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Tulips (1981)

Leland is suicidal, so he hires a hitman called Avocado to kill him. Code word for the hit will be "tulips". However, that's when Leland meets his suicidal soulmate Rutanya and changes his mind. Now they must try to stop Avocado.

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Rex Bromfield (as Stan Ferris), Mark Warren (as Stan Ferris) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Henry Olek (as Fred Sappho)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabe Kaplan ... Leland Irving
Bernadette Peters ... Rutanya Wallace
Henry Gibson ... Maurice Avocado
Al Waxman ... Bert Irving
Dave Boxer Dave Boxer ... Dr. Carl Walburn
Harry Hill ... Pruitt
Monique Bélisle Monique Bélisle ... Paulette
Richard Comar Richard Comar ... Customer #1
Greg Van Riel Greg Van Riel ... Customer #2
Sean McCann ... Roger
Marilyn Innes Marilyn Innes ... Cocktail Waitress
Elaine Labrie Elaine Labrie ... Punk Rock Girl
Victor Désy Victor Désy ... Answering Service Manager
Terrance P. Coady Terrance P. Coady ... Man in Jail (as Terry Coady)
Gayle Garfinkle Gayle Garfinkle ... Nurse
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Leland is suicidal, so he hires a hitman called Avocado to kill him. Code word for the hit will be "tulips". However, that's when Leland meets his suicidal soulmate Rutanya and changes his mind. Now they must try to stop Avocado.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1981 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Morrer ou Amar? See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Mono

Color:

Color
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More like stinkweed....
16 September 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

If ever there was a movie that SHOULD have been directed by Alan Smithee....

"Tulips" basically details the "romance" if that's the word, between an odd woman (Peters) and an even odder man (Kaplan) who is contemplating suicide.

Though this was billed as a comedy, I didn't laugh. Nope, not even a smile. Not a snicker. This isn't even worth laughing at condescendingly.

A product from our neighbors to the north (Canada, for those of you not reading this in the United States), this is the leading reason why Kaplan is best remembered for "Welcome Back, Kotter".

Lord knows he'd prefer it that way.

And as for Bernadette...well, the less said about her involvement, the better.

One star. Please, someone plant these "Tulips" six feet under.


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