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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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Lt. Schooner
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Wiley
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Lacey
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Joey's Mother
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Donna Joy
John Kostmayer ...
Benny
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Storyline

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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With These People Trying To Kill Him, Joey Boca May Just Live Forever See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

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$16,186,793 (USA)
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Trivia

Filming began on location in Tacoma in Washington State, USA on 10th April 1989. Director Lawrence Kasdan wanted the backdrop of "I Love You to Death" to have an industrial, small-town feeling, much like that of the area in West Virginia where he was raised. Tacoma rests in a bowl around a harbor. Throughout the city, a huge paper mill can be seen pumping smoke into the sky 24 hours a day. Kasdan said: "At times it's very beautiful, this complex of lights and smoke and industry, set against a background of magnificent mountains and water. It's a real American scene with the defiling, yet necessary industry happening in the midst of this beautiful country". See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Joey Boca: Mo... no... poly.
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Connections

Features The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make My Dreams
Written by Daryl Hall, John Oates, and Sara Allen
Performed by Hall & Oates
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Funniest movie ever!
20 May 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

It's such a subtle movie that at first you're not sure if you should laugh... this movie is based on real people who did the talkshow circuit in the early 80s-- her from prison, him in person. Kevin Kline is brilliant as Joey Boca and Tracey Ullman is hilarious as his oblivious and then vengeful bride. So, if you feel like laughing, you should. Don't let this one pass!


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