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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie Mackenzie / Stuart Mackenzie
... Harriet Michaels
... Tony Giardino
... Rose Michaels
... May Mackenzie
... Heed
... Commandeered Driver
... Ranger John 'Vicky' Johnson
... Susan
... Pilot
... Cafe Roads Performer
Cintra Wilson ... Cafe Roads M.C.
Al Nalbandian ... Butchershop Customer
George F. Mauricio ... Butchershop Customer (as George Mauricio)
Kiki Douveas ... Butchershop Customer
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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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The Honeymoon Was Killer

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Comedy | Romance

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

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30 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una novia sin igual  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,585,483
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The translation of the French title is "When Harriet Axes Charlie...", a clever parody title of When Harry Met Sally... (1989). See more »

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In the Alcatraz scene cells are shown with swing doors, some of which are open. All of the cells in Alcatraz have sliding doors. See more »

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[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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There She Goes
Written by Lee Mavers (as L.A. Mavers)
Produced by Boo! Productions
Performed by The Boo Radleys
Courtesy of Creation/Columbia Records
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Better Every Time I Watch
28 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is an unexpected delight. It has the love story aspect most women like, the mystery component that should please the watchers of thrillers and some action sequences that males are sure to enjoy. There was even a nudity scene so this has something for everybody.

Mike Myers is at his talented best playing both Charlie and his father. In fact, it's his father's role that steals the show in both the Harriet meets Parents scene with his comments about his younger brother's "Heed" and also at the wedding with his shouting out "Lets get P*seed" at the end of the ceremony.

Nancy Travis does a great job of looking slightly suspicious throughout the movie. I especially like her appearance in the scene where Charlie drives past whilst she is rolling out the awning wearing Dutch national costume.

Anthony LaPaglia's portrayal of the frustrated undercover policeman is a real hoot. You can't help but love the part where his Captain comes into his office, kicks his feet off the desk and gets stuck into him for nosing into a case belonging to Homicide, particularly, since when he comes back into the office and tells him how much he loved that outburst.

The other winner is Brenda Fricker who portray's Charlie's mother with the hots for his friend (LaPaglia). I loved the way she explained the story of Mrs X from her favorite paper "News of the World" totally ignoring Charlie's depiction of it as a sensationalist rag.

Although there were some dead parts in the movie, they were easy to ignore and more than made up for with the pace of the script. This is a movie you can watch repeatedly, especially when you've seen everything else in your DVD library, it's fun, not meant to be taken serious, the hero gets the girl (somewhat) and nobody get's hurt except the drunken bagpiper at the wedding reception.


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