The First Wives Club

The First Wives Club

Director: Hugh Wilson Cast: Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton


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Three women plot revenge on their two-timing husbands in this comedy. Brenda (Bette Midler), Elise (Goldie Hawn), and Annie (Diane Keaton) were close friends in college, but 27 years after graduation they've lost touch with each other, and it's not until a mutual friend of the three commits suicide that they meet at the funeral for the first time in years. It seems that their friend grew despondent after her husband left her for a younger woman, and all three find themselves in similar situations. Elise is an actress who finds herself out of work now that she's seen the shady side of 40, and her husband and producer Bill (Victor Garber) is demanding a divorce (and half of her fortune). Brenda helped her husband Morton (Dan Hedaya) open a profitable chain of discount electronics stores, but now that his commercials have made him a minor celebrity, he's taken up with a much younger (and thinner) woman. Annie has allowed her husband Aaron (Stephen Collins) to use her as a doormat throughout their marriage, and she's at a loss now that he's leaving her. After comparing notes, Brenda, Elise, and Annie decide that it's time to do something about their problems, and they hatch an elaborate blackmail scheme that will win them control of their ex-husband's businesses and allow them to do something positive with the money they helped earn. Heather Locklear and Ivana Trump both make cameo appearances.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2017
UPC: 0032429256829
Original Release: 1996
Source: Paramount
Sales rank: 1,436

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Midler Brenda Morelli Cushman
Goldie Hawn Elise Elliot Atchison
Diane Keaton Annie McDuggan Paradise
Maggie Smith Gunila Garson Goldberg
Dan Hedaya Morton Cushman
Bronson Pinchot Duarto Feliz
Marcia Gay Harden Dr. Leslie Rosen
Sarah Jessica Parker Shelly Stewart
Stockard Channing Cynthia Swann Griffin
Victor Garber Bill Atchison
Stephen Collins Aaron Paradise
Elizabeth Berkley Phoebe La Velle
Jennifer Dundas Chris Paradise
Eileen Heckart Catherine MacDuggan
Philip Bosco Uncle Carmine Morelli
Rob Reiner Dr. Morris Packman
James Naughton Gil Griffin
Ari Greenberg Jason Cushman
Ivana Trump Actor

Technical Credits
Hugh Wilson Director
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer
Charley Beal Art Director
Patricia Birch Choreography
John Bloom Editor
Robert Harling Screenwriter
Thomas Imperato Co-producer
Peter Kurland Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Larkin Production Designer
Leslie Rollins Set Decoration/Design
Scott Rudin Producer
Adam Schroeder Executive Producer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer,Songwriter
Ilene Starger Casting
Michael Steele Asst. Director
Ezra Swerdlow Executive Producer
Donald Thorin Cinematographer

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The First Wives Club 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Absolutely Wonderful
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite movies of all time,and I've probably watched it like 20 times. It's one of those movies that you can watch over and over again. Goldie, Bette, and Diane do such great jobs of portraying Brenda, Elise, and Annie, and they really do prove that "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the only movie I've seen that zoomed past the book with regard to pure entertainmnent value. I love it, my children love it...and you can dance to it, too! The book? Didn't understand a word of it. Go figure
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