The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

She was a nobody until someone found...

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.

Director: Allan Moyle

Release Date: 1992-08-21
Status: Released
Run time: 89 min / 1:29
Budget: $13,000,000
Revenue: $3,721,911
Production Companies : Touchstone Pictures, Interscope Communications, Nomura Babcock & Brown, In The Bag Productions
Production Country: United States of America



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


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

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