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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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Cast

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Nadja, Rosalie's Mother
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Lt. Larry Schooner
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Sgt. Carlos Wiley
Victoria Jackson ...
Lacey
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Joey's Mother
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Carla Boca
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Dominic Boca
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Bridget
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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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Comedy | Crime

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Release Date:

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

John Kostmayer:  (The screenwriter) as Benny, a customer at Joey's Pizza. 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

Joey Boca: I cheated on my wife.
Priest: You committed adultery?
Joey Boca: Yes.
Priest: How many times?
Joey Boca: Uh... 5 times the last 2 weeks... wait, no, that's wrong... it was uh... it was uh, 4 times this week, uh... with 3 women, and uh... 3 times last week with 2 other women... wow... plus one of the women from this week was the same as last week... or maybe 2 of the women was the same... so uh... I guess that uh... makes uh... what, uh... I dunno, 7 times... I mean it was more than uh... 7 times, father, it was, it was more like uh...
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »

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If They Could They Would
Written and Performed by Foundation
Courtesy of Mango Records, an Island Records Company
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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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