Join the club –The First Wives Club, the good-time battle-of-the-sexes satire sparked by snappy one-liners, great physical-comedy gags and three unforgettable stars in top form. Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton portray mid-life Manhattanites who have more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, each has been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts – in the wallet! Sit back and watch the sparks fly as The Wives get mad, get even and get it all. Justice has seldom been so sweet. Or so much fun.

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The First Wives Club (1996)

PG

Comedy · 1h 43m · 9/20/1996

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Don't get mad. Get EVERYTHING.

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Join the club –The First Wives Club, the good-time battle-of-the-sexes satire sparked by snappy one-liners, great physical-comedy gags and three unforgettable stars in top form. Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton portray mid-life Manhattanites who have more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, each has been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts – in the wallet! Sit back and watch the sparks fly as The Wives get mad, get even and get it all. Justice has seldom been so sweet. Or so much fun.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Paramount Pictures

Budget

$26,000,000

Revenue

$116,400,000
Part Of
Cast
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Bette Midler

Brenda Cushman
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Harsh Nayyar

Mohammed
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Sue Simmons

Newscaster
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Timothy Olyphant

Brett Artounian
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Edward Hibbert

Maurice (the Bartender)
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Teresa DePriest

Hostess
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Johnny Sanchez

Busboy
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J.K. Simmons

Federal Marshal
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Stephen Mendillo

Federal Marshal
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Robin Morse

Karen
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Peter Frechette

Broadway Director
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Mark Perman

The Cantor
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George Vlachos

Waiter
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Armand Dahan

Contractor
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Michele Brilliant

Young Brenda
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Mark Nelson

Eric Loest
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Dina Waters

Young Elise (as Dina Spybey)
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Juliehera Destefano

Youth Cynthia (as Juliehera DeStefano)
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Marla Sucharetza

Exercising Woman
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Paul Hecht

'A Certain Age' Cast Member
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Anne Shropshire

'A Certain Age' Cast Member
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Chelsea Altman

'A Certain Age' Cast Member
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Eric Martin Brown

'A Certain Age' Cast Member
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Nancy Ticotin

Dancer
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Roxane Barlow

Dancer
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Amy Heggins

Dancer
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Elizabeth Bracco

Dancer
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Jon Stewart

(scenes deleted)
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Richard Council

Security Guard (uncredited)
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Olivia Goldsmith

Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
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Heather Locklear

Gil Griffin's New Wife (uncredited)
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Adria Tennor

Young Annie
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Gregg Edelman

Mark Loest
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Kate Burton

Woman in Bed
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Walter Bobbie

Man in Bed
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Goldie Hawn

Elise Elliot
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Diane Keaton

Annie Paradis
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Maggie Smith

Gunilla Garson Goldberg
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Dan Hedaya

Morton Cushman
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Sarah Jessica Parker

Shelly Stewart
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Stockard Channing

Cynthia Swann Griffin
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Victor Garber

Bill Atchison
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Stephen Collins

Aaron Paradis
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Elizabeth Berkley

Phoebe LaVelle
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Marcia Gay Harden

Dr. Leslie Rosen
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Bronson Pinchot

Duarto Feliz
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Jennifer Dundas

Chris Paradis
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Eileen Heckart

Catherine MacDuggan
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Philip Bosco

Uncle Carmine Morelli
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J. Smith-Cameron

Miss Sullivan
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Stephen Pearlman

Mr. Christian
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Christopher Burge

Auctioneer
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Jennfer Lam

Chris' Friend
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Debra Monk

Jilted Lover
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Lea DeLaria

Elise's Fan (as Lea De Laria)
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Matilda Szydagis

Graduating Student (uncredited)
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Edward I. Koch

Himself
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Kathie Lee Gifford

Herself
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Ivana Trump

Herself
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Aida Linares

Theresa
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Ari Greenberg

Jason Cushman
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James Naughton

Gilbert Griffin
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Rob Reiner

Dr. Morris Packman
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Gloria Steinem

Herself
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Hugh Wilson

Commercial Director (uncredited)
Crew
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Robert Harling

Writer
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Hugh Wilson

Director
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Olivia Goldsmith

Writer
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Disc Releases
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12/1/2001

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