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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

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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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Taglines:

While some women are waiting to exhale, this one is ready to get even. See more »


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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin Lawrence's character Darnell answers a door to a man named Reggie with extreme arrogance. He repeats this feat 7 years later in Bad Boys II (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Darnell meets Mia and her cousin Peaches as they are on their way to go bowling, one car in the driveway behind Mia and Darnell changes from a Mercedes to a Volvo during the last part of the threesome's conversation. See more »

Quotes

Brandi Web: You put your hands on the wrong woman.
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Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: A Thin Line Between Chuck and Nate (2008) See more »

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It's Ladies Night At Chocolate City
Performed by Dark Complexion
Produced by Bernard Lilton and Gary Smith
Written by Bernard Lilton (as B. Lilton), Gary Smith (as G. Smith), W. Cotton, G. Alston, S. Johnson, G. Brown, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, J.T. Taylor (as J. Taylor), Earl Toon (as E. Toon), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as D. Thomas), Claydes Smith (as C. Smith) and Meekaaeel Muhammed (as M. Muhammed)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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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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