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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

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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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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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Also Known As:

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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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In Oz's hotel room, Cynthia mentions thirty pieces of silver. This refers to the price that humanity put on Jesus Christ's life. See more »

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Jimmy: [after finding out Oz slept with his wife] I'll tell you one thing. You got balls.
Oz: Yeah. Who knew?
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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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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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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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