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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)
Jean-Guy Bouchard ...
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Howard Bilerman ...
Dave Martin
Johnny Goar ...
Hungarian Hood
Deano Clavet ...
Polish Pug
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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 | mobster | 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  »

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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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At the start of the hit scene, an insert shot shows correct lock picking technique. Two tools are required: the pick for setting the locking pins to their unlocked shear line, and the torque wrench to hold the picked pins in place while turning the cylinder. See more »

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[every time Oz doesn't answer, Frankie hits him in the stomach or kidneys, then hugs him to stop him collapsing]
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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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I Don't Worry About A Thing
Written and Performed by Mose Allison
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By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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