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So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 30 July 1993 (USA)
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A San Francisco poet who fears commitment suspects his girlfriend may have a knack for killing off her significant others.

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writer:

Robbie Fox
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Myers ... Charlie Mackenzie / Stuart Mackenzie
Nancy Travis ... Harriet Michaels
Anthony LaPaglia ... Tony Giardino
Amanda Plummer ... Rose Michaels
Brenda Fricker ... May Mackenzie
Matt Doherty ... Heed
Charles Grodin ... Commandeered Driver
Phil Hartman ... Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson
Debi Mazar ... Susan
Steven Wright ... Pilot
Patrick Bristow ... Cafe Roads Performer
Cintra Wilson Cintra Wilson ... Cafe Roads M.C.
Al Nalbandian Al Nalbandian ... Butchershop Customer
George F. Mauricio George F. Mauricio ... Butchershop Customer (as George Mauricio)
Kiki Douveas Kiki Douveas ... Butchershop Customer
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Storyline

Charlie, a poet, hasn't had much luck with women, but then he meets Harriet, the girl of his dreams.. or is it his nightmares. Charlie begins to suspect that Harriet is Ms X, a woman who marries then kills her husbands. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

The Honeymoon Was Killer

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity, language and mock terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

30 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Una novia sin igual See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,585,483
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy Travis interviewed a butcher to better understand her character's profession and to find out what traits a butcher possesses. According to Travis, the one thing the butcher constantly emphasized was to keep her eyes on the meat during cutting so as not to injure herself. Incidentally, while shooting the cutting scenes inside the butcher shop, she accidentally cut off the tip of her left hand's middle finger while chopping vegetables. See more »

Goofs

The first customer in the butcher shop is shown being handed her purchased material, then leaving the shop. In the montage that follows this scene, she is again shown when Charlie says "Mom, help! It was an accident in shop." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlie Mackenzie: Excuse me, miss? There seems to be a mistake. I believe I ordered the *large* cappuccino. *Hello!* Look at the size of this thing.
Tony Giardino: It's practically a bowl.
Charlie Mackenzie: It's like Campbell's Cup-O'-ccino!
Charlie Mackenzie: [laughing at his Campbell's joke and wiping his tears] Oh, My sides. Please. Aidez-moi.
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Alternate Versions

An alternate take is used for the USA TV version: When Phil Hartman's character is telling his story in the jail, he refers to the prisoner's victim as a "girlfriend" instead of the more profane "bitch" used in all other versions. See more »

Connections

References Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) See more »

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Two Princes
Written and Performed by Spin Doctors
Courtesy of Epic/Associated Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Unappreciated gem
12 May 2000 | by cathyyoung1See all my reviews

"So I Married an Axe Murderer" is a delightfully offbeat, inventive comedy I can see again and again, and laugh every time.

Mike Myers, in a dual role as the neurotic but romantic Charlie McKenzie and Charlie's cantankerous father, gives the best performance I've seen from him so far (I've yet to see the "Austin Powers" movies but I didn't especially care for "Wayne's World," maybe because I couldn't stand Dana Carvey or his character). Nancy Travis is quite good as Harriet, the seemingly perfect girlfriend who's got a secret. The supporting cast also does excellent work, especially Anthony LaPaglia as Charlie's policeman buddy Tony.

What makes this movie truly special isn't the principal story line -- the romance-mystery-suspense -- but the many wonderful bits of inspired lunacy/hilarity along the way. Among them: every scene involving the hero's cantankerous dad; Harriet's sister Rose persuading Charlie to stay for breakfast; Phil Hartman's cameo as a very intense tour guide at Alcatraz (this scene gets butchered when the movie is edited for TV, even non-premium cable; make sure you see the uncut version!); Charles Grodin as the surly driver of a vehicle commandeered by a cop; an episode involving a guy who works on the obituary page of a newspaper; the side-splitting scenes between Tony and his precinct captain (a very funny Alan Arkin). There are many such moments throughout the film, turning up in the most unexpected places. The dialogue is witty, and the humor is completely unpredictable and fresh.


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