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The Whole Nine Yards -- Bruce Willis ("The Sixth Sense," "Armageddon") is a mob hit man on the run. TV favorite Matthew Perry ("Friends") is his nice, regular neighbor.


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Writer (WGA):
Mitchell Kapner (written by)
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Release Date:
18 February 2000 (USA) See more »
In the heart of suburbia, a hit man with heart has just moved in. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Willis ... Jimmy Tudeski

Matthew Perry ... Oz Oseransky

Rosanna Arquette ... Sophie

Michael Clarke Duncan ... Frankie Figs

Natasha Henstridge ... Cynthia

Amanda Peet ... Jill

Kevin Pollak ... Janni Gogolak

Harland Williams ... 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 ... Mover
Howard Bilerman ... Dave Martin
Johnny Goar ... Hungarian Hood
Deano Clavet ... Polish Pug

Stephanie Biddle ... Jazz Singer
Charles Biddle Sr. ... Bass Player (as Charles Biddle)
Geoff Lapp ... Pianist

Gary Gold ... Drummer
Robert Burns ... Mr. Tourette
France Arbour ... Mrs. Boulez
Sean Devine ... Sgt. Buchanan

Richard Jutras ... Agent Morrissey

Mark Camacho ... Interrogator #1
Joanna Noyes ... Interrogator #2

John Sanford Moore ... Bank Manager (as John Moore)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jared Labelle ... Man in Observation Restaurant (uncredited)
Kent McQuaid ... Clerk (uncredited)

Mike Tsar ... Oyster Chef (uncredited)

Rumer Willis ... Girl Running Between Jimmy and Oz (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Lynn 
Writing credits
Mitchell Kapner (written by)

