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Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

Tromeo, a filmmaker, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a former partner who tried to steal his business from him.

Director:

Lloyd Kaufman

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James Gunn (screenplay), Lloyd Kaufman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Jensen ... Juliet Capulet
Will Keenan ... Tromeo Que
Valentine Miele Valentine Miele ... Murray Martini
William Beckwith ... Cappy Capulet (as Maximillian Shaun)
Steve Gibbons Steve Gibbons ... London Arbuckle
Sean Gunn ... Sammy Capulet
Debbie Rochon ... Ness
Lemmy ... The Narrator
Stephen Blackehart ... Benny Que
Flip Brown Flip Brown ... Father Lawrence
Patrick Connor Patrick Connor ... Tyrone Capulet
Earl McKoy Earl McKoy ... Monty Que
Gene Terinoni Gene Terinoni ... Detective Ernie Scalus
Wendy Adams Wendy Adams ... Ingrid Capulet
Tamara Marie Watson ... Georgie Capulet (as Tamara Craig Thomas)
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A modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were affected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic. Written by Stephen Blackehart

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Taglines:

Body Piercing, Kinky Sex, Dismemberment. The Things That Made Shakespeare Great


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence/gore, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tromeo and Juliet See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2001 uncut re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Despite many claims, the film is not entirely in iambic pentameter. The first draft was, but James Gunn found it to be too tedious of work, so he simply told Lloyd Kaufman it was and he believed it all throughout shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Tyrone is getting dragged off with another car, the foreground clearly shows a stagnant building. See more »

Quotes

[Tyrone wants a word with Murray]
Murray Martini: A word with me? How about a word for me? Or better yet, how about a word for you? Let's see, a word for Tyrone Capulet. Boofball. Dickbag. Peon. Freak. Cocksucker. Shithead, ratcatcher, geek. Loser, anus, fruitcake, lunk, fiddlefucker, dweeb, feeb. Cunt. Assfuck; ah, that one's close to the mark. How 'bout guinea, schmuck, or pussyfart?
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

Available in 3 different versions: the unrated "director's cut", an R-rated version and the "broadcast T.V. approved" version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tomorrow by Midnight (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Martyr
Performed by Thorn
Written by Roy Mayorga and John Jesse
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
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Shakespeare + Troma = Entertainment
16 February 2009 | by LoneWolfAndCubSee all my reviews

Once upon a time, Troma, the company that brought us cinema classics such as: The Toxic Avenger, Rabid Grannies, Poultrygeist, Redneck Zombies and Surf Nazis Must Die, decided long ago to adapt Shakespeare's famous play, 'Romeo and Juliet.' This adaptation decided to spice up the story by adding kinky sex, extreme violence, genital monsters, body piercing and incest and it succeeded in creating a bizarre yet hilarious film. Anyone going into a Troma production should know what to expect, and that is irreverent and perverse comedy with plenty of political incorrectness. Expect plenty of nods to other Troma films and plenty of re-used gags (flipping cars and head squashing). Many may think it sounds like utter crap that only morons would find funny...they may be right, but at the same time they may need to lighten up and enjoy the insanity and mind-numbingness that is Tromeo and Juliet.

With a great cast, a funny script (by James Gunn and Lloyd Kaufman), a fitting soundtrack and plenty of great visual gags, Kaufman has yet again succeeded in turning what is right upside down and grossing the hell out of everyone. Get some popcorn, grab a beer, invite your friends over and enjoy Tromeo and Juliet for what it is, a Shakespeare adaptation with plenty of balls. The end.

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