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Addicted to Love (1997)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 23 May 1997 (USA)
2:20 | Trailer
Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.


Griffin Dunne


Robert Gordon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Ryan ... Maggie
Matthew Broderick ... Sam
Kelly Preston ... Linda
Tchéky Karyo ... Anton (as Tcheky Karyo)
Maureen Stapleton ... Nana
Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Ed Green
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ... Professor Wells
Lee Wilkof ... Carl
Dominick Dunne ... Matheson
Susan Forristal Susan Forristal ... Cecile
Larry Pine ... Street Comic
Debbon Ayer ... Gwen
Maurizio Benazzo Maurizio Benazzo ... Euro-Chic Man
Paolo Calamari Paolo Calamari ... French Bartender
Helmar Augustus Cooper ... Bus Driver


Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life, Linda, leaves him for a suave Frenchman named Anton. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do; go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, intent on winning her back and waiting until she decides to leave her current lover. What Sam does not count on is being joined several weeks later by ultra hip tomboy Maggie, a photographer and motor-cyclist who is determined to get revenge on Anton, her ex-fiance. Hostile at first, the two of them eventually join forces in an attempt to separate the couple, and ruin Anton's life. However, complications ensue when Sam and Maggie start falling for each other. Written by Anonymous

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Might as well face it. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Maggie makes a reference to Godzilla, Matthew Broderick, starred in the Americanized Godzilla (1998) a year later. See more »


When Maggie and Sam walk into Anton's apartment, Maggie throws her scarf off, and in the next shot her coat is already removed as well. See more »


Maggie: Well, that is, without a doubt, the most pathetic thing I've ever heard.
Sam: You don't understand...
Maggie: And I don't mean that in a trivial way. I'm a photographer, I've seen a lot of things. I once took pictures of a man who ate his own legs, and you would be the black sheep of that family.
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Referenced in Melrose Place: A Brand New Day (1997) See more »


Tukka Yoot's Riddim
Written by Mel Simpson, Geoff Wilkinson and Robert Taylor
Contains a sample of "Sookie Sookie"
Written by Don Covay and Steve Cropper
Performed by Us3
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under licence from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Typical... but different
12 July 2005 | by lani-dSee all my reviews

Addicted To Love is the predictable story of a boy meets girl, boy loses girl etc etc. But then there's the whole delightful set up of spying and sabotaging someone else's relationship with an unlikely partner.

Matthew Broderick plays the typical nice guy with lovely ideals and a desperation that's funny to watch. I love the Milkyway Man's tee-shirt. Also loved the "What's your name?"/"Mike."/"What's your name, Mike?"/"Sam." lines! Meg Ryan is great in a different role; this time someone who's hardened by a broken heart and closed to new relationships.

I loved that our protagonists were also antagonists, that no one was really what they seemed in the first place. Overall, the movie was so enjoyable but I think lacked some indeterminable thing that could've made it more than just a video store hit.

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English | French

Release Date:

23 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Addicted to Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Centerville, Delaware, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,446,098, 26 May 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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