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Director  Allan Moyle
Initial DVD release  September 2, 2003
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Country  United States
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Mystery
Music director  Richard Gibbs
Writer  Grace Cary Bickley
Language  English
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Release date  August 14, 1992
Cast  Penelope Ann Miller (Mrs. Elizabeth Louise 'Betty Lou' Perkins), Eric Thal (Detective Alex Perkins), Alfre Woodard (Attorney Ann Orkin), Julianne Moore (Elinor), William Forsythe (Beaudeen), Cathy Moriarty (Reba)
Similar movies  I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Bloody Moon, W Delta Z, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Mad Max: Fury Road, Irreversible
Tagline  She was a nobody until someone found...

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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag is a 1992 American screwball comedy film written by Grace Cary Bickley and directed by Allan Moyle. The film stars Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Thal, Julianne Moore, William Forsythe, Cathy Moriarty and Alfre Woodard. Rock and roll recording pioneer Cordell Jackson played a bit part as "Bathroom Woman."

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The film was distributed by Touchstone Pictures for Interscope Communications.

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Plot

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Betty Lou Perkins is a meek librarian and nobody pays much attention to her, in particular her husband, Alex. A criminal kingpin is killed in cold blood and Betty Lou happens to find the murder gun. She is so mousy, however, she cannot even get the police to listen to her, including Alex, who is a detective. In sheer frustration, she not only produces the gun, but also announces she is the one who committed the crime.

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Behind bars, Betty Lou meets a variety of hardened and colorful characters. Rather than intimidate her, they actually increase her self-confidence. Once she is released, she begins to dress, speak, and act differently. Unfortunately for her, criminal acquaintances of the victim assume she must have confessed to the murder for a reason. They conclude she must be his mistress, and soon the bad guys want a few words with her...or worse.

Cast

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  • Penelope Ann Miller as Betty Lou Perkins
  • Julianne Moore as Elinor
  • Alfre Woodard as Ann Orkin
  • Cathy Moriarty as Reba
  • Xander Berkeley as Mr. Marchat
  • William Forsythe as Beaudeen
  • Eric Thal as Alex
  • Reception

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    The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag was panned by critics. It currently holds a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 23 reviews.

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    Entertainment Weekly, reviewing the film when it was released in home video, gave the film a D+ and called it a "foolish farce." The British film magazine Empire gave it (three stars out of five), calling it "watchable" and noting "Miller is a winning heroine" but characterizing the film as "too busy to be really funny." The Austin Chronicle gave it (two stars out of five): "The cast shines in The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag; watching these performers, you know this movie would have made for an inspired farce given better writing and direction."

    Home video

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    The film was released on DVD by Touchstone Home Entertainment on September 2, 2003 and was released on Blu-ray by Mill Creek Entertainment in May 2011.

    References

    The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Wikipedia
    The Gun in Betty Lous Handbag IMDb The Gun in Betty Lous Handbag themoviedb.org


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