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A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic ... See full summary »

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Martin Lawrence

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Martin Lawrence (story), Martin Lawrence (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Darnell Wright
Lynn Whitfield ... Brandi Web
Regina King ... Mia
Bobby Brown ... Tee
Della Reese ... Ma Wright
Malinda Williams ... Erica Wright
Daryl Mitchell ... Earl (as Daryl M. Mitchell)
Roger E. Mosley ... Smitty
Simbi Kali ... Adrienne (as Simbi Khali)
Tangie Ambrose ... Nikki
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Gwen (as Wendy Robinson)
Stacii Jae Johnson Stacii Jae Johnson ... Peaches
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Reggie (as Miguel A. Nunez Jr.)
Faizon Love ... Manny
Michael Bell ... Marvis
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Storyline

An observable, fast-talking party man Darnell Wright, gets his punishment when one of his conquests takes it personally and comes back for revenge in this 'Fatal Attraction'-esque comic thriller. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, a sex scene and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thin Line Between Love & Hate See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,310,414, 7 April 1996

Gross USA:

$34,767,836

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,599,803
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Martin Lawrence. See more »

Goofs

When Brandi goes to Darnell's mother's house, the cameraman is reflected in the car's tinted rear window as she speeds off. See more »

Quotes

Ma Wright: I know you didn't touch her, baby. I raised you better than that. The Lord must've been watching out over your stupid ass.
Darnell 'Deeny: Hey, I cut her off. She was into some crazy shit, mama. She was wild - buck wild.
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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Got My Mind Trippin'
Performed by Ganjah K
Produced by Touch
Written by K. McKlendon, Al Green and Teenie Hodges
Courtesy of Pallas Records
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Thin Line Between Love and Hate, A ('96)
28 March 2004 | by BuggiebladeSee all my reviews

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a comedy/drama that revolves around a "player" played by Martin Lawrence who is looking for a special woman to call his own. During his search, he gets involve with a young lady who gives him more than he can bargain for (played by the very voluptuous Whitfield). The acting is sub-par but the story brings a very good twist on an over-told story. This film reminds me of "Fatal Attraction" in many ways.

It is a decent film that is slept on because of the acting. I have "Thin Line" in my collection and rated it a 7/10. Pretty good if you're not expecting Oscar caliber performances and A-level talent. A pretty good pick up if it is on sale.

Peace... Buggieblade


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