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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 'The Tulip' Tudeski

Matthew Perry ... Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky

Rosanna Arquette ... Sophie Oseransky

Michael Clarke Duncan ... Franklin 'Frankie Figs' Figueroa

Natasha Henstridge ... Cynthia Tudeski

Amanda Peet ... Jill St. Claire

Kevin Pollak ... Janni Pytor Gogolak

Harland Williams ... Special Agent Steve 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 ... Sergeant Buchanan

Richard Jutras ... Officer 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
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?

The shot of Jill twisting her ankle was not scripted. The director liked the take, so it was put into the film.See more »
Continuity: When Oz is having lunch on the sidewalk cafe, objects on the table move around between shots.See more »
[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.
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Slow BurnSee more »


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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
"The Odd Couple" with a body count, 27 April 2004
Author: ( from fairview, nj

THE WHOLE NINE YARDS (2000) ** Matthew Perry, Bruce Willis, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rosanna Arquette, Kevin Pollak, Harlan Williams.

Matthew Perry is one of my favorite comedic actors in that he's kind of a throwback to the light comedy fare of Jack Lemmon and Tom Hanks: handsome, charming and an utter neurotic mess with a sharp self-deprecating wit with his nonchalant sarcastic jibing that is all play and totally harmless, with a twist of slapstick. Here all of that is on display with a finely tuned tailor made character not unlike his tv alter ego, Chandler Bing (love that name!) from `Friends'.

Oz Oseransky is a mild-mannered affable dentist whose life is in flux when his trampy French accented wife Sophie (Arquette in full blown voluptuosness) decides she wants to end their marriage. But not by the usual traditional method of divorce or anulment; instead she takes out a contract on his life Enter newly arrived next-door-neighbor Jimmy `The Tulip' Tudeski (Willis in barely restrained comic form) a hitman keeping it low since there's a contract on him by a really ticked off Russian thug (Pollak oozing Eurotrash unctuousness). But when Oz's wife approaches him he is hard-pressed to do what comes natural since Oz turns out to be the good neighbor he never had and an unlikely ally as things progress in the plotline that eventually involves Jimmy's estranged, va-va-va voom wife Cynthia (Henstridge, best known as the sexy alien in the `Species' sci-fi flicks) who wants a divorce but knows that it's more likely a hit would be necessary.

Meanwhile Oz is struck by love at first sight when he meets Mrs. Jimmy and winds up bedding her (in spite of the fact he knows who Jimmy is after some hilarious reaction shots as the story moves on with each new trickle of information on his new `friend'), which only complicates things when Jimmy announces he is going to `whack' her and Janni, the mad Russian.

Perry is a marvelous reactionary actor and plays very well off a unique ensemble including the babelicious Peet as Jill, his receptionist- turned - assassin - wannabe , who has a knack for displaying her natural assets to dissuade any potential violent threat and Duncan (recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actor as the gentle giant in `The Green Mile') has a sweet low-key turn as the hulking pal of Willis who provides some funny sight gags (including his first meeting with Perry who literally bounces off this wall of a man).

Yet no matter how game the cast is - including off the wall comic Harland Williams as another seedy character who doesn't appear to be who he claims to be - and the fast pace of the storyline, there aren't that many memorable lines of dialogue or full grasp that a lethal killer like Jimmy actually has a heart of gold for the likes of a schnook like Oz.

It would be easy to blame the less than compelling story line on screenwriter Mitchell Kapner (who gives an original spin on a plot twist and complex scenario involving dental records and a corpse) or director Jonathan Lynn (`My Cousin Vinny'), but both make the best overall. It just isn't a fresh idea (think of `The In-Laws' which set the high water mark for odd couple/fish-out-of-water hybrid with a criminal element) that seems to hook the attention of a much needed audience. But it is divertingly fun just to see Perry slamming himself silly like a pinball.

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