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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 ...
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Howard Bilerman ...
Dave Martin
Johnny Goar ...
Hungarian Hood
Deano Clavet ...
Polish Pug
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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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Also Known As:

Bérgyilkos a szomszédom  »

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$41,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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 »

Goofs

As Oz and Sophie stand outside looking across the yard at Jimmy (when Sophie first sees Jimmy) her hair changes back and forth several times, nearly on every shot. See more »

Quotes

[Oz watches from behind a two-way mirror as Sophie sobbingly confesses to trying to murder him]
Oz: This would be sad if it wasn't so pathetic.
Sgt. Buchanan: You want to talk with her?
Oz: No... no, I don't think so.
Agent Morrissey: I don't blame you.
Oz: You guys know any good divorce lawyers?
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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 »


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I Wanna Rock
aka " (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone"
Written by Roy E. Montrell, John Marascalco, and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell
Performed by The Up Top Orchestra
Courtesy of Bruncotic Music
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The Whole Nine Yards Of Fun!
11 September 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I rented The Whole Nine Yards a few days ago, and just watched it this morning, I'm such a huge Bruce Willis fan, I don't see him that often in comedies, so I was curious how this would work. But after viewing this film, I have to just say that this movie was just so funny! I couldn't believe how much it made me laugh, I know it's such a dark subject, but it was pretty cool how they just turned into a zanny comedy. Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry were just the most perfect choices, they were like ying and yang. Matthew as this guy who just is scared of everything and finally has something at the end to say where he has control and Bruce couldn't have been a more perfect choice as the cocky and yet charismatic hit man who could be threatening but yet the most likable guy in the world. The story was just very clever and worked so well with the cast.

Nick is just your average guy, he is a dentist and a very likable guy, but he gets walked on quite a bit, especially by his wife who he feels like he owes her family, so he won't divorce her. But one day, a new neighbor moves in, Nick notices him pretty much off the bat, it's Jimmy "the tulip" Tudeski, the famous hit man who has killed 17 people and also ratted out his boss. He's on the run from his boss in Chicago and has a ransom on his head. Nick actually likes Jimmy, but his wife, Sophie, says to turn him in and get the award. He goes to Chicago and falls in love with Jimmy's wife, Cynthia. When Nick comes back home to Canada, he learns from Jimmy that his wife has gone to hire a hit man to kill Nick. But Nick also learns that Jimmy wants to kill Cynthia, Jimmy's boss wants to kill Nick, Nick's receptionist is also a hit woman, pretty much everyone wants to kill everyone.

That's pretty much the best way to sum up The Whole Nine Yards, but trust me when I say that this is such a fun movie. I really had a good time watching this movie, Bruce Willis was just so great. But I have to admit that Amanda Peet's performance floored me when she was just admiring Bruce's work and getting advice from him on what her first hit should be like. She was just so adorable while being deadly. So please, I would recommend this film, it's a dark comedy, yes, but it's all good, just learn to let go and have fun if you're very sensitive on the subject.

7/10


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