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Mr. Wrong (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 February 1996 (USA)
A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature.

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Cast

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Martha Alston
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Whitman Crawford
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Inga Gunther
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Jack Tramonte
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Mrs. Crawford
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Walter
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Dick Braxton
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Jane
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Annie
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Bob (as Brad Henke)
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Nancy Culpepper
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Mr. Alston
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Mrs. Alston
Briant Wells ...
Stuart
Camille Saviola ...
Consuela
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Storyline

Martha is a single woman working at a television talk show. When her younger sister gets married, everyone's wondering when Martha is going to meet Mr. Right and tie the knot. When by chance, Martha meets a handsome stranger named Whitman, the two fall madly in love with each other. But soon Martha discovers little quirks in Whitman... little quirks that become horrifying nightmares. But by the time Martha realizes that she must break up with him, it'll take more than subtle hints to make him go away -- she'll have to get into the most outrageous predicaments to rid herself of Mr. Wrong. Written by Eric Yang <esy@netcom.com>

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He loved her from afar. It wasn't far enough.

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude language, some sex related scenes and drug content | See all certifications »
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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Barbatul perfect  »

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$12,350,030 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lisa Kudrow tested for the role of Annie. See more »

Goofs

Martha turns off the TV twice in her office when Walter walks in. See more »

Quotes

Jack Tramonte: OK Whitman's records. Lived with his mother until about six months ago. Had one serious relationship with an Inga... Gunther who once tried to assassinate the rock temptress... STEVIE NICKS!
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Soundtracks

STRENUOUS ACQUAINTANCES
Written by Joan Osborne
Performed by Joan Osborne
Produced by Joan Osborne
Courtesy of Blue Gorilla/Mercury Records
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It's not wrong to like this film, it's very funny!
4 May 2005 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Martha (Ellen DeGeneres) is a single, thirty-something television producer who has had very bad luck in her relationships with men. Therefore, when she meets Whitman at the jukebox (Bill Pullman), a self-proclaimed investor-poet, she is smitten with his intelligence and his good looks. However, after a couple of dreamy days and nights, Whitman decides to reveal his "true self". He tells Martha he's going to take her on a fun date...they are going to go shoplifting. This is the just the beginning of the swell times ahead! Poor Martha! Will she never find true love? DeGeneres and Pullman display full-octane comedy in this film. The viewer can not help but laugh at their antics. And the supporting cast is such a dream, with Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell, Joan Plowright and others! The script is humorous, the costumes are a pleasure, the San Diego setting is very nice, what more could one ask for? Please give this film a try, you'll like it!


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