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Intolerable Cruelty ()


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A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

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Miles
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Marylin
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Donovan Donaly
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Gus Petch
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Rex Rexroth
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Wrigley
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Freddy Bender
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Howard D. Doyle
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Sarah Sorkin
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Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy
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Herb Myerson
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Bonnie Donaly
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Ollie Olerud
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Wheezy Joe
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Mrs. Gutman
George Ives ...
Mrs. Gutman's Lawyer
Booth Colman ...
Gutman Trial Judge
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Rex's Young Woman
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Miles' Receptionist
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Nero's Waitress
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Ramona Barcelona
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Claire O'Mara
Rosey Brown ...
Gus's Pal
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Gus's Pal
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Gus's Pal
Douglas Fisher ...
Maitre d'
Nicholas Shaffer ...
Waiter
Isabell O'Connor ...
Judge Marva Munson (as Isabell Monk O'Connor)
Mary Gillis ...
Court Reporter
Colin Linden ...
Father Scott
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Stewardess
Gary Marshal ...
Las Vegas Waiter
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Convention Secretary
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Convention Lawyer
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Santa Fe Tart
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Santa Fe Tart
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Santa Fe Tart
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Santa Fe Tart
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Santa Fe Tart
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Santa Fe Tart
John Bliss ...
Mr. MacKinnon
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Bailiff
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Bailiff
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Mr. Gutman (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Soap Opera Actor on TV (uncredited)
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Herb Myerson's Private Nurse (uncredited)
Jason De Hoyos ...
Gardener (uncredited)
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Lawyer (uncredited)
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Tart #1 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joel Coen
Ethan Coen ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Robert Ramsey ... (story) &
Matthew Stone ... (story) and
John Romano ... (story)
 
Robert Ramsey ... (screenplay) &
Matthew Stone ... (screenplay) and
Ethan Coen ... (screenplay) &
Joel Coen ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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John Cameron ... co-producer
Ethan Coen ... producer
Sean Daniel ... executive producer
Robert Graf ... associate producer
Brian Grazer ... producer
Grant Heslov ... co-producer
James Jacks ... executive producer
Jim Whitaker ... co-producer (as James Whitaker)
Joel Coen ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Carter Burwell

Cinematography by

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Roger Deakins ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ethan Coen ... (as Roderick Jaynes)
Joel Coen ... (as Roderick Jaynes)

Editorial Department

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Karyn Anonia ... apprentice editor (as Karyn L. Anonia)
Emily Calederone ... post-production assistant (as Emily Calderone)
David Diliberto ... associate film editor
Kate E. Emmert ... post-production assistant
Catherine Farrell ... apprentice editor
Daniel Fort ... consultant: digital editing (as Dan Fort)
Chris Jensen ... digital colorist assistant: EFilm
Katie Mcquerrey ... assistant editor (as Katie McQuerrey)
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Steven J. Scott ... digital color timer
Ian Silverstein ... assistant editor: LA
Neil A. Stelzner ... first assistant editor
Michael A. Wong ... consultant: digital editing (as Michael Wong)
Kenny Becker ... color timer (uncredited)
Valance Eisleben ... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Hilda Saffari ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Ellen Chenoweth

