New York Times - 08/28/1992
"...Bergman arrives in the very big time....A virtually nonstop scream of benign delirium, pop entertainment as revivifying as anything you're likely to see..."
USA Today - 08/28/1992
"...Many uproarious bits....[Nicolas Cage gives] a funny, over-the-top performance..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/28/1992
"...[Cage] once again displays the quintessential air of frenetic desperation....Sarah Jessica Parker not only looks appropriately attractive but also brings an essential down-to-earth sanity to the role..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/28/1992
"...There is a cheerfully rising tide of goofiness in Andrew Bergman's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS that is typical of his work..."
Uncut - 02/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t fleetingly glitters with winning charm."
Total Film - 03/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "Nic is on satisfyingly manic form, Caan is effortlessly menacing..."
Before Jack and Betsy take the plunge to become man and wife, Jack loses her in a poker game. In a wild, love-crazed pursuit to win her back, Jack flies from Vegas to Hawaii and then back to Vegas again hitching a return flight with the "Flying Elvises" (a group of sky-diving Elvis impersonators).
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
James Caan (The Godfather), Nicolas Cage (Face/Off) and Sarah Jessica Parker ("Sex inthe City") are three sides of a deliriously funny triangle in this "refreshing blast of comic lunacy" (WCBS-TV) that gambles with an off beat premise and hits the jackpot with big laughs! Jack Singer (Cage) is terrified of commitment but even more terrified of losing his beautiful school teacher fiancée Betsy (Parker). So as an act of faith, he takes the plunge and agrees to tie the knot in a quickie Vegas ceremony. But when he makes a bad $60,000 bet with mobster Tommy Korman (Caan), the marriage "knot"and all of Jack's dreams starts unraveling fast. The only way that Korman will forgive the debt, he says, is if Jack will loan him Betsy for the rest of the weekend! It's yet another sucker bet for Jack though because Korman plans to win Betsy away for good!
Private detective Jack Singer promised his mother, on her deathbed, that would never marry. Now, his girlfriend Betsy is threatening to leave him if he doesn't marry her. Jack decides, despite his fear and guilt, to give in to Betsy's demands. They fly off to Las Vegas where, in an attempt to postpone the wedding, Jack joins in a "hospitality" poker game with professional gambler Tommy Korman, who cheats Jack out of $65,000. Tommy offers Jack a deal: if Jack lends Tommy his girlfriend -- who coincidentally is the spitting image of Tommy's dead wife -- Tommy will forget about Jack's debt. Jack convinces Betsy to go along, and then, worried that he might lose Betsy forever, frantically tries to break up their weekend.
Las Vegas, Nevada |
Theatrical Release |
Shot in New York City, Las Vegas, Nevada and Hawaii in CFI color; prints by Technicolor.
Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.