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I Love You to Death (1990)

 -  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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Nadja, Rosalie's Mother
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Lt. Larry Schooner
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Lacey
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Dominic Boca
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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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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

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$16,186,793 (USA)
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Loosely based on the true story of Frances Toto and her four unsucessful attempts to kill her cheating husband, Anthony Toto, in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1984. Anthony spent four days in bed after being drugged and shot by Frances and her friends; who spent four years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder. See more »

Goofs

When Joey is walking into the Police Station near the end of the movie to drop the charges against his wife and the others, he is wearing black trousers, but while he is talking to detectives Schooner and Wiley they are light colored. See more »

Quotes

Marlon: If we're gonna waste the dude, we oughta get paid for it. I mean, that's the American way, ain't it?
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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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