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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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An unbelievable story that's incredibly true! 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

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,014,640, 8 April 1990

Gross USA:

$16,186,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

River Phoenix had played the young Indiana Jones the previous year in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Lawrence Kasdan wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). See more »

Goofs

After the wife and mother have tried to kill Joey with sleeping pills the three are out on the front swing and Nadja's pants have a blue pattern on them with frilled-out ankles. Later when they are in the master bedroom her pants are solid black and straight. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Larry Schooner: Jesus!
Devo Nod: What?
Lt. Larry Schooner: What the hell's going on here?
Rosalie Boca: What's wrong?
Sgt. Carlos Wiley: What is it?
Lt. Larry Schooner: He's been shot in the head!
Nadja: Ah!
Rosalie Boca: Oh!
Devo Nod: Really.
Joey Boca: What.
[...]
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Soundtracks

Croatian Songs and Dances
Courtesy of Smithsonian/Folkways
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Almost too funny to be true.
23 April 2001 | by tmccain1See all my reviews

In spite of Kevin Kline's fractured Italian accent, this is one of the funniest movies ever. It is a true story. I've seen the couple interviewed on two television programs.....they are exactly as Kevin Kline and Tracy Ullman depicted them. I have shown this tape to guests and most recently to a large group of seniors. My popularity rate has moved up a notch or two because of choosing this movie. It's a "feel good and leave you laughing" story. Well worth a trip and a search at the video store.


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