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Mr. Wrong (1996)

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


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




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


Martha Alston (Ellen DeGeneres) is a single woman working at a television talk show. When her younger sister gets married, everyone wonders when Martha will meet Mr. Right and tie the knot. By chance Martha suddenly meets a handsome stranger named Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman), the two fall madly in love. But Martha soon discovers little quirks in Whitman, little quirks that become horrifying nightmares. But by the time she realizes that she must break up with him, it'll take more than subtle hints to make him go away; she'll need 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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


Lisa Kudrow screentested for the role of Annie. See more »


The gum can be seen in Martha's hair before Inga puts it there. See more »


Inga Gunther: Bob, cut the couch!
Martha: Don't cut the couch, HEY...
Inga Gunther: HEY IS FOR HORSES!
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Crazy Credits

The Mandeville Films company logo suddenly appears right before end credits start See more »


References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


Belly Dance
Arranged by Damil Ahmed
Performed by Ilhan Mehmet Group
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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User Reviews

A classic!
24 June 2004 | by leahash23See all my reviews

Hello, my name is Pursy and I am 17 years old. I first saw this movie when I was around 10 years old. It was such an enjoyable experience. I love this movie. I think the actors are great in it and they definitely know how to make people laugh. I rented it often and when I finally saw it for sale at a store, I bought it. I watch it to this day and still laugh like I did when I first saw it. Yes, I will admit that it is a bit out there and I can definitely see why most people don't like the movie but when you look past all that and see the movie for what it really is, it's a great movie and it really hurts me to see such negative attitudes and comments about it. If I could thank any two people in this world, I would want to thank Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Pullman for making such a hysterical movie. Thanks You.

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Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Wrong See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,106,797, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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