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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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William Beckwith ...
Cappy Capulet (as Maximillian Shaun)
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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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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The car flipping over footage is recycled for many Troma films, including Sgt. Kubukiman, NYPD, Terror Firmer, Citizen Toxie, etc. See more »

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When Juliet is playing guitar in her bedroom, she goes to set the guitar down and a hand rises from the floor to take it from her. See more »

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Tromeo Que: What light from yonder Plexiglas breaks?
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The CREDIT GUY here again. You know, it gets a little upsetting. I know no one ever reads the credits. Not a single girl with enormous melons has called me. No one appreciates my profession, but to me the credits are a great form of literature. My credits for SGT. KABUKIMAN, NYPD rivaled the greatest works of Proust! AND NOT A SINGLE OF YOU JERKS CAN TAKE OUT A FEW MINUTES TO READ THEM! Uh, sorry. Please call. See more »

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Shakespeare a la Troma!
13 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen many "Romeo and Juliet" movie adaptations, but surely this is the one I enjoyed the most. The 1996 version featuring DiCaprio and Claire Danes is a total mess compared to this one, it isn't half as entertaining as TROMA'S TROMEO AND JULIET. I can't find a word to describe this movie, but I think of these: twisted, sick, entertaining, mind blowing, aggressive, explosive.

The explitic sex scenes are well crafted, not disgusting as in other efforts (for a TROMA movie this is a surprise), and I guess that die hard Shakespeare fans deeply enjoy them as this is totally different POV of how Shakespeare would describe an explicit sex scene. I'm not sure if this movie should be labeled as an adaptation as it only follows the main idea, I mean the original dialogue is barely present. re genius! Addecuated for this times.

If you're bored by now after reading the original play 100 times, then watch TROMEO AND JULIET for a twisted (and I mean TWISTED) Shakespeare experience. Thanks again TROMA, you surely know how to entertain us.

8/10 Enjoyable watch, recommended.


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