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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
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Waitress (as Renée Madelaine Le Guerrier)
Jean-Guy Bouchard ...
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Howard Bilerman ...
Dave Martin
Johnny Goar ...
Hungarian Hood
Deano Clavet ...
Polish Pug
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Storyline

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 »

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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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The three kids who run between Jimmy and Oz when they are standing next to the flower cart are Bruce Willis's three daughters, Tallulah Belle Willis, Scout LaRue Willis, and Rumer Willis. See more »

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Oz brushes his teeth almost immediately after he vomits in the hotel room. Stomach acid weakens teeth enamel, and the teeth should not be brushed for at least thirty minutes after vomiting. While this is not exactly common knowledge, a dentist would certainly be aware of the precaution. See more »

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[after Oz tells Jimmy over a payphone he loves Jimmy's wife, while Jimmy doesn't know they slept together]
Jimmy: Will you listen to yourself? What are you talkin' about, you love her? You just met her!
[to Frankie]
Jimmy: He said he's in love with Cynthia!
Frankie Figs: No shit!
Jill St. Claire: So SHE'S the one!
Jimmy: She's the one what?
Jill St. Claire: The one he schtupped in Chicago!
Jimmy: The one he...
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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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References Wild Things (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Autumn Leaves (Les Feuillies Mortes)
Written by Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, and Johnny Mercer
Performed by The Charlie Biddle Trio, featuring Stephanie Biddle
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The whole nine yards of comedy.
6 August 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

From slaptickey sight gags and pratfalls to more sophisticated humor such as Arquette's negotiation of a hit man's retainer at that moment during sex when he's most likely to be agreeable, this nonstop barrage of humor has something funny for all adults. Whatever this film may be lacking in quality, it makes up for in quantity. It's broad comedic appeal may be it's greatest virtue.


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