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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

A struggling dentist's life is turned upside down when a famous gangster moves in next door, and his wife convinces him to inform a notorious mob boss about the gangster's whereabouts.

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Sophie's Mom (as Carmen Ferlan)
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Mr. Boulez
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Waitress (as Renée Madelaine Le Guerrier)
Jean-Guy Bouchard ...
Mover
Howard Bilerman ...
Dave Martin
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Storyline

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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18 February 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkos a szomszédom  »

Box Office

Budget:

$41,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,915,676 (USA) (20 February 2000)

Gross:

$57,262,492 (USA)
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Trivia

At the time of the movie's release, many critics panned Rosanna Arquette's performance, claiming that she delivered her lines like a female Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers' character from The Pink Panther (1963) franchise). In his DVD commentary, director Jonathan Lynn stated that she worked with a dialogue coach and he was quite pleased with her accent. See more »

Goofs

None of the people who were shot had blood on them. See more »

Quotes

[at the bank, Jill proposes double-crossing Jimmy, splitting the money, and running]
Jill St. Claire: What do you think?
Cynthia: I think... I know, that if we did, Jimmy would kill Oz.
Jill St. Claire: So what? Think about it, Cynthia. We're talking about five million dollars each, here.
Cynthia: [realizes] The thing is... I think I love him.
Jill St. Claire: You think? Sweetheart, for five million dollars, you'd better be damn sure!
Cynthia: [smiles] I am. I'm sorry, but... I love him.
Jill St. Claire: You do?
Cynthia: [laughs] Yeah.
Jill St. Claire: [grins back] That's the right answer.
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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 »

Connections

References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Rue aux fleurs
Performed by Pierre Solange Musette Ensemble
Courtesy of LaserLight Digital
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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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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