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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadja, Rosalie's Mother
Lt. Larry Schooner
Sgt. Carlos Wiley
Victoria Jackson ...
Joey's Mother
Carla Boca
Dominic Boca
Donna Joy
John Kostmayer ...


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 <>

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


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

Box Office


$16,186,793 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Phoebe Cates:  Uncredited, as the girl Joey picks up at the Disco. Joey is played by Kevin Kline, who is married to Cates in real life. See more »


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 »


Joey Boca: When somebody shoot you in the head it make you think.
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »


Written and Performed by Lucio Dalla
Courtesy of BMG Ariola S.p.A.
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Comedy of Errors
4 February 2001 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Remarkably, the film is based on a real event. But it takes off from that base and becomes a screwball comedy in the classic style.

Wonderfully droll performances are given by everyone in this Hitchcock-like farce about a murder that doesn't quite work and a man who just won't die. Joan Plowright steals every scene she is in -- which isn't easy in a film that is full of so many zany plot twists and hilarious lines of dialogue.

This film is a little gem of a comedy. See it if you can.

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