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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

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Martin Lawrence (story), Martin Lawrence (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Darnell Wright
Lynn Whitfield ... Brandi Web
Regina King ... Mia
Bobby Brown ... Tee
Della Reese ... Ma Wright
Malinda Williams ... Erica Wright
Daryl Mitchell ... Earl (as Daryl M. Mitchell)
Roger E. Mosley ... Smitty
Simbi Kali ... Adrienne (as Simbi Khali)
Tangie Ambrose ... Nikki
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Gwen (as Wendy Robinson)
Stacii Jae Johnson Stacii Jae Johnson ... Peaches
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Reggie (as Miguel A. Nunez Jr.)
Faizon Love ... Manny
Michael Bell ... Marvis
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Storyline

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic thriller. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, a sex scene and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$147,500, 19 July 1996

Gross USA:

$34,746,109, 18 August 1996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Regina King, who played Mia, was pregnant during the filming of this movie and didn't tell anyone until the movie was finished. See more »

Goofs

During the scene in which Brandi holds Darnell captive and berates him and all men like him, she smashes cake in his face. However, the remnants of the cake on his face changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Darnell 'Deeny: [while visiting his mother] So, what's up, Ma? You been watching the talk shows?
Ma Wright: I don't watch that junk! I've got enough trouble in my life already!
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Connections

References Fatal Attraction (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Chocolate City
Performed by Roger Troutman featuring Shirley Murdock
Produced by Roger Troutman
Written by Roger Troutman, Shirley Murdock and Dale DeGroat
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Thin Line Between Love and Hate, A ('96)
28 March 2004 | by BuggiebladeSee all my reviews

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a comedy/drama that revolves around a "player" played by Martin Lawrence who is looking for a special woman to call his own. During his search, he gets involve with a young lady who gives him more than he can bargain for (played by the very voluptuous Whitfield). The acting is sub-par but the story brings a very good twist on an over-told story. This film reminds me of "Fatal Attraction" in many ways.

It is a decent film that is slept on because of the acting. I have "Thin Line" in my collection and rated it a 7/10. Pretty good if you're not expecting Oscar caliber performances and A-level talent. A pretty good pick up if it is on sale.

Peace... Buggieblade


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