So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
Front Cover Actor
Nancy Travis Harriet Michaels
Anthony LaPaglia Tony Giardino
Amanda Plummer Rose Michaels
Brenda Fricker May Mackenzie
Charles Grodin Commandeered Car Driver
Debi Mazar Tony's Girlfriend "Susan"
Phil Hartman Alcatraz Guide
Steven J. Wright Pilot
Matt Doherty Heed
Mike Myers Charlie Mackenzie / Stuart Mackenzie
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Thomas Schlamme
Language English
Running Time 93 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Comic actor and former Saturday Night Live stock player Mike Myers attempted to transform himself from the goofy title character in Wayne's World (1992) (and its sequel) into a romantic leading man with this box office disappointment. Myers stars as Charlie Mackenzie, a San Francisco poet who meets the girl of his dreams, Harriet Michaels (Nancy Travis) when he stops to pick up some haggis for his parents at Meats of the World, a butcher shop where Harriet works. Although he's been neurotically commitment-phobic in the past (dumping one girlfriend because she "smelled like soup"), Charlie thinks Harriet could be the one. That is, until his mother May (Brenda Fricker) and cop best friend Tony (Anthony LaPaglia) begin to suspect that Harriet could be an axe-wielding serial killer who has butchered several husbands. Harriet's wacky sister Rose (Amanda Plummer) and her connection to several of the slayings make Charlie nervous, but he nevertheless pops the question, leading to an eventful honeymoon where all is revealed. Although So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) earned less than $12 million at the U.S. box office, Myers hit upon the Peter Sellers-inspired formula of playing various supporting characters with this film, portraying Charlie's amusingly paranoid father Stuart. The actor repeated the trick with greater success in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and its sequel. — Karl Williams
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Index 326
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1