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

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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

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$16,186,793 (USA)
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The true events that inspired the fictional "I Love You to Death" first came to the attention of producer Ron Moler in 1984, when he heard the story of Tony Toto and Frances Toto, and the five unsuccessful attempts on Tony's life. Moler and co-producer Patrick Wells began developing the material for a theatrical feature film and brought screenwriter John Kostmayer in to write the script. The characters of Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) and Rosalie Boca (Tracey Ullman) , Kostmayer said, are people driven by passion to behave irrationally but who "have a sweetness in them so deep that they're prepared' to forgive infidelity, attempted murder, lies, betrayal, every crime against marriage and start all over again". See more »

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After the wife and mother have tried to kill Joey with sleeping pills the three are out on the front swing and Nadja's pants have a blue pattern on them with frilled-out ankles. Later when they are in the master bedroom her pants are solid black and straight. See more »

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Harlan James: ...under one invisible nation...
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Marlon: ...deliver us from freedom.
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Almost too funny to be true.
23 April 2001 | by (St. Petersburg, Florida) – See all my reviews

In spite of Kevin Kline's fractured Italian accent, this is one of the funniest movies ever. It is a true story. I've seen the couple interviewed on two television programs.....they are exactly as Kevin Kline and Tracy Ullman depicted them. I have shown this tape to guests and most recently to a large group of seniors. My popularity rate has moved up a notch or two because of choosing this movie. It's a "feel good and leave you laughing" story. Well worth a trip and a search at the video store.


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