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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
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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 Volkswagen was approached about a product placement in the movie for its new Beetle, they said they would only pay if a male character drove the car, because there are already plenty of women who want to drive the new VW Beetles. However, it was decided that it was such a perfect car for Sophie (Rosanna Arquette) to drive that they would use it anyway, even though Volkswagen didn't pay them. See more »


When Jimmy, Frankie and Oz are leaving the club and walking down the sidewalk, the crew is reflected in the club's windows behind them. See more »


Jill St. Claire: I'm still a virgin. I mean I haven't killed anyone yet.
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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 »


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


Rue aux fleurs
Performed by Pierre Solange Musette Ensemble
Courtesy of LaserLight Digital
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Gee, everyone is so sensitive to a mob comedy!
29 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Judging from the comments below, I guess being a hitman is not much to laugh at...and the term 'black comedy' doesn't come to anyone's mind? Does that extend to the fact that without George Raft going after Jack Lemmon & Tony Curtis in "Some Like It Hot", they would have no reason to meet Marilyn, get on a train to Miami, etc. etc. ??

Of course its not funny in real life that people get killed. But this comedy starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry is very well done and had me laughing about it even when it was over. It was so over the top and so overpopulated with killers and gangsters and contract killings that at times its hard to remember what's going on and who is out to kill whom, but it does not matter at all since its all in fun.

I do not like either of the leads, generally speaking. I liked about five out of all Bruce Willis' movies and Perry I've seen on his tv show and enjoyed him but never really thought about him much. In this they are both very well cast and when they strike up a friendship, its believable. Willis does not do a 'goombah, fuggetaboutit' attitude or accent, thankfully, even though his character has an Italian surname, and does not mug for the audience at all.

Amanda Peet is very funny as a wanna-be hitwoman and a fan of the real killers, and Michael Clarke Duncan is also very funny.

Only downside is Rosanna Arquette - bad casting choice here! Maybe someone owed her a favor. Ironically, she is not one of the people who has a contract out on her, though God knows she's annoying enough for one.

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