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As the first Mrs. Trump, who makes a most appropriate cameo, so wisely puts it, "Don't get mad, get everything." But to the three rich, middle-aged friends who are dumped by their husbands so the guys can marry younger "trophy" wives, there's just nothing like revenge. Comedy begins in 1969 with the young and idealistic Annie (Keaton), Brenda (Midler), Elise (Hawn) and Cynthia graduating college, then moves to the present with the wronged Cynthia (Channing) ledge-diving from her swanky Manhattan apartment because her husband left her. The remaining mistreated trio goes into action, using their exes' own money, businesses, power, and various mistresses against them. This film's appeal and success had Hollywood tongues wagging, predicting the dawn of new roles for older actresses. Based on the book by Olivia Goldsmith.

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Available on Running time 104 minutes.

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War Between the Sexes, Women, Revenge, Divorce, Blackmail, Romantic Triangles, New York, New York, Yuppie Nightmares, Female Bonding, Top Grossing Films of 1996, Suicide, On the Rocks
Robert Harling
Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Heather Locklear, Marcia Gay Harden, Elizabeth Berkley, Victor Garber, Dan Hedaya, Stephen Collins, Maggie Smith, Stockard Channing, Bronson Pinchot, Jennifer (Jennie) Dundas Lowe, Eileen Heckart, Philip Bosco, Rob Reiner, James Naughton
Donald E. Thorin
Hugh Wilson
Marc Shaiman
Scott Rudin, Ezra Swerdlow, Darrell Roodt, Paramount Pictures

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The First Wives Club
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Brenda Cushman, Elise Elliot and Annie Paradis are three wealthy, middle-aged women who are best friends. They have many things in common, such as, they were all dumped by their husbands for younger women. They helped their husbands become financially successful and feel in order to get sweet revenge they should take it all away, or most of it at least. Together the three best friends come up with clever plans to get back at their exes by using their money, their husband’s girlfriends and everything else you can think of.