I Love You Phillip Morris

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I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is the improbable but true story of a spectacular charismatic conman's journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly... read more
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I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS is the improbable but true story of a spectacular charismatic conman's journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions, all in the name of love. Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) leads a seemingly average life, an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie (Leslie Mann), and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he's gay and he's going to live life to the fullest even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft spoken man named Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another. Told with an uncanny sense of humour and a lot of heart, "I Love You Phillip Morris" is an oddball tale of what can happen when the legal system, a daredevil spirit and undying love collide.

Original Release

01/18/2009

US Release

01/18/2009

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Cast

Jim Carrey Night Guard (as James Garrity)
Ewan McGregor Phillip Morris
Leslie Mann Debbie
Rodrigo Santoro Jimmy
Brennan Brown Birkheim
Nicholas Alexander Steven's 11-Year-Old Brother
Tony Bentley Racist Client
Michael Beasley Release Officer
Sean Boyd Policeman
Marcus Lyle Brown Young Doctor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Writers

John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Steve McVicker

Cast

Jim Carrey Night Guard (as James Garrity)
Ewan McGregor Phillip Morris
Leslie Mann Debbie
Rodrigo Santoro Jimmy
Brennan Brown Birkheim
Nicholas Alexander Steven's 11-Year-Old Brother
Tony Bentley Racist Client
Michael Beasley Release Officer
Sean Boyd Policeman
Marcus Lyle Brown Young Doctor
Annie Golden Eudora
Marc Macaulay Houston Cop
Griff Furst Mark
Michael Showers Gary
Louis Herthum Doctor
Antoni Corone Lindholm
Dameon Clarke Houston Lawyer
Lance E. Nichols Houston Judge (as Lance Nichols)
Michael Mandell Cleavon
Marylouise Burke Barbara Bascombe (as Mary Louise Burke)

Producers

Luc Besson Executive Producer
Linda Fields Executive Producer
Jeffrey Harlacker Executive Producer
Andrew Lazar Executive Producer
Richard Middleton Executive Producer
Far Shariat Executive Producer
Miri Yoon Executive Producer
Far Shariat Producer
Andrew Lazar Producer
Linda Fields Producer
Jeffrey Harlacker Producer
Richard Middleton Producer
Miri Yoon Producer
Bethany Bilsky Producer

Editors

Thomas J. Nordberg, Stéphane Garnier

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