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Mr. Wrong (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 February 1996 (USA)
A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll and Hyde true nature.

Director:

Nick Castle
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen DeGeneres ... Martha Alston
Bill Pullman ... Whitman Crawford
Joan Cusack ... Inga Gunther
Dean Stockwell ... Jack Tramonte
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Crawford
John Livingston ... Walter
Robert Goulet ... Dick Braxton
Ellen Cleghorne ... Jane
Hope Davis ... Annie
Brad William Henke ... Bob (as Brad Henke)
Christine Cattell ... Nancy Culpepper
Peter White ... Mr. Alston
Polly Holliday ... Mrs. Alston
Briant Wells Briant Wells ... Stuart
Camille Saviola ... Consuela
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Storyline

Martha Alston (Ellen DeGeneres) is a single woman working at a television talk show. When her younger sister gets married, everyone's wondering when Martha is going to meet Mr. Right and tie the knot. When by chance, Martha meets a handsome stranger named Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman), the two fall madly in love with each other. But soon Martha discovers little quirks in Whitman, little quirks that become horrifying nightmares. But by the time Martha realizes that she must break up with him, it'll take more than subtle hints to make him go away. She'll have to get into the most outrageous predicaments to rid herself of Mr. Wrong. Written by Eric Yang <esy@netcom.com>

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He loved her from afar. It wasn't far enough.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude language, some sex related scenes and drug content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Ed McMahon screentested for the role of Dick Braxton. See more »

Goofs

Sudden switch from day to night when Whitman is outside the window at Martha's parent's house. See more »

Quotes

Inga Gunther: [about to open a jar of ants] prepare to be consumed, Martha Alston! PREPARE TO BE... oh, God! They're dead. Bob?
Bob: They are?
Inga Gunther: Yes, didn't you feed them?
Bob: i thought you said you wanted them hungry?
Inga Gunther: HUNGRY, Bob! Not DEAD! Now what are we gonna do?
Martha: We could re-schedule, like, you know, next Tuesday is good for me.
Inga Gunther: Dream on, little beauty!
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Crazy Credits

The text "Bonnie Raitt has donated her licensing fee to charity" appears during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Meet the Spartans (2008) See more »

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I Gotcha
Written by Joe Tex
Performed by Sophie B. Hawkins
Produced by Sophie B. Hawkins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Unfunny Comedy
12 June 2006 | by movieratings03See all my reviews

MR. WRONG ** Unfunny comedy, save two or three role-plays, that casts comedian-turned-actress Ellen DeGeneres as a hapless woman with no man in her life, and Bill Pullman as Mr. Right, the fellow she never figured she needed. But the story has seemingly charming Pullman become insensitive and obnoxious - qualities that can be said of what the screenplay evolves into - and DeGeneres wants out when she comes to terms with it. Wasting the talents of all involved, it's one of those films that seems entertaining on commercial release, but disappoints when you actually rent it. Don't waste your time. I saw the movie two or three years ago, and haven't seen it since, nor ever again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Wrong See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,106,797, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$12,825,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,825,141
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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