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I Love You to Death (1990)

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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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With These People Trying To Kill Him, Joey Boca May Just Live Forever See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First time co-starring for River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves who forged a strong friendship the previous year when Reeves was making Parenthood (1989) in which he played alongside Phoenix's off-screen girlfriend Martha Plimpton and his younger brother Joaquin Phoenix. Reeves and Phoenix would begin talks with Gus Van Sant during filming and subsequently star together again in My Own Private Idaho (1991) the following year. See more »

Goofs

When Joey is walking into the Police Station near the end of the movie to drop the charges against his wife and the others, he is wearing black trousers, but while he is talking to detectives Schooner and Wiley they are light colored. See more »

Quotes

Devo Nod: Mystic crystal let it shine, spikes just like a porcupine.
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Soundtracks

Colonel Bogey's March
Written by Kenneth Alford (as K.J. Alford)
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One of the best comedies ever.
16 January 2005 | by beanheadsforeverSee all my reviews

Yes, although Heather Graham is indeed in very little of this movie, it still makes my list (and I hate almost everything) for one of the very best comedy movies ever made. I was introduced to this movie by my best friend and barber, and every time it comes on Showtime I am compelled to watch - it never gets old. Chock full of shock humor and one-liners, it has never failed to bring down the house, no matter who I show it to.

I Love You to Death includes many of the best elements of the blackest comedies you will ever see, but without leaving you with a bitter aftertaste. That being said, be warned that if you are truly a fan of black comedy, you may find the ending a bit disappointing. One of Kevin Kline's best, and a showcase for the talents of the one and only Tracy Ullman. Also starring River Phoenix, Joan Plowman, and Keanu Reeves in a typical role for this stage of his career. A longtime favorite of mine and everyone I know (or if it's not, it will be).


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