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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joey
... Rosalie
... Nadja
... Devo
... Harlan
... Marlon
... Lt. Schooner
... Wiley
... Lacey
... Joey's Mother
... Carla
... Dominic (as Jon Kasdan)
... Bridget
... Donna Joy
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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It's not easy to murder a cheating husband... But practice makes perfect! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

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$16,186,793
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Following the completion of location work, the company returned to Hollywood to film the interior of the Boca household and smaller sets on soundstages at Raleigh Studios. The home decorating in the Boca household, as envisioned by Lilly Kilvert, reflects Rosalie Boca's (Tracey Ullman's) state of mind. Kilvert said: "Rosalie did not have a plan, nothing quite fits together. She's so busy trying not to see what's actually happening in her life, that her projects don't work out. The tilting teacup wallpaper in her kitchen is like a metaphor for Rosalie, she's piling up all these teacups, hoping that they won't fall over." See more »

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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

Reporter: [to Harlan and Marlon] Mr. James, Mr. James. What can you tell us?
Marlon: Get the fuck away from me! Get those fuckin' microphones out of my face!
Harlan James: [to the reporters] Hey, what's going on? Is this about Joey? He dead or what?
Marlon: [to Harlan] Who's Joey?
Harlan James: He's the guy. The "guy".
Marlon: Oh... yeah. The Guy. THAT guy. Fuck!
Reporter: He's still alive. Why? What do you know about it?
Harlan James: Oh... nothing.
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Felicia
Written by Warren Wiegratz and Peter Safir
Performed by Oceans
Courtesy of Pro Jazz
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This movie was anything but a crime
21 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Kevin Kline is my favorite actor, and "I Love You to Death" strengthens that. He plays Joey Boca, a philandering pizza maker. When his wife Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) finds out about it, she sets out trying to kill him. Unfortunately, Joey somehow has the best luck in the world. So, Rosalie and her mother (Joan Plowright) decide to hire two outside men (William Hurt and Keanu Reeves) to do the dirty work. It turns out that these two men are a pair of uber-incompetent stoners. The whole fiasco ends in a really crazy situation.

Kevin Kline's Italian accent isn't totally believable, but his manic performance makes up for that. William Hurt and Keanu Reeves do a great job as the stoners. Excellent.


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