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I Love You to Death (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 6 April 1990 (USA)
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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.


Lawrence Kasdan


John Kostmayer





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


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


Comedy | Crime


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Did You Know?


Kevin Kline and William Hurt appeared in The Big Chill (1983). See more »


In the opening title sequence, a close up of Kline preparing pizza shows a wedding ring on his left hand. But when he is seen, in a tight shot of his hands, slicing mushrooms like a pro (i.e. his mushroom slicing double), there is no ring. See more »


Devo Nod: I need to collect myself.
[goes into the closet, closes the door and talks to himself]
Devo Nod: Alright. Its you and I. No way out. Get your shit together. Okay? Okay. Let's go.
[Opens door to a confused Rosalie and Nadja]
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How to murder an Italian
26 April 1999 | by tejeSee all my reviews

I'm not surprised that no one has commented on this movie because it didn't make much noise when it came, nor when it disappeared, but if you've got the chance do rent it, pleas do, it's a little jewel of a movie. The movie claims to be based on a true story and it probably is. Tracey Ullman plays the wife of a pizza man who decides to kill her husband when she finds out he's cheating on her. She's cheered on by her morbid Yugoslav mother and aided by her admirer, the new age bus boy at the pizza place. But everything goes wrong. The actors are excellent and Kevin Kline is SO funny as the macho Italian and River Phoenix is perfect as the love struck wannabe killer. I've seen the movie a couple of times and I always laugh until I fall off my bed when I see Keanu Reeves and William Hurt as the two cousins with one brain cell (together) who are called in to finish the husband off. It has to be seen! There is no glamour in this movie. People look completely real and they live in a house that looks totally normal, full of toys and ugly furniture. Don't be put off by the title. See it, you won't be disappointed.

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Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love You to Death See more »

Filming Locations:

Washington, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,014,640, 8 April 1990

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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