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The Butcher's Wife (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 25 October 1991 (USA)
A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »

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Mr. Liddle
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Grammy D'Arbo
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A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big impact on everyone she meets by anticipating their questions and actions and advising them on their love life. Her interference then brings her into contact with the real man of her dreams. Written by Rob Hartill

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Comedy | Fantasy

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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

¡Qué linda adivina!  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,442,229, 27 October 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,689,816
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Trivia

The name of the book that Leo Lemke (George Dzundza) read was "The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies & Magic". This is a real life publication and was written by Migene González-Wippler. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes Dr. Alex Tremor wears a T-shirt with a quote on the front which says, "The unexamined life is not worth living" - Plato. These are the words of Socrates, not Plato. See more »

Quotes

Leo Lemke: Why, why, why are you fucking with my life?
Dr. Alex Tremor: I never laid a hand on her.
Leo Lemke: My life! My life!
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Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »

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IN THE DARK
By Lil Green
Performed by Mary Steenburgen
By Andre Williams, Reggie Turner and Keith Williams
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The cast took this comedy seriously, so why shouldn't we?
6 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

What a treat to catch this movie on a HD channel recently; yes, it is "Schlocky-wood", but it's done as a carefully crafted ensemble piece. And what an ensemble! The cast has some great moments, especially for Demi Moore and Jeff Daniels. But there are some "characters in the background" who would become well known for performances yet to come (e.g., Frances McDormand in "Fargo" and Miriam Margoyles as Prof. Sprout in the Harry Potter series). This is an enjoyable, humorous, ironic, feel-good movie... you surely won't have to apologize for crude language or over-the-top violence in any scene (well, you will have to get used to Demi's full length blonde hair, and after "G. I. Jane" that may be tough to do).


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