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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 affected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, ... See full summary »

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

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Tyrone Capulet: [after being decapitated by the tow-truck] CRY HAVOC!
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Pre-production coord.: Michelle Roa Pre-pubescent coord.: Everyone in this film See more »

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Version of Great Performances: Romeo and Juliet (2002) See more »

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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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