Production Design by

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Leslie McDonald

Art Direction by

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Tony Fanning

Set Decoration by

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Nancy Haigh

Costume Design by

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Mary Zophres

Makeup Department

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Trish Almeida ... key hair stylist
Jean Ann Black ... makeup designer (as Jean Black)
Patti Brand ... additional makeup artist
Karyn Alexander Huston ... hair stylist: Ms. Zeta-Jones (as Karyn Huston)
Peggy Nichols ... additional makeup artist
Waldo Sanchez ... hair stylist: Mr. Clooney
Amy Schmiederer ... key makeup artist
Kelvin R. Trahan ... hair designer (as Kelvin Trahan)
Cindy J. Williams ... makeup artist: Ms. Zeta-Jones (as Cindy Williams)
Anita Brabec ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Laverne Caracuzzi ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Thomas Opitz ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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John Cameron ... unit production manager
Karen Ruth Getchell ... production supervisor
Ron Lynch ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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J. Todd Anderson ... second unit director
Betsy Magruder ... first assistant director
Rusty Mahmood ... second second assistant director
Jonathan McGarry ... second assistant director
Krista Reymann ... dga trainee
Peter Dress ... day player additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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J. Todd Anderson ... unit limner
Paige Augustine ... assistant set decorator
Cliff Bergman ... foreman
Jack Blanchard ... set dresser
James M. Davis ... general foreman (as Jim Davis)
Jann K. Engel ... set designer
Joe Griffith ... illustrator (as Joseph F. Griffith Jr.)
Scott G. Jones ... set dresser
Adam Kirby ... set dresser
Ritchie Kremer ... property master
Leslie 'Tinker' Linville ... set dressing gang boss (as Leslie Linville)
John Hammer Maxwell ... on-set dresser (as John H. Maxwell)
Jeff Passanante ... construction coordinator
Monica Perez ... assistant property master / on-set propmaster
Nashon Petrushkin ... set dresser
Sara Philpott ... set dressing coordinator
Lori Rowbotham ... set designer (as Lori Rowbotham Grant)
Brian Seccombe ... property assistant
Mark Sparks ... foreman (as Mark A. Sparks)
Angela Stauffer ... art department coordinator
Karen Teneyck ... graphic designer
Edward L. Turk ... foreman
Jason Weil ... assistant art director
Mark Weissenfluh ... leadman (as Mark C. Weissenfluh)
Craig B. Ayers Sr. ... head greens coordinator (uncredited)
Thomas E. Brown ... paint supervisor (uncredited)
Chris Casny ... propmaker (uncredited)
Cora Lee Coomber ... construction accountant (uncredited)
Oscar Delgadillo ... set dresser (uncredited)
Yann Denoual ... sculptor (uncredited)
Anthony Klaiman ... set dresser (uncredited)
Cameron Matheson ... set dresser (uncredited)
Kari J. Nowell ... props: Las Vegas (uncredited)
Tom Sharp ... draper (uncredited)
Ara Soudjian ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Sheila Thomas ... painter (uncredited)
Timothy Vierra ... propmaker gang boss (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Benjamin Cheah ... foley editor (as Ben Cheah)
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (as Marko Costanzo)
Kelly Doran ... sound utility
Mark Filip ... apprentice sound editor
Sean Garnhart ... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein ... dialogue editor (as Lew Goldstein)
Kenton Jakub ... adr editor
Randall L. Johnson ... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Peter F. Kurland ... production sound mixer (as Peter Kurland)
George A. Lara ... foley mixer (as George Lara)
Skip Lievsay ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Cate Montana ... assistant sound editor
Greg Orloff ... re-recording mixer
Bill Orrico ... assistant sound editor (as Billy Orrico)
Steven Visscher ... foley editor
Joanna Bush ... digital archivist (uncredited)
Kay Denmark ... adr boom operator (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Alex Raspa ... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
David Warzynski ... foley assistant (uncredited) / foley librarian (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John L. Chaldu ... special effects technician (as John Chaldu)
Joe Heffernan ... special effects technician
