Released in 1993, So I Married an Axe Murderer is a popular cult movie starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. This romantic black-comedy movie is largely considered one of Myers’ best films and many fans were surprised to learn that the comedian’s new Netflix series, The Pentaverate, is actually a spinoff of the Thomas Schlamme-directed movie.
Besides Myers, The Pentaverate star Debi Mazar also appeared in both projects. Given the connection between the two, you might be asking yourself whether or not So I Married an Axe Murderer is currently streaming on Netflix so you can refresh your memory (or watch it for the first time!)
Sadly, the 1993 flick is not available to watch on Netflix. So while all six episodes of The Pentaverate are now streaming, you’ll have to look elsewhere to watch the movie that preceded it.
Where to watch So I Married an Axe Murderer
If you want to stream the movie, you’ll need a subscription to Starz, which is the only place the film is currently streaming.
It is also available to rent or buy via digital retailers like Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Vudu and Google Play. The price is the same on all the platforms, it’s $3.99 to rent and $12.99 to purchase a digital copy.
What is the connection between So I Married an Axe Murderer and The Pentaverate?
The connection is actually pretty small, but it’s still a pointed one. In the 1993 film, one of Myers’ characters, Stuart MacKenzie, makes a joke about Colonel Saunders—yes that Colonel—and his supposed allegiance to the secret group that runs the world known as the Pentaverate.
Here’s a clip from the movie with the actual scene in question!
"“It’s a well-known fact, sonny Jim, that there is a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world known as the Pentaverate who run everything in the world, including the newspaper, and they meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado known as The Meadows.”Stuart then says that the group is composed of, “the queen, the Vatican, the Gettys, the Rothschilds and Colonel Sanders,” yes, the KFC guy, who Stuart hates with a passion. “I hated the Colonel with his wee beady eyes and that smug look on his face, ‘Oh, you’re going to buy my chicken!'”"
And there you have it, now the Pentaverate has taken on a life of its own in the series now streaming on Netflix.