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I Love You to Death (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 6 April 1990 (USA)
Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie 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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Bridget
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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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It's not easy to murder a cheating husband... But practice makes perfect! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

Box Office

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$16,186,793 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second time that Kevin Kline and Jon Kasdan have played father and son. The first was in The Big Chill (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Rosalie, Nadja and Devo go out of prison and meet Joey, a clock can be seen on the wall behind them which skips from 10.45 a.m. to 10.40 a.m. See more »

Quotes

Devo Nod: [upset tone] So... you guys took a taxi. How could you do that?
Harlan James: What's wrong with that?
Devo Nod: You came here to kill Joey.
Harlan James: So what?
Devo Nod: So, it's generally not a very good idea to take a taxi to the scene of a crime!
Marlon: Hey, man! Be cool, okay? I mean... the dude's only a taxi driver. He's not like, you know, whats-his-name. What's his name?
Devo Nod: Who?
Marlon: Uh... you know... uh...
Harlan James: Yeah... right.
Devo Nod: [frustrated sigh] Never mind. Forget about it. It's done.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Non Dimenticar (T'ho Voluto Bene)
Written by P.G. Redi, Michele Galdieri (as M. Galdieri), and S. Dobbins
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One of the best comedies ever.
16 January 2005 | by (Okie from Muskogee) – See all my reviews

Yes, although Heather Graham is indeed in very little of this movie, it still makes my list (and I hate almost everything) for one of the very best comedy movies ever made. I was introduced to this movie by my best friend and barber, and every time it comes on Showtime I am compelled to watch - it never gets old. Chock full of shock humor and one-liners, it has never failed to bring down the house, no matter who I show it to.

I Love You to Death includes many of the best elements of the blackest comedies you will ever see, but without leaving you with a bitter aftertaste. That being said, be warned that if you are truly a fan of black comedy, you may find the ending a bit disappointing. One of Kevin Kline's best, and a showcase for the talents of the one and only Tracy Ullman. Also starring River Phoenix, Joan Plowman, and Keanu Reeves in a typical role for this stage of his career. A longtime favorite of mine and everyone I know (or if it's not, it will be).


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