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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

Avant-garde poet Charlie hasn't had much luck with women, but then he meets Harriet, the girl of his dreams.. or is it his nightmares? Harriet is wonderful, but Charlie begins to suspect that she is Mrs. X., a woman who marries men, then kills them. Written by Rob Hartill

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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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Trivia

Sets for the film were shot on soundstages in warehouses near Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is offered the "health shake" and retreats into the closet, a man wearing a red ball cap can be seen crouching in the lower left hand corner of the screen. 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

Spoofs Sea of Love (1989) See more »

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Saturday Night
Written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter
Performed by Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Courtesy of Chaos/Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

30 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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