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Wimpy dentist Oz (Perry) has his life turned to chaos when former hit man Jimmy (Willis) moves in next door, inspiring his wife Sophie (Arquette), who's bored and wants Oz dead for the insurance money, and Jill, Oz's receptionist, who aspires to be a hit woman herself. Sophie nags Oz into a plot to alert Jimmy's former employers of his whereabouts, which brings in a whole bunch of new over-the-top characters, all of whom want somebody dead. While it's true that most of the plot elements are not only ridiculous, but cribbed from other hit man movies, this one works because the actors all do fine jobs (except maybe Arquette), and seem to be having a good time. One of those movies that plays much better on video than on the big screen.

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Available on Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Witness Protection Program, Strained Suburbia, Black Comedy, Slapstick Comedy, Hit Men/Women, Montreal, Chicago, Dental Mayhem, Romantic Triangles, So I Amuse You?, Insurance
Mitchell Kapner
Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Rosanna Arquette, Kevin Pollak, Harland Williams
David Franco
Jonathan Lynn
Randy Edelman
Morgan Creek Productions

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The Whole Nine Yards
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Another amazing Bruce Willis movie. Oz is a dentist from Montréal, paying off debts so he can divorce his wife. 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.