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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Thriller, Crime  |  3 April 1996 (USA)
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An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

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An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic thriller. Written by Anonymous

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She's had it with bad boys. Now it's time to get even... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, a sex scene and some violence | See all certifications »

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3 April 1996 (USA)  »

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A Thin Line Between Love & Hate  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$147,500 (USA) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

$34,746,109 (USA) (16 August 1996)
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Trivia

Regina King, who played Mia, was pregnant during the filming of this movie and didn't tell anyone until the movie was finished. See more »

Goofs

When Darnell leaves the club (after the fire) and goes to Brandi's house, it is night. However, when he arrives there, it is daylight. See more »

Quotes

Ma Wright: It's a thin line between love and hate.
Nikki: Nigger, you full of shit!
Gwen: All your damn promises! Get out of my face!
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References Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Damned If I Do
Performed by Somethin' for the People featuring Adina Howard
Produced by Somethin' for the People
Written by J. Young, R. Holiday, C. Wilson III, A. McClinton, M. Lomax and T. Powell
Adina Howard Courtesy of Mecca Don Entertainment/EastWest Records America/Elektra Entertainment Group
Somethin' For The People courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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A black Fatal Attraction
26 July 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you looking for a black-plotation version of Fatal Attraction then this is the one for you. I thought Lynn Whitfield was great as Brandi and played all her emotions really well, and the filming was nice and glossy like a pop video...and that's it for the good things.

Lawrence was poor - he really needs a comedy like Bad Boys which won't stretch his acting muscles. His narration is also simplistic and insulting

  • not letting the audience draw it's own conclusion and treating us like


idiots. His acting is only on one level - the playa, and it doesn't seem to change at any point. Even when he hurts all his women we only really see it in terms of how it affects him and not them..

The story is straight-forward and offers nothing new...even the soundtrack is rubbish (full of B-side RnB).

We don't need a black Fatal Attraction - especially one that's boring and predictable from start to finish.


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