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Commandments is a 1997 romantic comedy-drama which was written and directed by Daniel Taplitz and stars Aidan Quinn, Courteney Cox and Anthony LaPaglia. The executive producer was Ivan Reitman.

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US DVD cover
Directed by Daniel Taplitz
Produced by Michael Chinich
Daniel Goldberg
Joe Medjuck
Written by Daniel Taplitz
Narrated by Anthony LaPalgia
Cinematography Slawomir Idziak
Edited by Michael Jablow (fr)
Northern Lights Entertainment
Gramercy Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
May 2, 1997 (1997-05-02)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million
Box office $548,562[1]


Plot SynopsisEdit

Ever since Seth Warner's (Aidan Quinn) wife died two years ago, his life has gone to pieces. In his rage he affronts God who seemingly responds by crippling his dog. So Seth sets out to break all of the ten commandments. Moving in with his sister-in-law, Rachel (Courteney Cox), and her reporter-husband, Harry (Anthony LaPaglia), he systematically starts breaking each of the commandments, increasingly aided by Harry.

Critical receptionEdit

The film has received negative reviews, with a 24% "rotten" rating by the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes,[2] based on 17 reviews.


  1. ^ The Numbers. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  2. ^ Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-04-10.

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