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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.

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,466,930, 1 August 1993

Gross USA:

$11,585,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,585,483
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers chose San Francisco as the film's setting, citing that it seemed like the ideal place for Charlie the poet to live. Mike Myers admired the city's scene for its clothes, music and sensibilities but particularly its coffee-house culture. Myers noted that residents seemed to favor coffee-houses over bars. See more »

Goofs

Anthony LaPaglia (Tony) noticeably corpses (breaking character by laughing) during Stuart's rant about Colonel Sanders. He almost corpses several times earlier in the scene but manages to recover, a couple of times using his beer bottle to hide his mouth. 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

In the original version, Mike Myers is wearing a short green towel (covering from waist to mid-thigh) that falls of when he hugs Ralph, exposing his bum. In the TV version, the shot where the towel drops has been altered-the towel has been digitally lengthened (covering from waist to mid-calf), and only begins to drop off before the shot ends. In all other shots the towel remains short. See more »

Connections

References Suspicion (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

There She Goes
Written by Lee Mavers (as L.A. Mavers)
Performed by The La's (as The LAs)
Courtesy of Go! Discs/London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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Mike Myers' best film
7 July 2004 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

So, I married an Axe murderer is not the sort of Mike Myers comedy that people have become used to over the years. Myers will, undoubtedly, be most remembered most for his Austin Powers series, but this is a film that certainly should not be forgotten; Myers was never funnier than he is in this movie.

The plot centres around Charlie Mackenzie (Myers), a man who can never have a girlfriend without finding a flaw with her which always leads him to end the relationship. That is until he meets Harriet Michaels. She seems perfect, but the flaw that Charlie finds with this woman, may cost him his neck...

What follows is a tour-de-force of comedy. It is true that a few of the jokes don't really work, but the ones that do REALLY work, and it 's easy to forgive the movie for the ones that don't. In fact, I haven't seen this movie in over a year, but I'm laughing as I type this. This movie features some positively brilliant moments, from Myers' poetry sessions ("Woman! Woah-man, wooaaaaaahhhhh-man"), to the very Scottish father, played to perfection by Myers who has a duel role("Head! Move! Now!") to Charlie's police man friend, who is definitely the man with the most comedy; his conversations with Charlie regarding the song "Only You", the moments with his police chief (a memorable performance by Alan Arkin) and most notably, the parts with the commandeered driver ("No, it's one of my favourite things") are positively hilarious. The entire cast of this movie delivers their lines with a great comic timing; a lot of the quotes I mentioned aren't funny out of the context of the film, but due to the way they are delivered and the context of the movie, the dialogue is side splitting.

There isn't a lot of plot or heart to chew on with this movie, which accounts for the lot of the reason that this is a short review; but when a film is this funny, who cares what it's about? In the face of Myers' more commercially successful movies, such as Wayne's World, Austin Powers and Shrek; So, I Married an Axe Murderer isn't going to win a lot of fans as it's not as outgoing as the other three and a lot of the humour is very wry. However, this is Myers finest hour and this little comedy gem should definitely not be forgotten.


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