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Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

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A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, ... See full summary »

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Murray Martini
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Cappy Capulet (as Maximillian Shaun)
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London Arbuckle
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Ingrid Capulet
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Georgie Capulet (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
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A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic. Written by Stephen Blackehart

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Body Piercing, Kinky Sex, Dismemberment. The Things That Made Shakespeare Great


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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence/gore, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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28 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Tromeo & Julia  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Posters for various other Troma films are visible throughout both households. See more »

Goofs

The curling iron Cappy says is one of Juliet's "sex toys" suddenly becomes a blow dryer. See more »

Quotes

Benny Que: We're supposed to be normal people living normal lives. Working nine to five, going to church on Sundays: normal. Maiming, murdering, crippling park animals: abnormal.
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Key grips: Michael Franzetti / David Wasserman Key gripe: "Lloyd's breath smells like vodka" Key grope: Mindy "Wonder melons" Sanchez's breasts See more »

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Version of Romeo and Juliet (1912) See more »

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Performed by The Wesley Willis Fiasco
Written by Wesley Willis, Pat Barnard, Brendan Murphy, Dave Nooks, and Dale Meiners
Courtesy of Urban Legend Records & 26 Grams of Fat Music
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So amazing I had to watch it again
26 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is truly unique. It really captures the spirit of the play, but makes it entertaining to the modern generation. The romance between Tromeo and Juliet was believable, and erotic, not pulled off by many adaptations. It is also so funny I was almost crying with laughter.

Like with most Troma its in your face, taboo subjects, gore and sex, and yet add in some really good acting and a Shakespeare plot. You really have to see this movie to believe it!

There are some hillarious jokes in the credits (best credits I've seen since Hot Shots) loads of Troma in jokes as well as general satire and shakespeare refs. And Lemmy from the house of Motorhead narrates. I lent this movie to a friend and had an almost impossible job of getting it back. Troma at its best, this film really is a gem, and goes in my top 5 favourite movies of all time.

Though its not the sort of film you'd watch with your mum, and might offend some people. For anybody bored with run of the mill cinema, with a wacky sense of humour you MUST SEE THIS FILM.


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