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The First Wives Club

The First Wives Club

Hugh Wilson (1996)

PG Certificate
Sunday 2pm - 4pm Channel 5
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Sunday, 3pm - 5pm Channel 5 +1


Our Score
Olivia Goldsmith's bestselling novel is turned into a hilarious film by Police Academy director Hugh Wilson. Hollywood divas Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton give sparkling performances as the three wealthy New Yorkers who are reunited by the suicide of an old schoolfriend, who killed herself after discovering her husband's infidelity. With their own partners running off with much younger women (including Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker and Showgirls star - or is that refugee - Elizabeth Berkley), the trio come together to exact revenge and gain financial control, with Midler stealing the show from her two co-stars as the most deliciously vicious of them all. Terrific stuff.


Three former college friends reunite at the funeral of a mutual acquaintance, who killed herself after her husband left her for a younger woman. Finding themselves in a similar situation, the trio decide to take action and hit their former partners where it hurts most - their finances. Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Dan Hedaya, Bronson Pinchot and Elizabeth Berkley.

Cast & Crew

Elise Elliot Atchison Goldie Hawn
Brenda Morelli Cushman Bette Midler
Annie MacDuggan Paradise Diane Keaton
Gunilla Garson Goldberg Maggie Smith
Shelly Stewart Sarah Jessica Parker
Morty Cushman Dan Hedaya
Cynthia Swann Griffin Stockard Channing
Bill Atchison Victor Garber
Aaron Paradise Stephen Collins
Phoebe LaVelle Elizabeth Berkley
Duarto Feliz Bronson Pinchot
Chris Paradise Jennie Dundas
Catherine MacDuggan Eileen Heckart
Dr Morris Packman Rob Reiner
Brett Artounian Timothy Olyphant
Director Hugh Wilson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: Some swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD


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