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So I Married an Axe Murderer -- Offbeat, hatchet-driven romance about a wedlock-shy coffee house poet (Mike Myers) whose perfect woman (Nancy Travis) just might be a serial killer.
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So I Married an Axe Murderer -- A San Francisco poet who fears commitment has a girlfriend who he suspects may not be who she appears.

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Robbie Fox (written by)
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Release Date:
30 July 1993 (USA) See more »
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The Honeymoon Was Killer
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mike Myers ... Charlie Mackenzie / Stuart Mackenzie

Nancy Travis ... Harriet Michaels

Anthony LaPaglia ... Tony Giardino

Amanda Plummer ... Rose Michaels

Brenda Fricker ... May Mackenzie

Matt Doherty ... Heed

Charles Grodin ... Commandeered Driver

Phil Hartman ... Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson

Debi Mazar ... Susan

Steven Wright ... Pilot

Patrick Bristow ... Cafe Roads Performer
Cintra Wilson ... Cafe Roads M.C.
Al Nalbandian ... Butchershop Customer
George F. Mauricio ... Butchershop Customer (as George Mauricio)
Kiki Douveas ... Butchershop Customer
Lillie Lowe ... Butchershop Customer
Maria Dos Remedios ... Butchershop Customer

Luenell ... Police Records Officer (as Luenell Campbell)
Kelly Christmas ... Policeman
Ilya Brodsky ... Russian Sailor
Eugene Buick ... Russian Sailor
Maureen O'Boyle ... Herself
Steve Dunleavy ... Himself

Mike Hagerty ... Obituary Writer (as Michael G. Hagerty)

Michael Richards ... Newspaper Reporter
Adele Proom ... Marriage Desk Employee
David Knowles ... Serenade Musician
Carl Rusk ... Serenade Musician

Paul Sanchez ... Serenade Musician
Jessie Nelson ... Ralph
Wanda McCaddon ... Auntie Molly
Glen Vernon ... Uncle Angus
Maggy Myers Davidson ... Tony's Dance Partner
Robert Nichols ... Scottish Minister
Jek Cunningham ... Wedding Reception Piper
Robert Black ... Wedding Reception Accordionist
John Taylor ... Wedding Reception Fiddler
Ken Johnson ... Walter the Plumber

Kelvin Han Yee ... Master Cho
Joe Bellan ... Man with Bimbo

Greg Germann ... Concierge
Ken Grantham ... Maitre D'
Bob Sarlatte ... M.C.
Cynthia Frost ... Mrs. Levenstein

Fred Ornstein ... Mr. Levenstein
John X. Heart ... Waiter
Frederick Walsh ... Bellboy
Keith Selvin ... Young Stuart
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Katherine Griffin ... Alcatraz Tourist (as Katherine Griffith)

Rico E. Anderson ... Doorman at Restaurant (uncredited)

Alan Arkin ... Tony's Boss / Precinct Captain (uncredited)
Cait Brennan ... Beatnik Poet (uncredited)

Marshal Hilton ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)

Sheila Kelley ... Sherry (uncredited)

Holly Lewis ... Club Poet (uncredited)
Marck Menke ... Man - Pink Hair (uncredited)

Angela Torrez Parker ... Sasha (uncredited)
Jennifer Peterson ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Steve C. Porter ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
August Ragone ... Cafe Roads Extra (uncredited)

Dave Reda ... Diner Patron (uncredited)

Marla Sokoloff ... Alcatraz Visitor (uncredited)

Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Cafe Roads Performer (uncredited)

Mariana Tosca ... Cappuccino Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Schlamme 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robbie Fox (written by)

Produced by
Robert N. Fried .... producer
Jana Sue Memel .... co-producer
Bernard Williams .... executive producer (as Bernie Williams)
Cary Woods .... producer
Michelle Wright .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
 
Cinematography by
Julio Macat 
 
Film Editing by
Colleen Halsey 
Richard Halsey 
 
Casting by
Mindy Marin 
 
Production Design by
John Graysmark 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Rizzo 
 
Set Decoration by
Peg Cummings 
Jim Poynter 
 
Costume Design by
Kimberly A. Tillman  (as Kimberly Tillman)
 
