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Cohen
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Harley Cross ...
Travis Knight
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Jeff Knight
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Martha Knight
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FBI George
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FBI Fred
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FBI Roy (as Andrew R. Gill)
Frank Bates ...
Highway Patrolman
James Jeter ...
Trooper #1
Jeff Bennett ...
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Ted Baader ...
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A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when their prisoner uses unnatural guile and resourcefulness to play them off against each other. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They were hired killers going up against the deadliest force of all. Each other.

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The finale where Cohen rams a roadblock is actually the off-ramp from Interstate 45 to McKinney Street. The building in the foreground is the Houston City Hall Annex, located at 900 Bagby. See more »

Goofs

During the nighttime driving scenes, many round white glares from freeway lights are visible through the side windows of Cohen and Tate's car. However, even though the vehicle is traveling at freeway speeds, these lights barely move. See more »

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Tate: Hey what's the last thing that goes through a bug's mind when it hits a windshield? IT'S ASS
[He and Cohen laugh]
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A black comedy of conflict between two hit men and a boy.
30 April 2006 | by (Scotland UK) – See all my reviews

I cannot understand why this movie has not been given better reviews. One of those films which surprises you with its originality and which having seen it you cannot understand why it has not been given more screen time.

Brilliant professional acting between Baldwin and Scheider keeps you guessing till the end as to who is going to win the battle of wills between the two men and the boy. A terrific black comedy of errors which makes you feel almost sorry for the two hit men. It would be a mistake not to watch this movie simply because you have read the bad reviews of it on this site.

It deserves to be released worldwide on DVD.


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