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Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

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

Director:

Mark Rucker

Writers:

Charles Busch (play), Charles Busch (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Busch ... Angela Arden / Barbara Arden
Angela Paton ... Angela's Fan
Jason Priestley ... Tony Parker
Natasha Lyonne ... Edith Sussman
Frances Conroy ... Bootsie Carp
Philip Baker Hall ... Sol Sussman
Stark Sands ... Lance Sussman
Joshua Farrell ... Policeman (as Josh Hutchinson)
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Sam Fishbein
Nora Dunn ... Shatzi Van Allen
Christopher McDaniel ... Moving Man #1 (as Chris McDaniel)
Tom Hughes ... Moving Man #2
Stanley DeSantis ... Tuchman
Paul Vinson ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug scene
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Piccole bugie travestite See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,129, 2 November 2003

Gross USA:

$320,092

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,092
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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Trivia

In the flashback scene where Angela signs with RCA records, she is flanked by two RCA executives. These executives were played by two of the film's producers, Anthony Edwards (on the right in the glasses) and Dante Di Loreto (on the left.) 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

Angela Arden: [Inserting, with apparent difficulty, a large suppository in Sol] You're very tight. You must do your utmost to relax.
Sol Sussman: Relax? How can I relax with a nuclear warhead up my rectum?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Strait-Jacket (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Spinning Wheel
Written by David Clayton-Thomas
Performed by Charles Busch
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thumbs up for a great poof spoof
27 July 2004 | by rseSee all my reviews

Saw this one by accident and am I glad I did. My first reaction was "Is this bad or what?" but then I got into it and realized what was going on. The script is really well put together and the development is truly professional as is most of the production. Sprinkled with tons of winks and titters to lots of B'way shows and Hollywood movies, it entertains from start to finish with some really good bad performances from everyone. It turns into real fun trying to identify all the references... There are true professionals behind the spoofy front and some great talent both in front of and behind the camera. Congrats to the production and staff. This should only turn into a cult thing.


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