The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

Closed Capationed Starring: Penelope Ann Miller Director: Allan Moyle  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Mill Creek Ent
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Performer: , , &
Directed by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"If something is completely irrelevent, you remember it for life, but something relevent to our lives, like my having a clean shirt to wear for work..." (Alex to Betty Lou)
"I'm guilty. May I please go to jail now'" (Betty Lou)
"All I said was 'guilty' and people finally looked at me as if I existed." (Betty Lou to her lawyer)
"That felt good." (Betty Lou to Beaudeen, after she has shot him)

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 08/21/1992
"...[The director] knows how to make offbeat characters engaging..."

Product Description:

Betty Lou Perkins, a shy librarian, confesses to a murder she didn't commit just to get attention. Her confession has uproarious consequences as a new, sexy Betty Lu finds herself capturing headlines, dancing in nightclubs, outwitting the mob, and being cheered by the town.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:

The Gun In Betty Lou's Handbag
Here's the hilariously outrageous comedy aimed at entertaining everyone! No one ever paid any attention to shy librarian Betty Lou Perkins, until someone found THE GUN IN BETTY LOU'S HANDBAG! And when Betty Lou confesses to a crime she didn't commit, her world turns upside down! The bogus confession launches a series of uproariously funny events as a new, sexy Betty Lou captures headlines, rocks out in nightclubs, outwits the mob, and wins cheers from the townspeople! Starring a truly exceptional cast including Penelope Ann Miller (KINDERGARTEN COP) and Cathy Moriarty (SOAPDISH), get ready for a fun-filled adventure that's loaded with laughs from beginning to end!

Plot Synopsis:

Betty Lou, a mousy, small-town librarian who is being ignored by her detective-husband, stumbles upon a handgun and finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. Not taken seriously by her family and friends, she confesses to the crime and uses it as an opportunity to transform her life.

Plot Keywords:

Deception | Murder | Switching Roles | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Filmed on location in Oxford, Mississippi.
  • Includes brief clip from "The Letter."
  • Color by Astro Color Labs. Prints by Technicolor.
  • Copyright Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.

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  • UPC: 683904522559
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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