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Mr. Wrong (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 February 1996 (USA)
A lonely single woman finds the seemingly-perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged, possessive other personality emerges and she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll-and-Hyde true nature.

Director:

Nick Castle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen DeGeneres ... Martha Alston
Bill Pullman ... Whitman Crawford
Joan Cusack ... Inga Gunther
Dean Stockwell ... Jack Tramonte
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Crawford
John Livingston ... Walter
Robert Goulet ... Dick Braxton
Ellen Cleghorne ... Jane
Hope Davis ... Annie
Brad William Henke ... Bob (as Brad Henke)
Christine Cattell ... Nancy Culpepper
Peter White ... Mr. Alston
Polly Holliday ... Mrs. Alston
Briant Wells Briant Wells ... Stuart
Camille Saviola ... Consuela
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Storyline

Martha Alston (Ellen DeGeneres) is a single woman working at a television talk show. When her younger sister gets married, everyone wonders when Martha will meet Mr. Right and tie the knot. By chance Martha suddenly meets a handsome stranger named Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman), the two fall madly in love. But Martha soon discovers little quirks in Whitman, little quirks that become horrifying nightmares. But by the time she realizes that she must break up with him, it'll take more than subtle hints to make him go away; she'll need to get into the most outrageous predicaments to rid herself of Mr. Wrong. Written by Eric Yang <esy@netcom.com>

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He loved her from afar. It wasn't far enough.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude language, some sex related scenes and drug content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

David Arquette, Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, and Noah Wyle screentested for the role of Walter. See more »

Goofs

Martha's father says "This is the best God damned gazpacho I have ever had ever tasted," nearly running "ever had ever tasted" together, because the line was "ever tasted" and he accidentally said "ever had"; the director opted to leave the flub in. See more »

Quotes

Inga Gunther: [about to open a jar of ants] prepare to be consumed, Martha Alston! PREPARE TO BE... oh, God! They're dead. Bob?
Bob: They are?
Inga Gunther: Yes, didn't you feed them?
Bob: i thought you said you wanted them hungry?
Inga Gunther: HUNGRY, Bob! Not DEAD! Now what are we gonna do?
Martha: We could re-schedule, like, you know, next Tuesday is good for me.
Inga Gunther: Dream on, little beauty!
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Crazy Credits

The text "Bonnie Raitt has donated her licensing fee to charity" appears during the end credits. See more »

Connections

Features Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Too Soon to Tell
Written by Mike Reid and Rory Bourke
Performed by Bonnie Raitt
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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User Reviews

 
Let's talk about "black comedy"...and how this is a total failure...
23 May 2008 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Mr. Wrong" had to be written as a "black comedy", but unfortunately misses the mark by a wide margin. The main problem is that the film is not outrageous enough. Bill Pullman's character resorts to becoming a mean stalker after his rejection by Ellen DeGeneris. At this point the movie turns into nothing more than a glorified cartoon. In order for dark comedy to succeed, it can be outrageous, but not mean spirited. Killing perverts to finance their dream restaurant worked wonders in "Eating Raoul". Here, simply destroying someone's life, for one's own pleasure, is totally off-putting, and not funny. A big disappointment, and definitely not "black comedy". - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Wrong See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,106,797, 18 February 1996

Gross USA:

$12,825,141

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,825,141
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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