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I Love You to Death (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 6 April 1990 (USA)
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Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie (Tracey Ullman). He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

Director:

Lawrence Kasdan

Writer:

John Kostmayer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Joey
Tracey Ullman ... Rosalie
Joan Plowright ... Nadja
River Phoenix ... Devo
William Hurt ... Harlan
Keanu Reeves ... Marlon
James Gammon ... Lt. Schooner
Jack Kehler ... Wiley
Victoria Jackson ... Lacey
Miriam Margolyes ... Joey's Mother
Alisan Porter ... Carla
Jonathan Kasdan ... Dominic (as Jon Kasdan)
Heather Graham ... Bridget
Michelle Joyner ... Donna Joy
John Kostmayer John Kostmayer ... Benny
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Storyline

Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) works with Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Being Catholic, divorce is out of the question, so she, her mother, and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey, who remains oblivious to their attempts. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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An unbelievable story that's incredibly true. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Trivia

Kevin Kline requested that his wife, Phoebe Cates, take a small role in this movie. She appeared in the bar/disco scene as the girl Joey picks up at the bar. She did this as a cameo and as a favor to her husband. She was also filming Drop Dead Fred (1991) at the time of her cameo, which is why her hair looked the same in both movies. See more »

Goofs

When Joey is walking into the Police Station near the end of the movie to drop the charges against his wife and the others, he is wearing black trousers, but while he is talking to detectives Schooner and Wiley they are light colored. See more »

Quotes

Harlan JamesMarlon: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
Harlan JamesMarlon: And to the republic...
Harlan James: ...under one invisible nation...
Marlon: ...to nations under God whose...
Harlan James: ...spacious skies and amber graves of liberty for all...
Marlon: ...deliver us from freedom.
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Connections

Features The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Croatian Songs and Dances
Courtesy of Smithsonian/Folkways
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How to murder an Italian
26 April 1999 | by tejeSee all my reviews

I'm not surprised that no one has commented on this movie because it didn't make much noise when it came, nor when it disappeared, but if you've got the chance do rent it, pleas do, it's a little jewel of a movie. The movie claims to be based on a true story and it probably is. Tracey Ullman plays the wife of a pizza man who decides to kill her husband when she finds out he's cheating on her. She's cheered on by her morbid Yugoslav mother and aided by her admirer, the new age bus boy at the pizza place. But everything goes wrong. The actors are excellent and Kevin Kline is SO funny as the macho Italian and River Phoenix is perfect as the love struck wannabe killer. I've seen the movie a couple of times and I always laugh until I fall off my bed when I see Keanu Reeves and William Hurt as the two cousins with one brain cell (together) who are called in to finish the husband off. It has to be seen! There is no glamour in this movie. People look completely real and they live in a house that looks totally normal, full of toys and ugly furniture. Don't be put off by the title. See it, you won't be disappointed.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love You to Death See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,014,640, 8 April 1990

Gross USA:

$16,186,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,186,793
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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