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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 Lost Loves And Last Laughs See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song playing during the scene where Maggie is creating a collage is "Nugget" by the band Cake. See more »


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


Sam: Say what you want, Linda and I are in love.
Maggie: Yeah, except for her boning my boyfriend, you two are the perfect couple.
Sam: Listen, Catwoman. At the end of the day, she is coming back to me, and we're gonna be happy! And where are you gonna be? All alone somewhere, plotting some little revenge scheme, that's where!
Maggie: Let me tell you something, Sam. Listen to me very carefully. Are you listening?
Sam: Yes.
Maggie: The only way that girl is coming back to you is if a blast of semen catapults her across the street and...
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Referenced in Melrose Place: A Brand New Day (1997) See more »


Addicted to Love
Written by Robert Palmer
Produced by Cameron McVey
Performed by Neneh Cherry
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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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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