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Addicted to Love (1997)

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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
Helmar Augustus Cooper ...
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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Box Office


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

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1.85 : 1
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Dominick Dunne:  The food critic who accidentally eats a cockroach is director Griffin Dunne's father. See more »


When Sam paints the wall, he paints the same (unpainted) spot twice. See more »


[after Maggie mocks Sam's hopes]
Sam: Well, what is your evil plan, huh? You're gonna squirt him with squirt guns? Throw rotten strawberries at him?
Maggie: You looked in my satchel?
Sam: Yeah, call a cop!
Maggie: [shrugs] You are a strange, tragic little man.
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Referenced in Melrose Place: A Brand New Day (1997) See more »


Walk Away Renee
Written by Mike Lookofsky (aka Mike Brown), Tony Sansone and Bob Calilli
Performed by The Left Banke
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By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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He showed it
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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