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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

A struggling dentist's life is turned upside down when a famous gangster moves in next door, and his wife convinces him to inform a notorious mob boss about the gangster's whereabouts.

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Jonathan Lynn

Writer:

Mitchell Kapner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Jimmy Tudeski
Matthew Perry ... Oz Oseransky
Rosanna Arquette ... Sophie
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Frankie Figs
Natasha Henstridge ... Cynthia
Amanda Peet ... Jill
Kevin Pollak ... Janni Gogolak
Harland Williams ... Agent Hanson
Carmen Ferland Carmen Ferland ... Sophie's Mom (as Carmen Ferlan)
Serge Christianssens Serge Christianssens ... Mr. Boulez
Renee Madeline Le Guerrier Renee Madeline Le Guerrier ... Waitress (as Renée Madelaine Le Guerrier)
Jean-Guy Bouchard ... Mover
Howard Bilerman Howard Bilerman ... Dave Martin
Johnny Goar Johnny Goar ... Hungarian Hood
Deano Clavet ... Polish Pug
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Storyline

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 whom the Hungarian mob has put on price on. Egged on my 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 grantss

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In the heart of suburbia, a hit man with heart has just moved in. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

18 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkos a szomszédom See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$41,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,915,676, 20 February 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,262,492

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,371,651
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The house used for filming was infested with flies, so it was nearly impossible to prevent them from appearing in several scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Oz panics in his dental office and knocks over his coat rack, the coat changes positions between shots. First it is on a small hook, then it is on another hook and then it is draped over the whole coat rack. See more »

Quotes

Jill St. Claire: [on Sophie] You know, you'd be doing the world a favor if you just had her whacked.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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References The Honeymooners (1955) See more »

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Written by Gary Gold and Tom McMoran (as Tom McMorran)
Performed by Gary Gold, Tom Scott, Reggie McBride, Daniel Weinstein, and Tom McMoran (as Tom McMorran)
Courtesy of Lunch Money Music Inc.
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One of my two favorite movies of the year 2000 so far!
20 February 2000 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

This is my favorite movie so far of the year 2000, along with SCREAM 3 or just a little better. I have always liked Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry, and I also quite like Michael Duncan and Amanda Peet. And of course, I love a good comedy. So I was pretty excited to see THE WHOLE NINE YARDS. It did not live up to my expectations…it soared past them.

A resident of Canada, Oz Osercansky (Matthew Perry) is a dentist who is living with a wife (Rosanna Arquette) who he hates and she hates him, but they don't get a divorce for money reasons. When a hit man named Jimmy "the Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis) moves in next door, Oz finds out his wife is trying to find hit men that will kill him. Jimmy, who takes a liking to Oz, doesn't agree to kill Oz, but seeks Oz's help in getting Jimmy's wife, Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge), and his enemy, Yanni (Kevin Pollak), together so he can kill them. Oz, along with another hit man named Frankie Figs (Michael Duncan) finds himself unwittingly helping, but he starts to fall in love with Cynthia and won't let her die.

My plot description sounds quite bad, but the movie is very good and funny. The collection of actors in this movie are superb. Bruce Willis is good as the loveable murderer. Matthew Perry does a great comedic job as usual. Michael Duncan fit the part of the really big and scary hit man pretty well too. The adorable Amanda Peet was really good too as the hit-woman wannabe.

I saw ANALYZE THIS a few days before I saw this, and I thought this one blew it away. The actors are better, the characters are cooler, the jokes are funnier (I was laughing out loud on many occasions) and the mixture of crime and comedy is pulled off a lot better in this movie, which is strange because there is more crime in this one than in ANALYZE THIS. Both the comedy and the crime are pulled off terrifically. Go see this movie now, you'll love it.


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