Makeup Department
Courtney Carell .... makeup artist: Mr. Myers
Cydney Cornell .... key hair stylist
Deborah La Mia Denaver .... makeup artist (as Deborah LaMia Denaver)
Kathrine Gordon .... hair stylist: Mr. Myers
Matthew W. Mungle .... key makeup artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects artist
John E. Jackson .... prosthetic technician (uncredited)
Nancie Marsalis .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Analisa Ravella .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John A. Amicarella .... post-production supervisor
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor
Bernard Williams .... unit production manager (as Bernie Williams)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bud Davis .... second unit director
Edward C. Dilks .... dga trainee (as Edward Dilks)
Douglas S. Ornstein .... second assistant director
Amy Sayres .... first assistant director
Eric Tignini .... second second assistant director
Bruce Moriarty .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Emilio R. Aramendia .... swing gang (as Emilio Aramendia)
Richard W. Clot .... construction coordinator
Robbie Clot .... construction
Joanne Desmond .... construction liaison
Stephen J. Gardner .... property master
Elizabeth Hamilton .... head scenic artist
Kirsten Harwood .... art department coordinator
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator
George F. Mauricio .... assistant property master (as George Mauricio)
Doni McMillan .... swing gang
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Ray Mondoux .... construction foreman (as Raymond E. Mondoux)
Gary E. Roloff .... leadman (as Gary Roloff)
Lauren Abrams .... painter (uncredited)
Kristin Argue .... drapery (uncredited)
John Chapot .... carpenter (uncredited)
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Loren Hillman-Morgan .... scenic artist/set painter (uncredited)
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Robert L. Peden .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Kelly Wearstler .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Baldwin .... assistant sound editor
Noah Blough .... sound editor
Scott Burrow .... adr editor
David DeGeus .... assistant sound editor (as David De Guis)
Mike Dobie .... sound editor (as Michael Dobie)
Mark Gordon .... sound editor
Jay Kamen .... supervising adr editor (as Uncle Jay Kamen)
Larry Mann .... supervising sound editor
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Bob O'Brien .... sound editor
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Runner .... boom operator
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... sound re-recording mixer
Conrad Slater .... cable person (as Conrad B. Slater)
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Nelson Stoll .... sound mixer
Don S. Walden .... sound editor
John O. Wilde .... sound editor
Stephen Balliet .... boom operator (uncredited)
Christian T. Cooke .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dennis Becker .... special effects
Tom Sindicich .... special effects coordinator (as Thomas F. Sindicich)
Peter Stolz .... special effects
I.J. Van Perre .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Birrell .... visual effects producer: SPI
Ron Brinkmann .... digital artist
David Douglas .... animator/painter: SPI
Tim McGovern .... visual effects supervisor: SPI
Ladd McPartland .... visual effects editor: SPI
George Merkert .... visual effects producer: SPI
John Nelson .... visual effects supervisor: SPI
Gayle Reznik .... visual effects coordinator: SPI
Andrea Scholer .... animator: SPI (as Andrea Sholer)
Mar Sorell .... animator: SPI (as Mark Sorell)
Adrian Iler .... senior technical director (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Hannah Kozak .... stunt double
Jeff Mosley .... assistant stunt coordinator
Bernie Pock .... stunt double: Charlie
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Bray .... still photographer
Marty Brenneis .... 24 frame video operator
Dave Childers .... dolly grip (as David Childers)
Joe Crowley .... chief lighting technician
Kim Marks .... camera operator
Robert 'Boomer' McCann .... best boy grip (as Robert McCann)
Stan McClain .... helicopter camera operator
Vance Piper .... camera operator: studio camera
Vance Piper .... first assistant camera
Dennis Pope .... key grip
Bobby Powell .... rigging gaffer (as Robert Powell)
Paul Sanchez .... camera loader
John A. Small .... second assistant camera
Kevin Thompson .... best boy electric (as Kevin A. Thompson)
Joseph F. Valentine .... camera operator: second unit (as Joe Valentine)
Gregory Collis .... electrician (uncredited)
Wesley Riley .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Allison Bauer .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Laura Folger .... extras casting
Cecily Jordan .... extras casting (as Cecily T. Jordan)
Davia Nelson .... local casting: San Francisco
Paula Nederman .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Fincher .... costume supervisor
Barbara Hartman-Jenichen .... set costumer
Patricia Kazmierowski .... costume assistant
Odessa McDuffie .... tailor
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Megan B. Agosto .... assistant film editor
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Danny Miller .... apprentice film editor (as Daniel Miller)
David Orr .... color timer
Scot Deer .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Danny Bramson .... music supervisor
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator (as Donald Nemitz)
Armin Steiner .... music scoring mixer
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Bruce Dukov .... violin (uncredited)
Paul Silver .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Pappas .... transportation captain
Gaston Veilleux .... transportation coordinator
Anthony Muto Jr. .... picture vehicles (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chris Barrish .... production assistant
George Anthony Bayza .... double: "Charlie"
Nicole Boxer .... assistant: Mr. Fried and Mr. Woods
Pat Brymer .... hand puppeteer: "Charlie"
Craig Comstock .... production assistant
Cynthia Connolly .... production office assistant
William M. Connor .... production assistant (as Billy Connor)
Carolyn M. Dahm .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Karen Day .... production accountant
Carol DePasquale .... script supervisor (as Carol De Pasquale)
Christopher Desmond .... paramedic coordinator
Pamela Dresser .... assistant: Mr. Schlamme (as Pamela J. Dresser)
Jay Frasco .... assistant production coordinator (as Gerald Jay Frasco)
Blair Judson .... production coordinator
Michael D. Kerwin .... production office assistant
John Lowry Lamb .... double: "Stuart"
Ellen Lent .... location manager (as Ellen Winchell)
Dylan K. Massin .... production assistant (as Dylan Massin)
Elizabeth Maxwell .... craft service (as Elizabeth Smith)
Peter McKernan .... helicopter pilot
Molly Rain Moshlak .... production assistant
Virginia Newton .... assistant: Mr. LaPaglia
Laurie Noll .... location manager
Kimi Okada .... choreographer
Joshua Ornstein .... accounting assistant (as Josh Ornstein)
Ellen Pasternack .... unit publicist
Rachel E. Prentiss .... assistant accountant (as Rachel Prentiss)
Kristina Raven .... production office assistant
Carol Redding .... assistant: Miss Travis
Darin Rivetti .... production assistant
Caryll Schwabe .... production assistant
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Rick Shuster .... helicopter pilot (as Richard Shuster)
Michael Smuin .... choreographer
Gail Stempler .... location manager
Allan Trautman .... hand puppeteer: "Charlie"
Dirk Vahle .... pilot: Cessna
Frederick Walsh .... assistant: Mr. Myers
Brenna Wardell .... production office assistant
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service (as James Wilhelm)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for nudity, language and mock terror
Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Netherlands:12 | Norway:10 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #32511)

