Montreal, Canada. A down-on-his luck dentist, "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry), discovers that his new neighbor is Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis), former mob-contract-killer-turned-police-informant upon whose head the Hungarian mob has put a steep price. Egged on by his loathsome wife, Sophie (Rosanna Arquette), Oz sets off to Chicago to let the mob know where The Tulip is and hopefully claim part of the reward.Written by
Bruce Willis and Kevin Pollak also co-starred in The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Hostage (2005), and Cop Out (2010). See more »
None of the people who were shot had blood on them. See more »
[every time Oz doesn't answer, Frankie hits him in the stomach or kidneys, then hugs him to stop him collapsing]
My brother, believe me, you don't want to dance with me all night.
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At the beginning of the end credits, we see Niagara falls with traffic passing by it. We then see Oz and Cynthia dancing with each other. [fade to black] [fade in to band] Finally, we see the band we saw earlier in the film, with the singer, performing the song "They All Laughed." See more »
On most TV Broadcasts, including TBS, Jill although naked has her left arm covering her breasts. See more »
"The Whole Nine Yards" is surprisingly effective screwball comedy that reminds me of such classics as "Bringing Up Baby" though with way higher amoral body count.
At first the actors seem to be each in a parallel movie, with Matthew Perry doing physical slapstick comedy, Bruce Willis deadly serious, Rosanna Arquette just nasty, Amanda Peet being her "Jack and Jill" character (one of my TV guilty pleasures) and Natasha being like a super-model.
Then something clicks in and it just gets funny and I couldn't help laughing and laughing.
I hope Michael Clarke Duncan gets to keep those fancy suits, because it must be hard to get ones to fit him; with "Green Mile," this performance impressively shows his range.
(originally written 3/19/2000)
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