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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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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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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

Following the completion of location work, the company returned to Hollywood to film the interior of the Boca household and smaller sets on sound-stages at Raleigh Studios. The home decorating in the Boca household, as envisioned by production designer Lilly Kilvert, reflects Rosalie Boca (Tracey Ullman)'s state of mind. Kilvert said: "Rosalie did not have a plan, nothing quite fits together. She's so busy trying not to see what's actually happening in her life, that her projects don't work out. The tilting teacup wallpaper in her kitchen is like a metaphor for Rosalie, she's piling up all these teacups, hoping that they won't fall over". See more »

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In the opening title sequence, a close up of Kline preparing pizza shows a wedding ring on his left hand. But when he is seen, in a tight shot of his hands, slicing mushrooms like a pro (i.e. his mushroom slicing double), there is no ring. See more »

Quotes

Nadja: I am her mother. I do what I want.
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Features The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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Crazy Daisy
Written and Performed by Donovan
Courtesy of Mango Records, an Island Records Company
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Stays funny, even in milk
30 December 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Clever writing, able direction and a stellar cast make this film a modern classic that stands up to multiple viewings. Tracey Ullman and Joan Plowright star as Rosalie Boca and her mother Nadja, both so furious at the infidelity of Rosalie's husband Joey (Kevin Kline) that they decide to kill him. The ensuing misadventures are VERY funny, particularly the attempts by hired hit-men Harlan and Marlon James, not-too-bright cousins played by William Hurt and Keanu Reeves.


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