Emmet Kane ... special effects coordinator
Lee Alan McConnell ... special effects technician
Roland Blancaflor ... special makeup effects technican: Rick Baker/Cinovation Studio (uncredited)
Thomas Zell ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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J. John Corbett ... digital artist: Big Film Design
Shellaine Corwel ... lead compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Bill Georgiou ... roto artist: Rhythm & Hues
Heather Jennings ... visual effects producer: Rhythm & Hues
Gene Kozicki ... digital production supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Mike Meaker ... matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
Betsy Paterson ... visual effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues (as Betsy Patterson)
Steven J. Scott ... digital color timer: EFilm
Craig Seitz ... 2d supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Amit Sethi ... digital artist: Big Film Design
Jon Maichel Thomas ... digital artist: Big Film Design
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals (uncredited)
Daniel Aristoteles Collins ... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Brandon Craig ... render supervisor (uncredited)
Chris Dawson ... motion control camera operator (uncredited)
Phil Holland ... scan- and record coordinator (uncredited)
Matt Kelly ... compositor: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
N. Bantu Key ... digital intermediate paint artist (uncredited)
J.W. Kompare ... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Kevin Lin ... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)
Jeff McLean ... compositor (uncredited)
Fred Simon ... systems support: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)
Marla Tanigawa ... systems operator: Rhythm & Hues (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jery Hewitt ... stunt coordinator
Lisa Hoyle ... stunt double / stunts
Eddie L. Watkins ... stunts (as Eddie Watkins)
Danny Wynands ... stunts (as Dan Wynands)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Salim Bensrhir ... lighting technician (as Salim Benshir)
Erik Bernstein ... best boy electric
Josh Blakeslee ... second assistant camera (as Joshua Blakeslee)
Will Dearborn ... loader
Clinton Dougherty ... camera operator (as Clint Dougherty)
Kevin Fahey ... best boy rigging grip
Charley Gilleran ... key rigging grip (as Charlie Gilleran)
Melinda Sue Gordon ... still photographer
Bruce Hamme ... dolly grip
Andy Harris ... first assistant camera
Mitchell Andrew Lillian ... key grip (as Mitch Lillian)
Michael A. McFadden ... best boy grip (as Mike McFadden)
Chris Napolitano ... rigging gaffer
David A. Parks ... best boy rigging electric (as Dave Parks)
Rick Rader ... rigging grip foreman
Randy Woodside ... chief lighting technician
Colin Anderson ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
James Barrett ... electrician (uncredited)
Alex M. Cacciarelli ... motion control video assist (uncredited)
Richard Clark ... video playback operator (uncredited)
Chad Cohlmia ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Billy Craft ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Julian de la Pena ... electrician (uncredited)
Seong Dilg ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Andrew Dumas ... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jeff Durling ... dimmer operator (uncredited)
Raymond Gonzales ... electrician (uncredited)
Christopher Kiso ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Jaim O'Neil ... electrician (uncredited)
Charles Papert ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Cary Sachs ... electrician (uncredited)
Sean Smith ... electrician (uncredited)
Chris Stanman ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Don Telles ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Andy Young ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Steve Zvorsky ... rigging electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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David Anthony ... extras casting
Judy Cook ... extras casting
Tracy Dixon ... extras casting
Sondra James ... voice casting
Rachel Tenner ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Diana Demoff ... costumer (as Diana Edgmon)
Jenny Eagan ... costumer
Annie Garrity ... costumer
Ariel Gold ... costumer
Alix Hester ... costumer
Cookie Lopez ... key set costumer
Robin McMullan ... costume supervisor (as Robin McMullen)
Andrew Slyder ... set costumer
Christine Wada ... costumer

