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I Love You to Death -- 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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
John Kostmayer (written by)
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Release Date:
6 April 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An unbelievable story that's incredibly true. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(25 articles)
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User Reviews:
Strange-But-True Characters In Dark Comedy See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kevin Kline ... Joey Boca

Tracey Ullman ... Rosalie Boca

Joan Plowright ... Nadja, Rosalie's Mother

River Phoenix ... Devo Nod

William Hurt ... Harlan James

Keanu Reeves ... Marlon James

James Gammon ... Lt. Larry Schooner

Jack Kehler ... Sgt. Carlos Wiley
Victoria Jackson ... Lacey

Miriam Margolyes ... Joey's Mother

Alisan Porter ... Carla Boca

Jon Kasdan ... Dominic Boca

Heather Graham ... Bridget

Michelle Joyner ... Donna Joy
John Kostmayer ... Benny

Kathleen York ... Dewey Brown

John Billingsley ... Jailhouse Informant
Samantha Kostmayer ... Waitress

Michael Chieffo ... Mickey, Blue Light Bartender
Robert Radonich ... Java Jive Bartender
Jeff Kline ... Young Man with Bat
G. Valmont Thomas ... Cabbie
Art Cahn ... Priest

Audrey Rapoport ... Librarian

Shiri Appleby ... Millie, Girl in Park
Luke Rossi ... Sammy, Boy in Park
Henry Beckman ... Wendel Carter
Susan Chin ... Reporter
Tony Romano ... Reporter
Johnny 'Sugarbear' Willis ... Reporter

Joe Lando ... Pizza Guy
William R. Breyette ... Billy the Biker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Phoebe Cates ... Joey's Girl at Disco (uncredited)

Lawrence Kasdan ... Devo's Lawyer (uncredited)

Jason McKibbin ... Extra (uncredited)

Douglas Moening ... Joey's Neighbor (uncredited)

John Nelson ... Joey's Neighbor (uncredited)

Directed by
Lawrence Kasdan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Kostmayer (written by)

Produced by
Michael Grillo .... executive producer
Lynn Isenberg .... associate producer
Lynn Isenberg .... co-producer
John Kostmayer .... associate producer
Jeffrey Lurie .... producer
John P. Marsh .... associate producer
Ron Moler .... producer
Charles Okun .... executive producer
Christina Weiss Lurie .... associate producer
Lauren Weissman .... co-producer
Patrick Wells .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Owen Roizman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
 
Production Design by
Lilly Kilvert 
 
Art Direction by
Jon Hutman 
 
Set Decoration by
Cricket Rowland 
 
Costume Design by
Aggie Guerard Rodgers 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)
 
Production Management
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carey Dietrich .... second assistant director
Michael Grillo .... first assistant director
Nina Halvorsson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
William A. Petrotta .... property master (as Bill Petrotta)
 
Sound Department
Jay Dranch .... dialogue editor
Michael Dressel .... sound assistant
Sukey Fontelieu .... sound effects editor
Gregory G. Gest .... sound
Walter A. Gest .... sound
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jeffrey Haboush)
Rick Kline .... sound mixer
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Kevin O'Connell .... sound mixer
Frank Smathers .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Roy Arbogast .... special effects
Ray Brown .... special effects technician
Tobe Sexton .... special effects: Apogee, Inc.
 
Visual Effects by
David Cornelius .... motion control programmer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ken W. Ballantine .... lighting technician
Alan S. Blauvelt .... first assistant camera: additional photography (as Alan Blauvelt)
Dustin Blauvelt .... camera operator: additional photography (as Dusty Blauvelt)
Stephen H. Burum .... director of photography: additional photography
Earl L. Clark .... camera operator
Doug Cook .... best boy grip: additional photography
Gary Dunham .... second assistant camera: additional photography
John J. Ellingwood .... second assistant camera (as John Ellingwood)
Rob Hahn .... camera operator
Clyde Hart .... key grip: additional photography
Leslie J. Kovacs .... gaffer (as Les Kovacs)
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer
Dennis J. Laine .... first assistant camera (as Dennis Laine)
Michael Laws .... best boy electric: additional photography (as Mike Laws)
Gregory Peters .... electrician
Tim Ryan .... key grip
Alex Skvorzov .... chief lighting technician: additional photography
Lonnie Stewart .... dolly grip: additional photography
 
Casting Department
Alison Roth .... seattle casting
 
Editorial Department
Sam Citron .... assistant editor
James D.R. Hickox .... first assistant editor
Robert Raring .... color timer (as Bob Raring)
 
Music Department
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
James Horner .... conductor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Belyeu .... transportation coordinator
Rick Wiley .... driver: camera car
 
Other crew
Steph Benseman .... location manager
Joan Eisenberg .... unit publicist
Pam Ellington .... first assistant production accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Tony Grob .... assistant location manager
Jamie Kehoe .... craft service
Adam Lustig .... portraits
Adam Lustig .... title designer
Gail Martin-Sheridan .... production accountant
Tim Monich .... dialogue coach
Laura Petticord .... production assistant
Anne Rapp .... script supervisor
Danis Regal-O'Connell .... production coordinator
Gail Rose .... assistant production accountant
Morris Lee Sullivan .... stand-in
 

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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [John Kostmayer](The screenwriter) as Benny, a customer at Joey's Pizza.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Joey Boca:C'mon ladies, let's go... Monnnnnopoleeee!"See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
FeliciaSee more »

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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Strange-But-True Characters In Dark Comedy, 24 March 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

A surprise hit....at least with me. I found this dark comedy hilarious in spots and so-so in others, but overall a funny movie. With comedy that's what happens anyway: some jokes connect; others don't. Most are pretty good in here but beware: some of the jokes are in poor taste, but that's a dark comedy for you. Also, some Catholics might be offended because the film takes some shots at them, or at least people who go overboard in rationalizing their sins, as Kevin Kline does in here.

There is an odd assortment of actors in here and they all contribute to the fun: Kline, Tracey Ullman, William Hurt, River Phoenix, Keannu Reeves, Joan Plowright and James Gammon.

Supposedly, this film was based on a real-life happening, which makes it all the more interesting and lending credence to the saying that "truth is stranger than fiction."

Plowright almost steals the show from Kline and Ullman, the husband-and-wife team who have problems because of Kline's persistent cheating on her. Plowright in Ullman's mother and has some of the best lines in the film as mother and daughter plot how to kill the immoral Kline.

Phoenis plays a young New Age devotee and Hurt and Reeves are funny as two totally stoned-out hit men. Hurt is particularly good.

This movie is so-so to start until Ullman finds her husband cheating. Then, after a heart-wrenching minute or so, she and her mother plot to kill the unfaithful spouse. The comedy then goes full out as they hire these really goofy hit men and things don't go smoothly. The ending is quite different and quite touching with a very good message....which is all I will say in case you haven't seen this.

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