Oliver is in trouble. He's been caught embezzling money from his father's company, and unless he can pay back the $250,000 he took (which he can't), he will be fired from his job, arrested and probably sent to jail. Meanwhile, his rich wife has not only refused to bail him out of this mess, she's planning to divorce him. Desperate, Oliver thinks up a way out. He takes out an insurance policy on his wife with him as the beneficiary, then hires a hit man to kill her. The only problem is that because the doctor who performed the examination is an incompetent fraud, the insurance policy is invalid. Desperate to call off the hit, Oliver tracks down the hit man, only to find that he's subcontracted the killing to another hit man. Tracking down that killer reveals that he, too, has hired it out to a third person, and so on, and so on. Just how many people are trying to kill Oliver's wife? Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Many exterior shots of mid-1970s Las Vegas are featured in this film, including especially the iconic Sands Hotel, where Clarice Oliver is staying. See more
Richard Libertini's character is referred to as "James Kirsten" several times and is listed that way on his office building's directory, but when Jordan Oliver and the other characters meet him he is thereafter referred to only as "Jack Kirsten." See more
[On the couch, speaking to his psychiatrist
And if I told you I was going to kill my wife, you wouldn't call the police?
I would not call the police, correct. I would let you kill her, and then we would talk about it at the next session.
And if I were to kill myself?
Ach, that would be a different question. You would not be able to talk about it at the next session. Besides, it is a much healthier thing to kill one's wife than to kill oneself.
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