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I Love You to Death (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 6 April 1990 (USA)
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Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalee, and is a major womanizer. Rosalee goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.





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Joey works with Rosalie in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Being Catholic, divorce is out of the question, so she and her mother and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey who remains oblivious to their attempts. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

Box Office


$16,186,793 (USA)

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Costume designer Aggie Guerard Rodgers made certain that the actors were dressed as realistically as possible. Rosalie Boca (Tracey Ullman) looks like a small-town working-class mother who has opted for comfort over style; Joey Boca (Kevin Kline), when he removes his pizza apron for a night out, dresses like the flamboyant extrovert that he is; Nadja (Joan Plowright) has collected an eclectic wardrobe from thrift shops; Devo (River Phoenix) loves '60s hippie clothes and jewelry; and Harlan (William Hurt) and Marlon (Keanu Reeves) wear outfits that defy explanation. See more »


Joey and Rosalie are in the car, with mama Nadja outside trying to persuade Rosalie to get out of the car because it is about to blow up. As Rosalie understands and tries to shield her head there is a piece of cake/bread in her right hand. However, as the shot returns to her, it is in her mouth. See more »


Marlon: Reggie... Reggie... Reggie.
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Colonel Bogey's March
Written by Kenneth Alford (as K.J. Alford)
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Many funny scenes
29 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

All of the actors in this movie do hysterical work and make this movie very enjoyable to watch. Even Kline does a great Italian! Plowright and Tracey Ullman really resemble one another and their scenes are great. Add Harlan & Marlon (Hurt & Keanu) and River Phoenix, and a great cameo by Miriam Margoyles are Kleins' mother, and you've got yourself a highly watchable movie.

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