The Whole Nine Yards

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Natasha Henstridge as CynthiaNatasha Henstridge as CynthiaGarcelle Beauvais at event of The Whole Nine YardsMichael Clarke Duncan as Frankie FigsBruce Willis as Jimmy Matthew Perry as Nick

Plot

Nick is a struggling dentist in Canada. A new neighbor moves in, and he discovers that it is Jimmy "The Tulip" Teduski. His wife convinces him to go to Chicago and inform the mob boss who wants Jimmy dead.

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 6.6/10 (54,363 voted)

Critic's Score: 47/100

Director:
Jonathan Lynn

Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette

Storyline
Oz is a Montréal dentist, paying off debts so he can divorce his wife: the dislike is mutual. When she learns their new neighbor is hit man Jimmy the Tulip, with a price on his head, she sends Oz to Chicago to earn a finder's fee telling Mob boss Yanni where to find Jimmy. To get his wife off his back, Oz goes, his assistant Jill urging him to get laid while there. One of Yanni's men awaits Oz at the hotel; Oz's now in too deep to avoid telling Yanni what he knows. Meanwhile, Oz's wife rats on Oz to Jimmy, hoping Jimmy will kill Oz and she can cash in on life insurance. Oz meets Jimmy's wife (Yanni's captive), flips for her, and the double-crosses mount. Even Jill isn't whom she seems.

Cast:

Bruce Willis

Jimmy 'The Tulip' Tudeski


Matthew Perry

Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky


Rosanna Arquette

Sophie Oseransky


Michael Clarke Duncan

Franklin 'Frankie Figs' Figueroa


Natasha Henstridge

Cynthia Tudeski


Amanda Peet

Jill St. Claire


Kevin Pollak

Janni Pytor Gogolak


Harland Williams

Special Agent Steve Hanson


Carmen Ferland

Sophie's Mom

(as Carmen Ferlan)


Serge Christianssens

Mr. Boulez


Renee Madeline Le Guerrier

Waitress

(as Renée Madelaine Le Guerrier)


Jean-Guy Bouchard

Mover


Howard Bilerman

Dave Martin


Johnny Goar

Hungarian Hood


Deano Clavet

Polish Pug

Taglines:
In the heart of suburbia, a hit man with heart has just moved in.



Details

Official Website:
Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 18 February 2000

Filming Locations: 297 Rue Marcel-Giguère, Blainville, Québec, Canada



Box Office Details

Budget: $24,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,915,676
(USA)
(20 February 2000)
(2910 Screens)

Gross: $57,262,492
(USA)
(14 May 2000)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

When Volkswagen was approached about a product placement in the movie for its new Beetle, they said they would only pay if a male character drove the car, because there are already plenty of women who want to drive the new VW Beetles. However, it was decided that it was such a perfect car for Sophie to drive that they would use it anyway, even though Volkswagen didn't pay them.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Oz first confronts Jimmy as he is moving in, Jimmy's glasses appear and disappear from the front of his shirt.

Quotes:

[at the bank, Jill proposes double-crossing Jimmy, splitting the money, and running]

Jill St. Claire:
What do you think?

Cynthia:
I think… I know, that if we did, Jimmy would kill Oz.

Jill St. Claire:
So what? Think about it, Cynthia. We're talking about five million dollars each, here.

Cynthia:
[realizes]
The thing is… I think I love him.

Jill St. Claire:
You think? Sweetheart, for five million dollars, you'd better be damn sure!

Cynthia:
[smiles]
I am. I'm sorry, but… I love him.

Jill St. Claire:
You do?

Cynthia:
[laughs]
Yeah.

Jill St. Claire:
[grins back]
That's the right answer.



User Review

Gee, everyone is so sensitive to a mob comedy!

Rating: 7/10

Judging from the comments below, I guess being a hitman is not much to laugh
at…and the term 'black comedy' doesn't come to anyone's mind? Does that
extend to the fact that without George Raft going after Jack Lemmon & Tony
Curtis in "Some Like It Hot", they would have no reason to meet Marilyn, get
on a train to Miami, etc. etc. ??

Of course its not funny in real life that people get killed. But this comedy
starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry is very well done and had me
laughing about it even when it was over. It was so over the top and so
overpopulated with killers and gangsters and contract killings that at times
its hard to remember what's going on and who is out to kill whom, but it
does not matter at all since its all in fun.

I do not like either of the leads, generally speaking. I liked about five
out of all Bruce Willis' movies and Perry I've seen on his tv show and
enjoyed him but never really thought about him much. In this they are both
very well cast and when they strike up a friendship, its believable. Willis
does not do a 'goombah, fuggetaboutit' attitude or accent, thankfully, even
though his character has an Italian surname, and does not mug for the
audience at all.

Amanda Peet is very funny as a wanna-be hitwoman and a fan of the real
killers, and Michael Clarke Duncan is also very funny.

Only downside is Rosanna Arquette – bad casting choice here! Maybe someone
owed her a favor. Ironically, she is not one of the people who has a
contract out on her, though God knows she's annoying enough for one.