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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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James Gunn (screenplay), Lloyd Kaufman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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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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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Brilliant Shakesphere adaptation from Lloyd Kaufman and Company.
17 August 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Tromeo and Juliet (1996) is another jewel in the Troma Studios film archives. Like The Toxic Avenger, Troma's War, Class of Nuke 'em High, Terror Firmer and Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. this film is an instant Troma classic. James Gunn updates Romeo and Juliet taking a medieval tragedy and reinvision's it as a modern day street punk drama. If you have seen or read the play before nothing much has change except it has been "tromatized".

Lloyd Kaufman adds his own twisted vision to the screenplay and makes it highly enjoyable film. The actors handle the script very well. I was surprised by how well they performed the dialog, a lot better than some Hollywood big budgeted actors utilizing a monstrous budget and expensive sets. I enjoyed this movie very much. Lloyd Kaufman doesn't disappoint because you know what to expect from his films and other Troma productions. I would rather watch one of his films and be entertained than watch an boring expensive movie with pampered over paid actors, lame scripts, lazy directors and those awful C.G.I. special effects.

I highly recommend this movie. If you like fun films with cheesy special effects, over the top acting and inspired directing, then this movie's just for you!


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