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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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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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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

Kevin Kline requested that his wife, Phoebe Cates, take a small role in the film. She appeared in the bar/disco scene as the girl Joey picks up at the bar. She did this as a cameo appearance and as a favor to her husband. She was also filming Drop Dead Fred (1991) at the time of her cameo in this film which is why her hair looks exactly the same in both films. See more »

Goofs

Joey and Rosalie are in the car, with mama Nadja outside trying to persuade Rosalie to get out of the car because it is about to blow up. As Rosalie understands and tries to shield her head there is a piece of cake/bread in her right hand. However, as the shot returns to her, it is in her mouth. See more »

Quotes

Rosalie Boca: What happened? Joey Boca happened
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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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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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