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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.

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

I Love You to Death 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

Third of six collaborations (as of January 2020) of Kevin Kline and Lawrence Kasdan. The others being Silverado (1985), Grand Canyon (1991), French Kiss (1995), The Big Chill (1983), and Darling Companion (2012). 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

Harlan James: [Marlon holds bat up to Joey, ready to hit him] Well, look at that.
Marlon: What?
Harlan James: A Reggie Jackson signed bat.
Marlon: Whoa, man. Awesome.
MarlonHarlan James: Reggie, Reggie, REGGIE, REGGIE!
Harlan James: How many homers has he hit, like... in lifetime?
Marlon: Whoa man, he's the best.
Harlan James: Wow, man.
Marlon: I don't know...
[pause]
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Felicia
Written by Warren Wiegratz and Peter Safir
Performed by Oceans
Courtesy of Pro Jazz
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Stays funny, even in milk
30 December 2000 | by waia2000See all my reviews

Clever writing, able direction and a stellar cast make this film a modern classic that stands up to multiple viewings. Tracey Ullman and Joan Plowright star as Rosalie Boca and her mother Nadja, both so furious at the infidelity of Rosalie's husband Joey (Kevin Kline) that they decide to kill him. The ensuing misadventures are VERY funny, particularly the attempts by hired hit-men Harlan and Marlon James, not-too-bright cousins played by William Hurt and Keanu Reeves.


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