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Overview

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.

  1. Allan Moyle

    Director

  2. Grace Cary Bickley

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Penelope Ann Miller

    Penelope Ann Miller

    Mrs. Elizabeth Louise 'Betty Lou' Perkins

  2. Eric Thal

    Eric Thal

    Detective Alex Perkins

  3. Alfre Woodard

    Alfre Woodard

    Attorney Ann Orkin

  4. Julianne Moore

    Julianne Moore

    Elinor

  5. William Forsythe

    William Forsythe

    Beaudeen

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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

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Status Released

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  • August 21, 1992
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue $3,721,911.00

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