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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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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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$350,000 (estimated)
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For many years after the film was released movie goers thought that all the tattoos and piercings on Debbie Rochon were real. They were all fake except for one. She pierced her belly button before the start of the film so she could see what it was like to have it done - for character work. During the romantic scenes between her and Jane Jensen the mouth piercings kept falling off which demanded more takes. See more »

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In one scene, Juliet wakes up beside Cappy after having a nightmare. In the first shot, Cappy is wearing black socks. In the next shot, he's barefoot. See more »

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Father: No, your grace, I did not know they were topless dancers. Well, they certainly helped raise a lot of money for the church.
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Shakespeare on acid? Possibly.
31 March 2006 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A very bizarre bringing to the screen of William Shakespeare's tragic love story.

The Que family and the Capulet family have a long running hatred of one another which often results in violence. The hatred has something to do with a film company and the fact that everyone is pretty much crazy. In the middle of all of this insanity are Tromeo and Juliet, literature's most famous "star crossed" lovers that fall for each other at first sight and problems arise when they realize whose family the other belongs to.

The film follows the basic plot of the original play remarkably well and key scenes even use the original, or close to original, lines. But the infamous Troma bizarreness pervades the film from beginning to end. That makes for a movie that is definitely not for all tastes, but it is nonetheless pretty inventive. Tyrone (Tybalt in Shakespeare) has a particularly funny death scene. 7/10

Many differently edited and rated versions exist. Each contains violence, profanity, drug use, and sex, all with a big dose of bizarreness.


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