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Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

Tromeo, a filmmaker, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a former partner who tried to steal his business from him.

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Lloyd Kaufman

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Jensen ... Juliet Capulet
Will Keenan ... Tromeo Que
Valentine Miele Valentine Miele ... Murray Martini
William Beckwith ... Cappy Capulet (as Maximillian Shaun)
Steve Gibbons Steve Gibbons ... London Arbuckle
Sean Gunn ... Sammy Capulet
Debbie Rochon ... Ness
Lemmy ... The Narrator
Stephen Blackehart ... Benny Que
Flip Brown Flip Brown ... Father Lawrence
Patrick Connor Patrick Connor ... Tyrone Capulet
Earl McKoy Earl McKoy ... Monty Que
Gene Terinoni Gene Terinoni ... Detective Ernie Scalus
Wendy Adams Wendy Adams ... Ingrid Capulet
Tamara Marie Watson ... Georgie Capulet (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
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A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were affected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic. Written by Stephen Blackehart

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Body Piercing, Kinky Sex, Dismemberment. The Things That Made Shakespeare Great


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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence/gore, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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Tromeo & Juliet See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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| (2001 uncut re-release)

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Troma fans will love it! For the other half of the world.....
30 April 2001 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

I've recently became curious about the Troma film industry. I wanted to keep an open mind to its quirky, crude, tasteless, brainless, gratuitous, violent, disgusting style (if you can call it that). These are the type of movies that make great cult flicks. And I have nothing against cult flicks, in general, but this one wasn't completely...up to my taste.

There's lots of nudity and gratuitous violence. There's a steamy lesbian sex scene which is worth rewinding and hitting the slo-mo button on your remote. You can tell this movie was going straight towards "guilty pleasure" territory. However, half of the scenes in the movie are so repulsive, ugly and vomit-inducing that I had a hard time pleading guilty. This is sick, twisted entertainment that is DEFINITELY not for all tastes!

I have to admit I laughed at some scenes, was stimulated by gratuitous nudity and just found some portion of the movie to be oddly appealing. I can't help but appreciate a movie that's different. I'm tired of seeing this standard mainstream Hollywood crap, and I crave for originality--but "Tromeo and Juliet" just doesn't the type of originality I crave. It doesn't have that "Seinfeld" show-about-nothing type of originality. It has that sick, David Lynch type of originality, sometimes used as an excuse to display the evil fantasies that lurk deep down inside and express them on screen. The effects are generally gross--though obviously fake--and the humor is generally stupid--and not the "funny stupid."

I'm sure I'll get fried by the Troma Fans Union of America, but if you pay close attention to my review--like you should--I'm NOT panning this movie on account of EVERYBODY on the face of this Earth. I'm saying what I THINK, and as far as I know--that's the intent of these message boards.

Troma fans will love this movie! Others...beware!

My score: 4 (out of 10)


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