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I Love You to Death (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 6 April 1990 (USA)
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Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. 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 works with Rosalie 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 and 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:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,186,793
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though also a producer and screenwriter, Lawrence Kasdan performed neither of these duties on this picture, only directing it. See more »

Goofs

Joey and Rosalie are in the car, with mama Nadja outside trying to persuade Rosalie to get out of the car because it is about to blow up. As Rosalie understands and tries to shield her head there is a piece of cake/bread in her right hand. However, as the shot returns to her, it is in her mouth. See more »

Quotes

Marlon: Who's this?
Harlan James: The Guy.
Marlon: The Guy?
Harlan James: You know, Joey.
Marlon: Oh, THAT guy.
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Connections

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

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Futura
Written and Performed by Lucio Dalla
Courtesy of BMG Ariola S.p.A.
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I give this movie a 5 Star rating out of 5 Stars.
25 September 1999 | by coldfire-3See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the great all time classics in a Dark Humor Comedy. Dark Humor, because of the ultimate theme in this movie which is to kill her cheatin man. Joan Plowright steels the show with her skills in her Yugoslavic dialect, and her uncanny talent to support other characters in the movie. She plays the live-in Mother of Tracy Ullmans charater, (Rosalie) who is married to Joey Boca, (played by Kevin Kline). Kline's performance is outstanding as would be expected, and Tracey Ullman never ceases to amaze me. Put that together with the late but very talented River Phoenix who plays the role of the busboy in the Boca's Pizza Parlor who is very in love with Rosalie; and you have one fine mix of fun, mayhem, and laughter, as they all take turns in trying to knock off Joey. But then if that wasn't enough, they then seek outside help, which only gets more funnier, as Keanu Reeves and William Hurt try to come to the aid, playing druged out druggies, who together make Dumb and Dumber look like Yale graduates. How this movie ends is the best of it all. I Love this Movie to Death...:-), well maybe not that much but try it you'll like/love it.


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