Produced by
Don Carmody .... co-producer
Mike Drake .... line producer
Stephen J. Eads .... associate producer (as Stephen Eads)
George Edde .... executive producer
James A. Holt .... co-producer
Allan Kaufman .... producer
Elie Samaha .... executive producer
Tracee Stanley .... co-producer
Andrew Stevens .... executive producer
David Willis .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
Gary Gold 
Cinematography by
David Franco 
Film Editing by
Tom Lewis 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
Production Design by
David L. Snyder 
Art Direction by
André Chamberland 
Set Decoration by
Mary Lynn Deachman 
Costume Design by
Edi Giguere 
Makeup Department
Clair Blondel .... key makeup artist (as Clair Van Der Elst)
Larysa Chernienko .... assistant makeup artist
Nathalie Garon .... hairdresser
Johanne Hansen .... hairdresser
Catherine Lavoie .... makeup artist
Gerald Quist .... makeup artist: Bruce Willis
Peggy Semtob .... hair stylist
Lorraine Craig .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Eric Bergman .... post-production supervisor
Stéphane Falardeau .... unit manager
Micheline Garant .... unit production manager
Michel Leroux .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Benoit .... third assistant director
Stéphane Byl .... first assistant director: second unit
Carl Roméo Desjardins .... second assistant director
Chris Early .... third assistant director: Niagara Falls
Myron Hoffert .... first assistant director
Mandy Ketcheson .... second assistant director: Niagara Falls
David L. Snyder .... second unit director
Art Department
Caroline Alder .... draughtsman
Carole Arpin .... assistant props
Serge Bernard .... construction
Alain Bouchard .... scenic painter
Gérard Boucher .... construction
Alain Brochu .... construction
Michel Brochu .... construction
Brenton Brown .... on-set dresser
Joseane Brunelle .... scenic painter
François Cardon .... construction
Richard Cardon .... construction
Jocelyn Clouàtre .... swing gang
Philippe De Berger .... scenic painter
Marc C. De Léry .... property master
Silvain Dion .... swing gang
Bruce Farrell .... swing gang
Carrie Foster .... art department coordinator
Luc Gagnier .... swing gang
Spiri Katerelos .... art department assistant
Gilles L'Heureux .... swing gang
Christian Lafortune .... swing gang
Eric Lafrance .... lead carpenter
Étienne Lapointe-Proulx .... property master
Étienne Lapointe-Proulx .... set property master
Jean Larose .... scenic painter
Paul Le Maire .... swing gang
Hélene Lemieux .... scenic painter
Amélie Leonard .... assistant set dresser
Philippe Lord .... assistant set dresser
Julie Montplaisir .... art department assistant
Jean-Pierre Paquet .... assistant art director
Richard Shean .... draughtsman
Tim Stadler .... painter
Tristan Tondino .... head scenic painter
Cindy Torreiro .... assistant set dresser
Francis Tremblay .... set dresser
Louis Trudeau .... scenic painter
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Paul Busner .... sound recordist
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Eric Chentrier .... cable person
Don Cohen .... production sound mixer
John T. Cucci .... foley artist
Julie Feiner .... adr editor
Robert Fitzgerald .... supervising dialogue editor (as Bob Fitzgerald)
David Grimaldi .... sound effects editor
Randall Guth .... sound effects editor
Charles Hamilton .... digital playback operator
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
Thierry Hoffmann .... boom operator (as Thierry Hoffman)
Mark Johnston .... digital playback operator (as Mark S. Johnston)
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Gail K. Markley .... assistant to sound supervisor
Christian P. Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Douglas Parker .... sound effects editor
Bryan Pennington .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby Stereo
Eric Pinckert .... apprentice sound editor
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Pernell L. Salinas .... first assistant sound editor
Christopher T. Welch .... foley editor (as C.T. Welch)
Special Effects by
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator
Mitchell Dean .... stunt performer
Minor Mustain .... stunt coordinator
Alvin Powell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kelly Baylis .... grip
Robert B. Baylis .... key grip (as Bob Baylis)
Michel Bernier .... first assistant camera
Guy Bissonette .... key grip: second unit
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
Yvan Brunet .... focus puller: second camera
Carlo Campana .... key grip: Niagara Falls
Christian Caperaa .... camera loader
Steve Couto .... grip: Niagara Falls
Carolyn Cox .... focus puller: Niagara Falls
Pierre Dury .... still photographer
Mathieu Décary .... focus puller: second camera
Pierre Fournier .... second assistant camera
Robert Guertin .... director of photography: second unit
Robert Guertin .... second camera operator
John Harris .... electrician
Olivier Henley .... camera trainee
Serge Hughes .... clapper loader: second unit
Pierric Jouvante .... electrician
Maarten Kroonenburg .... focus puller: second unit
Sylvain Labrecque .... best boy grip
Eric Lefèbvre .... electrician
Alain Masse .... dolly grip
Edward Mikolic .... gaffer: Niagara Falls
Claude Pothier .... best boy: second unit
Mathieu Price .... grip
Louis Rivard .... grip
Peter Stranks .... still photographer
John Trapman .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Normand Viau .... gaffer (as Norman Viau)
Paul Viau .... best boy electric
Pierre Vinet .... still photographer
Casting Department
Sheryl Bettencourt .... casting assistant
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Jennifer Ricchiazzi .... casting assistant
Linda Rona .... extras casting
Nadia Rona .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Brunet .... dresser
Avery Gibbard .... assistant costume designer
Marie-Hélène Ménard .... dresser
Madeleine Perras .... key dresser
Art Reasonover .... wardrobe master
Frederique Sarrazin .... dresser
Editorial Department
Carina Baccanale .... assistant editor
Christopher S. Baird .... assistant editor (as Chris Baird)
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Jacqueline Carmody .... assistant editor
Jeff Etcher .... assistant editor
Vince Filippone .... assistant editor: avid
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Lorraine Samuel .... assistant editor
Paul M. Wagner .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... score mixer
Elton Ahi .... score recordist
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Bronwen Boyan .... music coordinator
Gary Gold .... music consultant
Gary Gold .... music coordinator
E. Gedney Webb .... music editor
Transportation Department
Eric Brais .... picture vehicle assistant
Aleck Duncan .... driver: cast
Réal Hamel .... picture car coordinator
Neil Montgomerie .... transportation coordinator
James Sanchez .... head driver
Joe Sanchez .... transportation coordinator (as Joseph Sanchez)
Jerome Wheeler .... driver production assistant
Other crew
Gregory Abel .... production assistant
Christine Anthony .... location scout
Olivier Barzic .... production assistant
Marie Beaulieu .... script supervisor
Christian Bergeron .... production assistant
Robert Biddle .... security officer
Josef Brandmaier .... slate financed by
Martin Brisebois .... stand-in: Matthew Perry
Pierre Brunet .... location manager
Karine Chagnon .... stand-in
Leslie Chase .... assistant: Mr. Lynn
Pierre Cheminat .... office runner
Jana Conley .... assistant to producers
Lisa Convery .... production assistant
Jean-Marc De Virieux .... production assistant
Paul Dupont .... safety coordinator
Frank J. Ellison .... production accountant (as Frank Ellison)
Pamela Godfrey .... publicist
Marci Graber .... post-production accountant
Sofie Handfield .... production coordinator
Amanda Hayward .... assistant: Mr. Carmody
Raymond Hyatt .... stand-in
Nancy Klein .... assistant accountant
Marc Kunis .... production controller
Isabelle Laisné .... stand-in
Dominique Leroutier .... location assistant
Marie-France Long .... production secretary
Jean Marchand .... set medic
Michael Martin .... marine coordinator
Martin Michaud .... production assistant
Tyler Mitchell .... assistant: Mr. Lynn
Martin Monette .... production assistant
Gilles Montreuil .... assistant accountant
Sylvie Normandin .... assistant: Mr. Lynn
Massimo Nouhra .... production financing
Stacie O'Beirne .... production insurance services
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier .... production assistant
Louis-Martin Pepperall .... assistant: Mr. Perry
Marie Quesnel .... production coordinator
Cindy Roth .... assistant: Ms. Rona
Sherri Rufh .... production secretary
Benjamin Sales .... production assistant
Lise Servant .... payroll accountant
Eric T. Snyder .... location manager (as Erik Snyder)
Ian Watermeier .... finance coordinator
Jean-François Éthier .... production assistant

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Additional Details

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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Colombia:12 | Finland:K-14 | France:U | Germany:16 (w) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Netherlands:16 (video rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: When Jimmy tells Oz to show him around and they go to the public area. Oz is sitting on the wall and in one angle his hands are on the wall, in the other angle, they are in his lap.See more »
Jimmy:It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "500 Questions: Episode #1.4" (2015)See more »
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The Whole Nine Yards Of Fun!, 11 September 2007
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

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.


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