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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:

So I Married an Axe Murderer 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 »

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When May opens the Weekly World News in close-up, she turns only the first page. It then cuts to a longer shot and about three more pages are turned. 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 »

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Referenced in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

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It could happen.......
6 May 1999 | by Bing-18See all my reviews

In this greatly under-rated film, Mike Myers plays a man scared of commitment, until that is he meets Harriet and they fall in love, but does she have a rather macabre secret?

This film flows wonderfully, carrying you along before you realise it, right until the end.

Some of the better comedic moments, though, come from the cameos, especially by Steven Wright and Charles Grodin, who is always wonderful, whatever film he is in, although the poetry scenes are quite funny too.

For some reason this film was not as successful as other Mike Myers' efforts such as the Wayne's Worlds, and it does appear that audiences prefer Myers in character than as himself, and indeed you will come out liking Myers better as his father than as his main role, but nevertheless a great movie!


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