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A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 28 April 1995 (USA)
A pastry boy and the son of a hair-piece mogul become involved in an arson scandal. Sergio (John Leguizamo) is offered a bribe in exchange for taking the blame for the fire that destroyed ... See full summary »

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Joshua Brand

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Morgan Ward
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Baldwin ... Garet
John Leguizamo ... Sergio
Sadie Frost ... Hattie
Erika Eleniak ... Stephanie Potts
Michael Lerner ... Perry
Joan Plowright ... Mrs. Linzer
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Mr. Linzer
Mike Starr ... Sgt. Zikowski
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Jerry
Floyd Vivino Floyd Vivino ... Ass pincher
Babs Chula ... Ass pincher's wife
Tony Perri Tony Perri ... Man in car
Randy Butcher ... Driver
Lesley Kelly Lesley Kelly ... Jail policewoman / Desk officer
Jennifer Rolin Jennifer Rolin ... Maid
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Storyline

A pastry boy and the son of a hair-piece mogul become involved in an arson scandal. Sergio (John Leguizamo) is offered a bribe in exchange for taking the blame for the fire that destroyed his workplace. Garet (William Baldwin), the real arsonist, is apalled that someone else would try to take credit for his act of love. Before long, Sergio and Garet become entangled in a zany love-quadrangle involving Hattie (Sadie Frost) and Stephanie (Erika Eleniak). Written by Brian Whiting <bwhiting@holly.colostate.edu>

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pyromania | See All (1) »

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Warning: This is only a love story. Do not try this at home.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pyromaniac's Love Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$268,932, 30 April 1995

Gross USA:

$345,972

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$345,972
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hollywood Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Johnny Depp turned down the role of Garet. See more »

Quotes

Stephanie Potts: Let me explain something to you about the world. I've seen it. And if you think that once you leave, men get smarter
[shakes her head]
Stephanie Potts: they don't.
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Soundtracks

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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A fun, simple comedy with many interesting twists.
20 February 2004 | by GoMangoManSee all my reviews

I can't believe the low score this movie has. With only a bit more than 200 votes, i guess not very many people have seen it.

I would give this a 10 out of 10 in the category of the romantic comedy.

The casting is superb. Armin Mueller-Stahl is awesome as always. Joan Plowright, John Leguizamo, Sadie Frost. Each is simply perfect for their characters, and the characters are so varied and interesting. The music is lively and sets the stage nicely for the crazy twists the story takes.


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