A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
5.0/ 10 (1982 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for strong language, a sex scene and some violence

Production Company
Jackson/McHenry Company,The [us]
Savoy Pictures [us]
You Go Boy! Productions

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 3 April 1996
(Germany) - 9 May 1996
(UK) - 28 June 1996
(Australia) - 25 July 1996
(South Africa) - 18 October 1996

Running Time

When you play, you pay. She's had it with bad boys. Now it's time to get even... While some women are waiting to exhale, this one is ready to get even.

african-american, battle-of-the-sexes, chauvinist, cynicism, dating, discrimination, farce, femme-fatale, fiancee, independent-film, irreverence, misogyny, mother-son-relationship, nightclub, obsession, obsessive-love, racial-slur, revenge, stalker, stalking, title-based-on-song, vandalism, womanizer,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Bell, Michael (I) as [Marvis] <15>
  2. Brown, Bobby (I) as [Tee] <4>
  3. Edmonds, Dartanyan as (as Dartanyan Edmunds) [Rodney] <16>
  4. Lawrence, Martin (I) as [Darnell] <1>
  5. Lister, Tommy Tiny as (as Tiny Lister) [Tyrone] <19>
  6. Love, Faizon as [Manny] <14>
  7. Mitchell, Daryl (I) as (also as Daryl M. Mitchell) [Earl] <7>
  8. Morgan, Tracy (II) as [Bartender] <20>
  9. Mosley, Roger E. as [Smitty] <8>
  10. Núñez Jr., Miguel A. as (as Miguel A. Nunez Jr.) [Reggie] <13>
  11. Stevens, Arkay as [Officer #2] <22>
  12. Stillman, Tom as [Officer #1] <21>
  13. Taliferro, Michael as [Club Security #1] <18>
  14. Walker, Charles (I) as [Officer Evans] <23>
  15. Ambrose, Tangie as [Nikki] <10>
  16. Bohanon, Greer as [Parking Attendant] <17>
  17. Johnson, Stacii Jae as [Peaches] <12>
  18. Khali, Simbi as [Adrienne] <9>
  19. King, Regina (I) as [Mia] <3>
  20. Reese, Della as [Ma Wright] <5>
  21. Robinson, Wendy Raquel as (as Wendy Robinson) [Gwen] <11>
  22. Whitfield, Lynn as [Brandi] <2>
  23. Williams, Malinda as [Erica] <6>


  1. Comedy
  2. Crime
  3. Romance
  4. Thriller

Full Plot

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. Anonymous Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 8,000,000 GR: USD 34,746,109 (USA) (18 August 1996) GR: USD 34,921,530 (USA) (11 August 1996) GR: USD 34,873,513 (USA) (4 August 1996) GR: USD 34,804,278 (USA) (28 July 1996) GR: USD 34,713,000 (USA) (21 July 1996) GR: USD 34,565,500 (USA) (14 July 1996) SD: 5 June 1995 - 11 August 1995

Movie Certificate

12 (Iceland)
MA (Australia)
M/12 (Portugal)(video premiere)
18 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Troutman, Roger


  1. Kenny, Francis (I) (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Castro, Eduardo (I)


Fox Network [us] - (1999) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
New Line Cinema [us] - (1996) (USA) (theatrical)
Prooptiki Video [gr] - (1996) (Greece) (VHS)

