The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)


Betty Lou is a librarian in a very small town. Her husband is a police detective who takes her for granted. Betty Lou is the ultimate mouse. After a gangland figure is mysteriously murdered in town, Betty Lou finds the murder weapon, but can't get anyone's attention to tell them (we're talking very mousey, here). Finally in a fit of frustration she fires the gun in a restroom and when taken to the police station insists she is the murderer. It has the desired effect, people do pay attention to her. With hints at social graces from the hookers in her cell block, she's on her way.

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Movie Score: 5/10 from 15 votes
Release Date: 1992-08-21
Status: Released
Run time: 89 min / 1:29
Production Studio : Touchstone Pictures, Interscope Communications, Nomura Babcock & Brown, In The Bag Productions
Production Country: United States of America
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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Casts

Penelope Ann Miller
as Mrs. Elizabeth Louise 'Betty Lou' Perkins
Eric Thal
as Detective Alex Perkins
Alfre Woodard
as Attorney Ann Orkin
Julianne Moore
as Elinor
William Forsythe
as Beaudeen
Cathy Moriarty
as Reba
Adam Shankman
as Timid Man
Catherine Keener
as Suzanne
Meat Loaf
as Lawrence
Marisa Miller
as April
Faye Grant
as Charleen Barnes
Suzanne Kent
as Townsperson
Xander Berkeley
as Marchat

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Crew

Production Suzanne Smith Casting
Art David J. Bomba Art Direction
Camera Charles Minsky Director of Photography
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Art Michael Corenblith Production Design
Art Merideth Boswell Set Decoration
Production Scott Kroopf Producer
Editing Janice Hampton Editor
Sound Richard Gibbs Music
Editing Erica Huggins Editor
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Jensen Costume Design
Directing Allan Moyle Director
Directing Annette Haywood-Carter Script Supervisor
Writing Grace Cary Bickley Writer
Art Melissa Matthies Leadman