Commandments (1997)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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His wife dies, his house destroyed, gets fired and his dog struck by lightning, when he shouts "Why?" at God. He decides to break all ten commandments. He moves in with his sister-in-law and cheating reporter husband.




  • Commandments (1997)
  • Anthony LaPaglia in Commandments (1997)
  • Courteney Cox in Commandments (1997)
  • Courteney Cox and Aidan Quinn in Commandments (1997)
  • Commandments (1997)
  • Commandments (1997)

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20 January 1999 | Stalwart
Interesting, dark work
There's good work being done here by the principals--I can't decide which of them I like the most, really, although Anthony LaPaglia's noirish everyday scumbag is the best-written of the three. While the story has its weaknesses, it works fine enough for this sort of unassuming film that tells a story in its own meandering way. Courtney Cox finally comes out of her shell, finally playing a likable character, and she proves a worthy receptacle for most of the camera's adoration. All around, a good date rental for those who won't be put off by the sacreligious plotline.

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Release Date:

2 May 1997



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Montauk, New York, USA

Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$312,437 4 May 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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