Location Management

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Rod Bacote ... assistant location manager
Carrie Cantore ... assistant location manager
Judy Heinzen Culotta ... assistant location manager (as Judy Heinzen)
David Diamond ... key assistant location manager
Ned R. Shapiro ... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Kristan Wagner ... additional location manager

Music Department

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Evan Barker ... music copyist
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Carter Burwell ... conductor / score orchestrator
David Diliberto ... music supervisor
Michael Farrow ... music scoring mixer
Tony Finno ... music copyist
Danl M. Kasow ... assistant music editor (as Danl Kasow)
Todd Kasow ... music editor
Sonny Kompanek ... score orchestrator
Adriana Marinescu ... music copyist
Kathy Nelson ... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Sandra Park ... contractor
Dean Parker ... score producer
John Moses ... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Timmy Olmstead ... assistant engineer (uncredited)
Jason Stasium ... digital score recordist (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Paul Ripple ... transportation dispatcher
Timothy P. Ryan ... transportation captain (as Tim Ryan)
Don Tardino ... transportation coordinator
Gil Amaral ... driver (uncredited)
Buddy Hunter ... driver (uncredited)
Jack Jay Reece ... driver (uncredited)
Roger Wooge ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Wendy Altman-Cohen ... principal eyewear
Randall Balsmeyer ... titles designer: Big Film Design / titles supervisor: Big Film Design
Jules Carideo ... production coordinator
Amy Minda Cohen ... assistant: Mr. Clooney (as Amy Cohen)
Jennifer Côté ... assistant: Ms. Zeta-Jones
Jenny DeArmitt ... production secretary
Jason Cooper Hall ... assistant: Mr. Cameron / Mr. Graf
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach (as Liz Himmelstein)
Ryan Hintz ... second assistant accountant
Stephani Hunter ... assistant production coordinator
Nancy G. James ... craft service (as Nancy James)
Thomas Johnston ... script supervisor (as Tom Johnston)
Kathy Kelehan ... titles producer: Big Film Design
Cheryl Kurk ... production accountant
David R. Lawson ... medic
Angel McConnell ... assistant: Mr. Clooney
Patricia Mary Murphy ... serious matters (as Patricia Mary Murphy Esq.)
Nicholas David Nesbitt ... set production assistant (as Nick Nesbitt)
Taylor Phillips ... set production assistant
Mandy Philpott ... office production assistant
Keith Potter ... set production assistant
Miguel Ian Raya ... assistant: Mr. Grazer (as Miguel Raya)
Ferguson Reid ... medic (as Dr. Ferguson Reid)
Stephen Ross ... office production assistant
Todd Spears ... payroll accountant
Louise Spencer ... unit publicist (as Louise A. Spencer)
Karen Yokomizo ... first assistant accountant
Terrence B. Zinn ... office production assistant
Greg Burkart ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Jackamoe Buzzell ... stand-in (uncredited)
Ivan Drehspul ... airline technical supervisor (uncredited)
Carrie Fisher ... early script consultant (uncredited)
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Josh Gallegos ... production assistant (uncredited)
Bruce Gray ... sculpture art provided by (uncredited)
Michael A. Heath ... asset manager (uncredited)
Kimberly Logan ... assistant: Cedric the Entertainer (uncredited)
Travis Nicholson ... production assistant (uncredited)
Chris Palmer ... assistant: Sean Daniel (uncredited)
Isaac Palmisano ... stand-in (uncredited)
Gregory J. Pawlik Jr. ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Monica Perez Gelbman ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
John H. Price ... on-set interviews (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Bill Timoney ... adr loop group (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michael Coldwell ... special thanks: Caesar's Palace/Park Place Entertainment
Ron Cozart ... special thanks: Caesar's Palace/Park Place Entertainment
Michael Heenan ... special thanks: Caesar's Palace/Park Place Entertainment
Bill Hudson ... special thanks: Apple Computer
Alan Schoolcraft ... fondly remembered
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything--and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the Massey pre-nup) named after him, he's reached a crossroads in his life. Sated on success, boredom has set in and he's looking for new challenges. All that changes when Miles meets his match in the devastating Marylin Rexroth. Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth, a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch, she has Rex nailed and is looking forward to the financial independence a successful divorce will bring. But thanks to Miles' considerable skills, she ends up with nothing. Not to be outdone, Marylin schemes to get even and as part of her plan, quickly marries oil tycoon Howard Doyle. Miles and his unflappable associate, Wrigley, unwittingly dig themselves in deeper and deeper as they go head-to-head with Marylin. Underhanded tactics, deceptions and an undeniable attraction escalate as Marylin and Miles square off in this classic battle of the sexes. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines A romantic comedy with bite. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Intolerable (United States)
  • Divorce Show (Japan, English title)
  • Intolérable cruauté (France)
  • Ein (un)möglicher Härtefall (Germany)
  • Crueldad intolerable (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Box Office

Budget $60,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $12,525,075, 12 Oct 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $120,217,409

Did You Know?

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Trivia Catherine Zeta-Jones' way of acting in this movie was modeled upon Katharine Hepburn's romantic roles. See more »
Goofs Much of the film's plot is driven by inaccurate representations of California divorce law. Under the community property theory, factors like infidelity are virtually irrelevant to the distribution of property upon divorce. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty' (2004). See more »
Soundtracks The Boxer See more »
Crazy Credits Adios SEÑOR GREAZER. Hello MISTER HAND. See more »
Quotes Rex Rexroth: Have you sat before her before?
Miles Massey: No. No, the judge sits first. Then we sit.
Rex Rexroth: Well, have you sat after her before?
Wrigley: Sat after her before? You mean, have we argued before her before?
Miles Massey: The judge sits in judgment. The counsel argues before the judge.
Rex Rexroth: So, have you argued before her before?
Wrigley: Before her before, or before she sat before?
Rex Rexroth: Before her before. I said, before her before.
Wrigley: No, you said before she sat before.
Rex Rexroth: I did at first, but...
Miles Massey: Look, don't argue.
Rex Rexroth: I'm not. I'm...
Wrigley: No, you don't argue. We argue.
Miles Massey: Counsel argues.
Wrigley: You appear.
Miles Massey: The judge sits.
Wrigley: Then you sit.
Miles Massey: Or you stand in contempt.
Wrigley: And then we argue.
Miles Massey: The counsel argues.
Rex Rexroth: Which you've done before.
Miles Massey: Which we've done before.
Rex Rexroth: Ah.
Wrigley: But not before her.
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