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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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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
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Stuart
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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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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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$12,350,030 (USA)
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David Arquette, Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck and Noah Wyle tested for the minor role of Walter. See more »

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The candles that the wind supposedly blew out are lit soon after. See more »

Quotes

Inga Gunther: [about to open a jar of ants] prepare to be consumed, Martha Alston! PREPARE TO BE... oh, God! They're dead. Bob?
Bob: They are?
Inga Gunther: Yes, didn't you feed them?
Bob: i thought you said you wanted them hungry?
Inga Gunther: HUNGRY, Bob! Not DEAD! Now what are we gonna do?
Martha: We could re-schedule, like, you know, next Tuesday is good for me.
Inga Gunther: Dream on, little beauty!
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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SAUVITO
Written by Maria Aurora Gomez
Performed by Arturo Sandoval
Produced by Arturo Sandoval and Richard Eddy
Courtesy of GRP Records
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Ellen's brand of Comedy is funny and smart
22 December 2004 | by (Hardwick, Vermont) – See all my reviews

I wish Ellen made more movies. The talk show is cool but I think that she's wasting her talent. "Mr. Wrong" is a good case in point. Ellen is totally convincing in her role of a woman disappointed by, and still searching for, love. The casting was brilliant. Hope Davis, Bill Pullman, Joan Plowright, Dean Stockwell and Joan Cusack are an awesome ensemble. The premise of the movie is simple and straightforward enough to be believable but broad enough to allow for any number of crazy things to happen. Her character's job as a talk show producer is brilliant because it allows for cameos of all of Ellen's comic colleagues. It is also an old-fashion comedy in the tradition of It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World, and all of the other 60's comedies showcasing stand-up acts like Martin & Lewis, Bob Hope, etc. This movie was a lot of fun and I've seen it quite a few times.


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