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Nick is a struggling dentist in Canada. A new neighbor moves in, and he discovers that it is Jimmy "The Tulip" Teduski. His wife convinces him to go to Chicago and inform the mob boss who wants Jimmy dead.

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Hungarian Hood
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Oz is a Montréal dentist, paying off debts so he can divorce his wife: the dislike is mutual. When she learns their new neighbor is hit man Jimmy the Tulip, with a price on his head, she sends Oz to Chicago to earn a finder's fee telling Mob boss Yanni where to find Jimmy. To get his wife off his back, Oz goes, his assistant Jill urging him to get laid while there. One of Yanni's men awaits Oz at the hotel; Oz's now in too deep to avoid telling Yanni what he knows. Meanwhile, Oz's wife rats on Oz to Jimmy, hoping Jimmy will kill Oz and she can cash in on life insurance. Oz meets Jimmy's wife (Yanni's captive), flips for her, and the double-crosses mount. Even Jill isn't whom she seems. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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tulip | dentist | neighbor | hitman | canada | See more »

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In the heart of suburbia, a hit man with heart has just moved in. See more »

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18 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkos a szomszédom  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£667,508 (UK) (19 May 2000)

Gross:

£2,564,228 (UK) (16 June 2000)
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Trivia

Bruce Willis tried to contact Matthew Perry to get him to take part in the film while, unbeknownst to him, Perry was on vacation. After a few weeks of trying to get hold of him, Willis left the famous line, "I will chop off your legs, set fire to your house, and watch you drag..." on Perry's answer machine. They thought it was so funny that they included it on the film. See more »

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When Jimmy, Frankie and Oz are leaving the club and walking down the sidewalk, the crew is reflected in the club's windows behind them. See more »

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Jimmy: It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits, we see Niagara falls with traffic passing by it. We then see Oz and Cynthia dancing with each other. [fade to black] [fade in to band] Finally, we see the band we saw earlier in the film, with the singer, performing the song "They All Laughed." See more »

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They All Laughed
Written by Ira Gershwin and George Gershwin
Performed by The Charlie Biddle Trio, featuring Stephanie Biddle
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The Best!!!
27 December 2005 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This is one (if not the one) of my favorite movies.

I just loved it, it has an excellent plot, perfect acting from most of the actors, specially Matthew Perry... and it's just great when you can find a movie nowadays where you can't predict the ending cause everything is possible to happen.

It's very funny

It's enjoyable

It's a pleasure to watch, alone or even better with friends

You're gonna be in for a real treat...

Although, if you like this one, don't get your hopes up too high... Cause the second one "The Whole Ten Yards", is faaaaaar from this good.

Hope you like this movie as much as I did


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