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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  18 February 2000 (USA)
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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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Sophie's Mom (as Carmen Ferlan)
Serge Christianssens ...
Mr. Boulez
Renee Madeline Le Guerrier ...
Waitress (as Renée Madelaine Le Guerrier)
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Dave Martin
Johnny Goar ...
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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In the heart of suburbia, a hit man with heart has just moved in. See more »


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkos a szomszédom  »

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,915,676 (USA) (18 February 2000)


£2,564,228 (UK) (16 June 2000)

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Janni Gogolack: I vant you to understand, when it comes to Yimmy Tudeski, we're not talking about a human being. We're talking about a rodent! We're talking about wermin!
Janni Gogolack: Where was I?
Oz: Wermin, I think. Wermin.
Janni Gogolack: We're talking about someone - SCREW THAT! - some THING that doesn't deserve to be breathing. The AIR!
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Absolutely Fantastic!!
21 February 2000 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Not much to say about this one. It glistens with well developed characters and painfully funny comedy. It's simply MARVELOUS in it's writing and never looses a laugh. Well executed, well filmed (for a comedy I guess) it's one of those rare comedies that makes itself worthy of the money you pay to see it in the theaters. I'm already waiting for it to come out on VHS... it was THAT good!!

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