Film Editors

  1. Carter, John (I)


  1. Allain, Aurorah (choreographer)
  2. Bailey, Kimberly (I) (adr voice)
  3. Baldwin, Wenden K. (title designer)
  4. Bantu, Ryan Stefan (production assistant) (as Ryan Brown)
  5. Barnes, Sean C. (office production assistant)
  6. Barnett, Jo (production accountant)
  7. Barry, Alpha (special assistant to producers)
  8. Bitting, Myron (coordinator: L.A.P.D.)
  9. Bluhm, Brady (adr voice)
  10. Brown, Willie (II) (craft service)
  11. Brugger, Robert D. (medic) (as Robert Brugger)
  12. Burnett, Max (office production assistant)
  13. Clay, Stanley Bennett (adr voice)
  14. Collins, Ricky (I) (adr voice)
  15. Crocker-Shulman, Bobbi (accounting assistant)
  16. Cronin, Martha (production accountant)
  17. Cross, Derik (cast security)
  18. Davis, Sarah (II) (adr voice)
  19. Davison, Michelle (adr voice)
  20. Estrada, Ruben Antonio (security supervisor)
  21. Flournoy, Bobby (additional craft service)
  22. Friedman, Ashley R. (location manager) (as Ashley Friedman)
  23. Gonzales, Richard (I) (key set production assistant)
  24. Hall, J.D. (I) (adr voice)
  25. Harris, Shedrick (additional location assistant)
  26. Higa, Noessa (production assistant) (as Noesa Higa)
  27. Huddgins, Alvin (special orange juice maker to producers)
  28. Jacobs, Miriam Holder (production coordinator) (as Miriam Jacobs)
  29. Johnson, Lonnie (I) (medic)
  30. Jorden, Robin (production assistant)
  31. Kelley, Deanna (office production assistant)
  32. King, Carlyle (adr voice)
  33. Knowlton, Rebecca (first assistant accountant) (as Rebecca S. Knowlton)
  34. Krywicki, Robert (payroll accountant)
  35. Lampkin, Sean (assistant: Mr. Lawrence)
  36. LaRosa, Kevin (I) (helicopter pilot: Jetcopters Spacecam) (as Kevin La Rosa)
  37. Lawrence, Robert (XI) (consultant: Mr. Lawrence)
  38. Lawson, David R. (medic) (as David Lawson)
  39. Lifford, Tina (adr voice)
  40. Lilley, Jack (I) (animal wrangler boss)
  41. Lin, Jun C. (assistant location manager)
  42. Masumoto, Mike James (assistant location manager) (as Michael J. Matsumoto)
  43. Mathews, Terence (adr voice)
  44. Maxwell, Toussaint (production assistant) (as Toussaint 'Sunrise' Maxwell)
  45. McCharen, David (adr voice)
  46. McIntyre, Beverly (I) (additional craft service)
  47. Michaelson, Steve (II) (caterer) (as Steve Michelson)
  48. Mitchell, Towanna (executive assistant to producers)
  49. Montiforte, Mary (post production accountant)
  50. Montiforte, Sam (post production accountant)
  51. Paddock, Tracy E. (assistant production coordinator)
  52. Perez, Gilbert (I) (cast security)
  53. Petras, Diana (executive assistant: Mr. Carraro)
  54. Pope, Juan (adr voice) (as J. Lamont Pope)
  55. Proctor, Rae (assistant: Mr. Lawrence)
  56. Reed, Derrick (additional choreographer)
  57. Regli, Jenny (adr voice)
  58. Reznick, Rhonda (first assistant accountant)
  59. Salzer, Chanel (additional location assistant)
  60. Schwartz, Gary (I) (adr voice)
  61. Sher, Adam J. (assistant to producers) (as Adam Sher)
  62. Smith, Cheryl Tyre (adr voice)
  63. Stephens, Jennifer (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  64. Stuart, Laura (production coordinator)
  65. Sánchez, Melisa (script supervisor) (as Melisa Renee Sanchez)
  66. Warren Jr., Vernon 'Big Dog' (cast security)
  67. Whack, Kenneth (assistant: Mr. Lawrence)
  68. Wheeler, Kelly (I) (adr voice)
  69. Wigglesworth, Gary (chef)
  70. Wigglesworth, Jennifer (chef assistant)
  71. Williams, Billy 'Sly' (adr voice)
  72. Woodworth, Dina (second assistant accountant)
  73. Zalduondo, Ruth (adr voice)
  74. Ziehl, Cathy (production secretary)


