Addicted to Love (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 May 1997 (USA)
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Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anton (as Tcheky Karyo)
Ed Green
Remak Ramsay ...
Professor Wells
Susan Forristal ...
Street Comic
Maurizio Benazzo ...
Euro-Chic Man
Paolo Calamari ...
French Bartender
Bus Driver


Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, intent on winning her back and waiting until she decides to leave her current lover. What Sam does not count on is being joined several weeks later by ultra hip tomboy Maggie, a photographer and motor-cyclist who is determined to get revenge on Anton, her ex-fiance. Hostile at first, the two of them eventually join forces in an attempt to separate the couple, and ruin Anton's life. However, complications ensue when Sam and Maggie start falling for each other. Written by Anonymous

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A comedy about two people who are getting off on getting even. See more »


Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Forlorn  »

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$34,656,904 (USA) (15 August 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Matthew Broderick, whose character in this movie makes a reference to Godzilla (1954), later starred in the Americanized Godzilla (1998). See more »


There's a lot of bad astronomy packed into the opening minute. See more »


Sam: So what is your plan? What do you want to do?
Maggie: I just want his dignity, that's all. I want him hopeless, loveless, finished off! I just wish him ill, very very ill.
Sam: How ill are we talking here?
Maggie: I'm not saying I want him dead. But, should that occur... people die every day, why should he be any different? I'm just thinking on my feet, though. I don't have to decide the death part right now, I can just wait and see how I feel once his dignity's a thing of the past.
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Spoofs Predator (1987) See more »


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28 January 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I like the way Matthew Broderick character showed Kelly Preston how much he loved her and won't let he go just like that to another guy. Instead he didn't sit around feeling depressed, he flew to New York to win her heart again. It was pretty funny when they did the tricks on the French guy, I have to admitt that they were clever ideas. I should have done that to my cheating boyfriend!

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