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Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

R | | Comedy | 31 October 2003 (USA)
An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.

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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Angela Arden / Barbara Arden
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Angela's Fan
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Tony Parker
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Edith Sussman
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Bootsie Carp
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Sol Sussman
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Lance Sussman
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Policeman (as Josh Hutchinson)
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Sam Fishbein
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Shatzi Van Allen
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Moving Man #1 (as Chris McDaniel)
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Moving Man #2
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Tuchman
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Leather Daddy
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Storyline

Retired singing star, Angela Arden, heads a dysfunctional family. Her husband, filmmaker Sol Sussman, hates her and has a kissy relationship with his nubile daughter, Edith. Angela carries on an affair with Tony Parker, a lounge lizard, who sleeps with both Edith and her brother, Lance, but not before Angela plots to murder Sol when he cuts off her allowance. Bootsie Carp, the family maid loyal to Sol, is on to Angela, but the diva works quickly and poisons Sol. Edith suspects foul play and wants Lance's help in proving mom's guilt. Lance, who loves his mother deeply, is conflicted. Will Edith succeed? Does love lurk somewhere? And what about Angela's long dead sister, Barbara? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hollywood...It's a dirty town but someone has to do it!

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug scene
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31 October 2003 (USA)  »

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Piccole bugie travestite  »

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Trivia

Charles Casillo alleged that 'Charles Busch' had plagiarized his 1989 play "One Night Stand In A Lonely Hotel" and a temporary restraining order was issued ordering that he be given credit for the story and play. On 7 November 2003, a judge ruled that there were "no substantial similarities of protectible expression" between the play and the film and ordered that the injunction be removed, and that Busch be given sole credit for the film. See more »

Goofs

Movie is set in 1967 but Angela sings the Blood, Sweat & Tears hit "Spinning Wheel" which was not released until 1969. See more »

Quotes

Lance Sussman: [Lance, unexpectedly home from college, has hidden behind the stairs and jumps up and scares Angela] Arrrrh!
Angela Arden: Lance! You scared the bejesus out of me!
Lance Sussman: [Chuckling] Kiss me, you beautiful creature.
Lance Sussman: [Upon kissing Lance on the lips] Do I smell pot?
Lance Sussman: Gee, mom, you got me on that one.
Angela Arden: Listen, baby, I'm not one of your friends' square old ladies. I toured with a band. I'm quite familiar with reefer, and fully acquainted with its dangers.
Lance Sussman: You're the coolest mom ever!
Angela Arden: What are you doing home from school?
Lance Sussman: The...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is silent black and white footage of Angela christening a ship. See more »

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References Queen Bee (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The Salt and Pepper Polka
Music by Dick Gallagher
Lyrics by Dick Gallagher & Charles Busch
Vocals by Ruth Williamson
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If this is the kind of movie you like, you'll like this movie
16 December 2003 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

I watched this as someone who knows and loves the styles of movie-making and acting that Busch and company are spoofing. Even so, I occasionally found the script it a little draggy, the photography a little dark and blocking a little static, but only occasionally. When it did work, which in my opinion was most of the time, it did so delightfully. Totally unpretentious, it doesn't make itself out to be anything other than it is. I give it an 8.


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