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Kill Me Again (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  27 October 1989 (USA)
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A young detective becomes involved with a beautiful woman on the run from the mob and her psychopath boyfriend.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Mulligan ...
Vince Miller
Fay Forrester (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Robert Schuch ...
Collection Agent #1
Duane Tucker ...
Collection Agent #2
Molly Flanegin ...
Gossipy Motel Clerk
Dominic Dinino ...
Rest Stop Little Boy
Daniel Dorse ...
Rest Stop Father
Jack's Secretary
Jim Boeke ...
Alan Swayzie (as Jonathan Gries)
Michael Sharrett ...
Tim the Motel Clerk
Debby Lynn Ross ...
Kathy the Drowned Wife


Fay Forrester, an attractive young lady wants to escape from her violent and jealous boyfriend Vince. So she hires Jack Andrews, a second class private investigator to arrange her death. She wants to restart her life with a new identity and the money she robbed together with Vince. Because of Jack's financial problems he joins Fay after her fake death. Unfortunately Vince finds out that Fay's still alive. The hunt for Jack, Fay and the money begins... Written by Markus Lasermann <>

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27 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dinheiro Sujo  »

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$283,694 (USA)

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In the yellow pages, the address of the PI is on Dahl Ave. - a joke by the art department to the director, before they knew the address would be visible on-screen. See more »


Jack's sideburns when he drives Fay to the police station. See more »


References Viva Las Vegas (1964) See more »


Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Written by Jerome Kern and Otto A. Harbach
Performed by Dinah Washington
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Double crossing
26 August 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

John Dahl has mastered this genre almost effortlessly. "Kill Me Again" shows him in great form. The screen play by the director and David Warfield has all the makings of a film noir, which Mr. Dahl's executes beautifully.

The great coup for the director is the first rate performances he gets out of his cast. Val Kilmer, plays Jack Andrews, a Reno P.I., fighting some demons of his own. Andrews falls for the vixen Fay Forrester who comes knocking at his office door seeking to solve her problems, but instead, she uses Jack shamelessly.

Fay Forrester, the calculating dame of the story, has in turn double crossed her own partner Vince Miller, who doesn't give up trying to find what belongs to him. Jack Andrews in the end, proves he is more resourceful than Vince and Fay in an ironic twist at the end.

Val Kilmer had one of the best opportunities of his career and he runs away with the movie. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, is excellent as the calculating Fay. Michael Madsen portrays yet another bad guy with great verve.

Mr. Dahl delivers a satisfying film that will not disappoint.

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