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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Hanson
Carmen Ferland ...
Sophie's Mom (as Carmen Ferlan)
Serge Christianssens ...
Mr. Boulez
Renee Madeline Le Guerrier ...
Waitress (as Renée Madelaine Le Guerrier)
Jean-Guy Bouchard ...
Howard Bilerman ...
Dave Martin
Johnny Goar ...
Hungarian Hood
Deano Clavet ...
Polish Pug


Montreal, Canada. A down-on-his luck dentist, "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry), discovers that his new neighbor is Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis), former mob contract killer turned police informant upon whom the Hungarian mob has put on price on. Egged on my his loathsome wife Sophie (Rosanna Arquette), Oz sets off to Chicago to let the mob know where The Tulip is, and hopefully claim part of the reward. Written by grantss

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Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkos a szomszédom  »

Box Office


$41,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$57,262,492 (USA) (12 May 2000)

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Did You Know?


When Matthew Perry is cutting the grass at the beginning of the movie, he's wearing a shirt with the crest of the hockey team, the Ottawa Senators. Matthew Perry spent some time growing up in Ottawa. See more »


When Oz first confronts Jimmy as he is moving in, Jimmy's glasses appear and disappear from the front of his shirt. See more »


Oz: [after Frankie beats a confession out of Oz] I MAY know where he is.
Frankie Figs: Well, all right. But don't tell me. Let's go tell Janni.
Oz: Okay. You mind if I piss a little blood first?
Frankie Figs: Please, by all means.
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Crazy Credits

Leanna McOemmecon is listed in the credits as the stand in for Rosanna Arquette, when it should read Leanna McLennan. (I worked as a stand in for Rosanna Arquette while filming in Quebec. The correct spelling of my name is Leanna McLennan. Each day, my name would be spelled differently on the call sheet - McLean, etc. Each day, I would correct it. In the end, I am listed in the credits as Leanna McOemmecon, which I find quite amusing.) See more »


Referenced in 500 Questions: Episode #1.4 (2015) See more »


I Wanna Rock
aka " (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone"
Written by Roy E. Montrell, John Marascalco, and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell
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Effective Screwball Comedy
21 December 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

"The Whole Nine Yards" is surprisingly effective screwball comedy that reminds me of such classics as "Bringing Up Baby" though with way higher amoral body count.

At first the actors seem to be each in a parallel movie, with Matthew Perry doing physical slapstick comedy, Bruce Willis deadly serious, Rosanna Arquette just nasty, Amanda Peet being her "Jack and Jill" character (one of my TV guilty pleasures) and Natasha being like a super-model.

Then something clicks in and it just gets funny and I couldn't help laughing and laughing.

I hope Michael Clarke Duncan gets to keep those fancy suits, because it must be hard to get ones to fit him; with "Green Mile," this performance impressively shows his range.

(originally written 3/19/2000)

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