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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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Cappy Capulet (as Maximillian Shaun)
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London Arbuckle
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Benny Que
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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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During the fight scene in which Tiffany Shepis kicks her opponent in the face, she misgauged her kick and punctured the actor's lip with the stiletto heel of her boot. She later blamed the stunt coordinator, who'd rehearsed the scene while Shepis was bare-footed. 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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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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But soft, what light through yonder movie screen breaks???
7 August 2009 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Troma. A production company name that is well-suited to the phrase "if you have to ask then you really don't wanna know". They make low-budget, highly entertaining schlock for fans of . . . . . . well, low-budget, highly entertaining schlock.

And here they gives us their interpretation of, arguably, William Shakespeare's most famous work. A young couple from two rival families fall in love and complications and tragedy ensue.

However, this being Troma, things are helped along with copious amounts of gratuitous nudity and violence, godawful acting and this time around we also get the occasional snippet of actual Shakespearean material, although not that much.

Juliet kept nekkid in a large, perspex cube, Lemmy playing the narrator, strangely outdated punk styles that are almost so out of style they're acceptable again - it's all here. If you like Troma movies then you'll already know that you'll glean some fun from this but I must say that it's simply not as entertaining as some of their other output although it does have it's obvious novelty value and the good sense to put attractive youngsters in most of the main roles. I am also shallow enough to admit that it gains points from me simply for having the lush Debbie Rochon involved. With her AND Tiffany Shepis in this movie, it's a treat for fans of the Scream Queens.

See this if you like: Terror Firmer, Class Of Nuke 'Em High, The Toxic Avenger.


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