Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie (Tracey Ullman). He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

Director:

Lawrence Kasdan

Writer:

John Kostmayer

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Joey
Tracey Ullman ... Rosalie
Joan Plowright ... Nadja
River Phoenix ... Devo
William Hurt ... Harlan
Keanu Reeves ... Marlon
James Gammon ... Lt. Schooner
Jack Kehler ... Wiley
Victoria Jackson ... Lacey
Miriam Margolyes ... Joey's Mother
Alisan Porter ... Carla
Jonathan Kasdan ... Dominic (as Jon Kasdan)
Heather Graham ... Bridget
Michelle Joyner ... Donna Joy
John Kostmayer John Kostmayer ... Benny
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Storyline

Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) works with Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Being Catholic, divorce is out of the question, so she, her mother, and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey, who remains oblivious to their attempts. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

It's not easy to murder a cheating husband... But practice makes perfect! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Trivia

The name of the pizza bar was "Joey's Pizza" a.k.a. "Joey's Pizza Bar". Its setting was in Tacoma, Washington. See more »

Goofs

When Rosalie, Nadja and Devo go out of prison and meet Joey, a clock can be seen on the wall behind them which skips from 10.45 a.m. to 10.40 a.m. See more »

Quotes

[Harlan and Marlon are standing over a sleeping Joey, with Harlan holding the revolver and Marlon holding a baseball bat]
Harlan James: Are you ready?
Marlon: I guess. Are you ready?
Harlan James: I'm ready. How about you, Joey? Are you ready?
[they both laugh]
Harlan James: Let's do this!
Marlon: Harlan, wait!
Harlan James: What?
Marlon: I've never killed anybody before.
Harlan James: Well, I've never killed anybody either. So what? How hard can it get? If he wakes up and sees us right now... all we do is read him his rights... and then kill him!
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Connections

Features The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

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Colonel Bogey's March
Written by Kenneth Alford (as K.J. Alford)
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Comedy of Errors
4 February 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

Remarkably, the film is based on a real event. But it takes off from that base and becomes a screwball comedy in the classic style.

Wonderfully droll performances are given by everyone in this Hitchcock-like farce about a murder that doesn't quite work and a man who just won't die. Joan Plowright steals every scene she is in -- which isn't easy in a film that is full of so many zany plot twists and hilarious lines of dialogue.

This film is a little gem of a comedy. See it if you can.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love You to Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,014,640, 8 April 1990

Gross USA:

$16,186,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,186,793
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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