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Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  28 February 1997 (USA)
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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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Cappy Capulet (as Maximillian Shaun)
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London Arbuckle
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Ness
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Benny Que
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Detective Ernie Scalus
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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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Posters for various other Troma films are visible throughout both households. See more »

Goofs

Microphone can be seen taped to the back of Juliet's guitar. See more »

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Detective Ernie Scalus: Now you fucks have gone too far! Goddamn heads landing on cars while Long Island families are singing 'Found a Peanut'! They found a peanut, all right, honey. They found a peanut of death!
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Crazy Credits

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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References Lust for Freedom (1987) See more »

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Alleged
Performed by Unsane
Written by Unsane
Courtesy of Amphetamine Reptile/Atlantic Recording Corp
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Shocking but still 'enjoyable'
25 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I found it real shocking at first to see William Shakespeare's love masterpiece reworked into a gory, violent and kinky sensual movie adaptation. But after you watched it once, it sort of grows on you when you watch it the second and third times, as you come over the shock and start appreciating the movie on its own merits - solid acting, good dialogue, nice sequencing and choreography, not-too-bad soundtrack and some of the (special) effects that go on. Oh, and also the ending. What a riot!


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