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I Love You to Death (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 6 April 1990 (USA)
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Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. 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 works with Rosalie 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 and 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's not easy to murder a cheating husband... But practice makes perfect! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,186,793
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some scenes in Tacoma, Washington, were shot at the triangular Bostwick Building, located at the foot of Tacoma's Antique Row. Reminiscent of New York City's famed Flatiron Building, its shape is like an oversized slice of Joey's pizza. Here, Joey Boca's Pizzeria, designed by Production Designer Lilly Kilvert, was constructed as a fully functioning working restaurant. Before filming began, the actors and actresses performed their chores in character at the restaurant for staff and crew members, who acted as customers. The second floor of this building served as the "Villa Rosalie" apartments, where landlord Joey Boca (Kevin Kline) spends his spare time fixing the "pipes" of his female tenants. See more »

Goofs

In the opening title sequence, a close up of Kline preparing pizza shows a wedding ring on his left hand. But when he is seen, in a tight shot of his hands, slicing mushrooms like a pro (i.e. his mushroom slicing double), there is no ring. See more »

Quotes

Rosalie Boca: I don't know. Maybe I didn't give him enough.
Nadja: But he ate three whole bowls! What an ox!
Rosalie Boca: Joey is not a normal man. You know how he is. He works ten... maybe 12, or 14 hours a day, seven days a week... and out with a different girl... every night.
Nadja: Rosalie...
Rosalie Boca: That's just it. He eats anything he wants. He never seems to gain any weight. He's not human! He's like an animal. Like we're dealing with a machine!
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Soundtracks

Non Dimenticar (T'ho Voluto Bene)
Written by P.G. Redi, Michele Galdieri (as M. Galdieri), and S. Dobbins
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Stays funny, even in milk
30 December 2000 | by waia2000See all my reviews

Clever writing, able direction and a stellar cast make this film a modern classic that stands up to multiple viewings. Tracey Ullman and Joan Plowright star as Rosalie Boca and her mother Nadja, both so furious at the infidelity of Rosalie's husband Joey (Kevin Kline) that they decide to kill him. The ensuing misadventures are VERY funny, particularly the attempts by hired hit-men Harlan and Marlon James, not-too-bright cousins played by William Hurt and Keanu Reeves.


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