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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:

A Thin Line Between Love & Hate See more »

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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

While On Set Of This Movie Martin Lawrence Was Hospitalized After He Lashed Out. See more »

Goofs

When Darnell receives a call on his mobile phone from Brandi, a dial tone is heard when the call ends. However, dial tones are not used in cellular networks. See more »

Quotes

Tee: But Smitty, I was working!
Smitty: I don't care if you were selling oranges by the freeway. I DON'T pay for parking tickets.
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References The Mack (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Hang
Performed by Soopafly
Produced and Written by Soopafly (as Priest "Soopafly" Brooks)
Courtesy of GangstaGangsta Productions
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A Steaming Pile
5 July 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright (Martin Lawrence), gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this "Fatal Attraction" themed comic thriller.

"A Thin Line Between Love and Hate" was released in April 1996 and went on to gross over $30 million at the box office against a budget of $8 million. The film was shot on location entirely in the city of Los Angeles, California from June 5 until August 11, 1995.

Yes, somehow this made money. Quite a bit of money, really. How much of that ended up in Martin Lawrence's pockets, I don't know, but I can't believe how wildly popular this was. The humor is terrible, the language is crude, and it is not particularly memorable, even hours after watching it. I wonder if it took a beating on home video, because I saw it paired with "Love Jones", an actually good movie.


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