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Trivia:
Mike Myers was offered the lead role(s) based on the success of Wayne's World (1992). He agreed because he liked the script and many of his friends also had a fear of commitment and "were all suffering from cold feet and what is cold feet but a low-grade terror? This story just expands on that terror".See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Charlie and Harriet are in bed, her mouth is not in sync with her voice.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Charlie Mackenzie:Excuse me, miss? There seems to be a mistake. I believe I ordered the *large* cappuccino. *Hello!* Look at the size of this thing.
Tony Giardino:It's practically a bowl.
Charlie Mackenzie:It's like Campbell's Cup-O'-ccino!
Charlie Mackenzie:[laughing at his Campbell's joke and wiping his tears] Oh, My sides. Please. Aidez-moi.
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41 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Mike Myers' best film, 7 July 2004
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

So, I married an Axe murderer is not the sort of Mike Myers comedy that people have become used to over the years. Myers will, undoubtedly, be most remembered most for his Austin Powers series, but this is a film that certainly should not be forgotten; Myers was never funnier than he is in this movie.

The plot centres around Charlie Mackenzie (Myers), a man who can never have a girlfriend without finding a flaw with her which always leads him to end the relationship. That is until he meets Harriet Michaels. She seems perfect, but the flaw that Charlie finds with this woman, may cost him his neck...

What follows is a tour-de-force of comedy. It is true that a few of the jokes don't really work, but the ones that do REALLY work, and it 's easy to forgive the movie for the ones that don't. In fact, I haven't seen this movie in over a year, but I'm laughing as I type this. This movie features some positively brilliant moments, from Myers' poetry sessions ("Woman! Woah-man, wooaaaaaahhhhh-man"), to the very Scottish father, played to perfection by Myers who has a duel role("Head! Move! Now!") to Charlie's police man friend, who is definitely the man with the most comedy; his conversations with Charlie regarding the song "Only You", the moments with his police chief (a memorable performance by Alan Arkin) and most notably, the parts with the commandeered driver ("No, it's one of my favourite things") are positively hilarious. The entire cast of this movie delivers their lines with a great comic timing; a lot of the quotes I mentioned aren't funny out of the context of the film, but due to the way they are delivered and the context of the movie, the dialogue is side splitting.

There isn't a lot of plot or heart to chew on with this movie, which accounts for the lot of the reason that this is a short review; but when a film is this funny, who cares what it's about? In the face of Myers' more commercially successful movies, such as Wayne's World, Austin Powers and Shrek; So, I Married an Axe Murderer isn't going to win a lot of fans as it's not as outgoing as the other three and a lot of the humour is very wry. However, this is Myers finest hour and this little comedy gem should definitely not be forgotten.

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