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Muriel, a contemporary Cinderella, is a shy young woman living in the seaside resort of Porpoise Spit, a suburban wonderland of shopping malls, marine parks and holiday homes where the excessive expectations of her friends and family cause her to take refuge in a dreamworld of Abba songs and the search for a Prince Charming who will rescue her from anonymity.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Director
P.J. Hogan
Writers
P.J. Hogan
Producer
Lynda House  Jocelyn Moorhouse
Dir. of Photography:
Martin McGrath ASC
Composer:
Peter Best
Editor:
Jill Bilcock
Production Designer:
Patrick Reardon
Cast
Toni Collette - Bill Hunter - Rachel Griffiths - Jeanie Drynan - Gennie Nevinson - Matt Day - Daniel Lapaine - Sophie Lee - Belinda Jarrett - Rosalind Hammond - Pippa Grandison - Chris Haywood - Annie Byron
Genre
Comedy
Production Company
House And Moorhouse Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
TF1 (Societe Nationale TV Francaise)

Selected Awards & Festivals

Screen News

Top 10 Muriel’s Wedding quotes

Can you believe it’s been almost 25 years since Muriel Heslop waved goodbye to Porpoise Spit while ABBA’s Dancing Queen pumped in the background?

19 Jun 2017
By Caris Bizzaca
Toni Collette’s Tropfest reunion at Sundance

94 films: a commercial analysis - Addendum: The FFC's financial hits

Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) preceded Screen Australia. There are 11 films, funded in part by the FFC, that are in profit.

31 May 2017
By Sandy George & Bernadette Rheinberger
Part 3: Best financial performers

Making Muriel – adapting the cult Australian film into a modern day musical

ABC and Screen Australia will fund documentary Making Muriel, taking audiences behind the scenes as P.J. Hogan adapts his iconic 1994 film Muriel’s Wedding into a musical, produced by Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures.

08 May 2017
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Comparing the taste for Aussie films in the US, the UK and at home

Penguins, pigs and crocs: nine titles have made the all-time top 20 Australian films in the US, UK and Australia.

14 Feb 2017
By Sandy George
Lion’s jump from page to screen