of Epic Records
Der Kommissar"Written by FalcoPerformed by After the Fire
Rapper's Delight"Written by Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers andPerformed by Ellen Albertini Dow (as Ellen Dow)
99 Luftballons"Written by Jörn-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (as Joern-Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen) and Karlo Carges (as Carlo Karges)Performed by NenaCourtesy of CBS Records, Germany
Til There Was You"Written by Meredith WillsonPerformed by Ellen Albertini Dow (as Ellen Dow)
Don't Stop Believin"Written by Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry
*"Grow Old With You"Written by Adam Sandler and Tim HerlihyPerformed by Adam SandlerProduced by Brooks Arthur
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"Written by Boy George(as George O'Dowd), Roy Hay, Mikey Craig (as Michael Craig) and Jon Moss (as Jonathan Moss)Performed by Alexis Arquette
White Wedding"Written by Billy IdolPerformed by Billy IdolCourtesy Chrysalis Records
Pass the Dutchie"Written by Jackie Mittoo, Lloyd Ferguson and Fitzroy SimpsonPerformed by Musical Youth
Boys Don't Cry"Written by Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhurst and Michael DempseyPerformed by The CureCourtesy Elektra Entertainment Corp.
Holiday"Written by Curtis Hudson (as Hudson) and Lisa Stevens (as Stevens)Performed by Adam Sandler
*"Hold Me Now"Written by Tom Bailey (as Thomas Bailey), Joe Leeway (as Joseph Leeway) and Alannah CurriePerformed by
The Thompson TwinsCourtesy BMG Records UK Ltd.
All Night Long (All Night)"Written and Performed by Lionel RichieCourtesy Motown Records
*"It's All I Can Do"Written by
Ric OcasekPerformed by The CarsCourtesy Elektra Entertainment Corp.
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"Written by StingPerformed by The PoliceCourtesy A&M Records Ltd.
Love Stinks"Written by Peter Wolf and Seth JustmanPerformed by Adam Sandler
*"Too Shy"Written by Limahl, Steve Askew (as Stephen Askew), Nick Beggs (as Nicholas Beggs), Stuart Neale and Jez Strode (as Jeremy Strode)Performed by
KajagoogooCourtesy EMI Records
*"That's All"Written by Alan Brandt & Bob Stanton (as Bob Haymes)Performed by Adam Sandler
Ladies Night"Written by George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Earl Toon, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas), Claydes Smith, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor) and Meekaaeel MuhamedPerformed by Jon Lovitz
*"Everyday I Write the Book"Written amd Performed by
Elvis CostelloCourtesy Rykodisc and Demon Records Ltd.
China Girl"Written by David Bowieand Iggy PopPerformed by David BowieCourtesy Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Co.
*"Love My Way"Written by John Ashton (as J. Ashton), Tim Butler (as T. Butler), Richard Butler (as R. Butler) and Vince Ely (as V. Ely)Performed by
The Psychedelic Furs(as Psychedelic Furs)Courtesy Columbia Recordsby arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
*"Do You Believe in Love"Written by Robert John Lange (as R.J. Lange)Performed by
Huey Lewis and the NewsCourtesy Chrysalis Records
*"Jam on It"Written by M.B. CenacPerformed by
NewcleusCourtesy Rhino Records
*"You Make My Dreams"Written by Daryl Hall, John Oates and Sara AllenPerformed by
Hall & OatesCourtesy RCA Records
Blue Monday"Written by Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook and Stephen MorrisPerformed by New OrderCourtesy London Records Ltd.
*"Private Idaho"Written by Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson and Cindy WilsonPerformed by
The B-52'sCourtesy Reprise Records / Island Records, Inc.by arrangement with Warner Special Products / PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
*"Miami Vice Theme"Written and Performed by Jan HammerCourtesy MCA/Universal Television
Money (That's What I Want)"Written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.) and Janie BradfordPerformed by Flying LizardsCourtesy of Virgin Records
Video Killed the Radio Star"Written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes (as Geoffrey Downes) and Bruce WoolleyPerformed by The Presidents of the United States of AmericaCourtesy of Columbia Recordsby arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Hungry Heart"Written and Performed by Bruce SpringsteenCourtesy Columbia Records
How Soon Is Now"Written by Steven Patrick Morrissey(as Steven Morrissey) and Johnny Marr(as John Marr)Performed by Steven Patrick Morrissey (as The Smiths) and Johnny Marr (as The Smiths)Courtesy Warner Music UK Ltd.
True"Written by Gary KempPerformed by Steve Buscemi
*"The Goofball Brothers Show"Written and Performed by
Material Girl"Written by Peter H. Brown and Robert Rans (as Robert S. Rans)
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"Written by George Michael
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