Brandi Web: You put your hands on the wrong woman. Brandi Web: So tell me something, Darnell. You still the man? The main man? You know what you are? And I didn't think so. You're a dog. A mad dog, to be exact. And do you know what they do with mad dogs? I can't hear you. Darnell 'Deeny: No, what they do with mad dogs? Brandi Web: [pulls out a gun] They shoot mad dogs! Ma Wright: It's a thin line between love and hate. Nikki: Nigger, you full of shit! Gwen: All your damn promises! Get out of my face! [Brandi is holding Mia at gunpoint] Mia Williams: I bet you ain't shit without that gun! Brandi Web: I don't know what your selling... but I'm not buying. 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. Darnell 'Deeny: Clovis' little brother? Mama, you can't let her go out with him. He macks more women than... than... Ma Wright: The one I'm looking at right now? Brandi Web: You can trust horses. They don't let you down. People always let you down. Especially men. Brandi Web: I'm not going to shoot you. Not for myself, no. I'm going to shoot you for all women. Brandi Web: You know, a man just comes along and he buys us off a shelf. Then he plays. Plays with us until he thinks we're no longer fun. Or until he gets us all dirty, right? Then he just wants to throw us away. Nikki: Now, see what you need to be doing, Darnell, is taking care of me. Darnell 'Deeny: Uh, now when did we establish that you were my woman? Nikki: [sharply] When I opened my legs to you, baby! The contract was signed then. Parking Attendant: [while arguing with Tee over a parking ticket] But the time is expired! Tee: [while leaning closely towards the parking attendant] Hey, now, baby, the time... you dealing with the time, now... Parking Attendant: Uh, excuse me? Wait a minute, what is all this? Could you back up? Cause you are ALL in my space. Tee: [taking out a card] I'm gonna do you a favor. I'm going to give you this. Chocolate City VIP, baby. Parking Attendant: [snatching the card] Yeah, whatever. I have to go, all right? [hands Tee the ticket] Tee: Hey, write your number down on there. Write your number. Parking Attendant: Look, brah, the only number you're getting is the number to the ticket office, all right? Cause I gots to GO. Step off. [heads to her car] Tee: Hey, sweetheart, you ain't gotta to be so mean. Parking Attendant: Whatever. Tee: You still look good. I'll call you later. Tee: But Smitty, I was working! Smitty: I don't care if you were selling oranges by the freeway. I DON'T pay for parking tickets. Tee: How you doing, baby? Brandi Web: [coldly] "How am I doing, baby?" I'm not your baby. Tee: Excuse me. Most men would have called you stuck up, looking all like a Barbie doll. Darnell 'Deeny: [narrating] And that was it. The moment that changed my entire life. Darnell 'Deeny: [running up to Brandi] Excuse me, excuse me. Hey, um... Brandi Web: [glaring at Tee] That's no way to talk to a lady! Tee: [mockingly] Oh, Madame... Darnell 'Deeny: Look, he didn't mean anything by it. He didn't mean it. Tee: [rudely] Yes, I did! Darnell 'Deeny: I'm sorry, it's just that he was dropped on his head as a baby and he's been a little rattled ever since. Brandi Web: I see. Well, perhaps I should arrange for him to fall on his head again so he can get unrattled. Darnell 'Deeny: [while visiting his mother] So, what's up, Ma? You been watching the talk shows? Ma Wright: I don't watch that junk! I've got enough trouble in my life already!

Other Titles

  1. A Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996) (ENG)
    (USA) (video box title)

  2. La linea sottile tra odio e amore (1996) (ENG)

  3. Mister Bombastic (1996) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. City Hall - 200 N. Spring Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. Los Angeles, California, USA


- 'Simbi Khali' (qv), who plays the shy, soft-spoken Adrienne, had previously worked with 'Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv) on his self-titled hit show _"Martin" (1992)_ (qv).

- 'Regina King (I)' (qv), who played Mia, was pregnant during the filming of this movie and didn't tell anyone until the movie was finished.