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The titular satchel in “The Bag Man” is one of those coveted carry-ons, like the glowing briefcases of “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Pulp Fiction” fame, that everybody wants, nobody seems to know the contents of, and which makes a world of trouble for all who come into contact with it. They include a melancholy widower hitman (John Cusack) and the assorted denizens of a fleabag Louisiana motel in this self-consciously weird post-modern noir that wrests some formidable competition to emerge as one of the most head-scratching money jobs of both Cusack’s and special guest star Robert De Niro’s careers. Despite a decent $14,000 average in its opening frame on two U.S. screens, the future looks bleak for the reportedly self-financed debut feature of British director David Grovic, while the name cast may stimulate modestly better VOD traffic.
Though the script (credited to Grovic and Paul Conway) purports to »
- Scott Foundas
Check out the second poster for "The Bag Man" starring John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Robert De Niro and Dominic Purcell. The film is based on the original screenplay "Motel" by James Russo, now scripted by David Grovic and Paul Conway. Grovich also directs the crime thriller which tells the story of Jack (Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck but human touches. Hired by Dragna (De Niro), a legendary crime boss to complete a simple but unusual task, the plot centers around the anticipated arrival of Dragna who has summoned Jacjand a host of shady characters to a remote location for unknown reasons. Over the course of a long and violently eventful night awaiting Dragna's arrival, Jack's path crosses that of Rivk (Da Costa), a stunningly beautiful woman whose life becomes physically and emotionally entangled with Jack’s. When Dragna finally arrives on the scene there are sudden and extreme consequences for all. »
2 items from 2014
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