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Men of Respect (1990)

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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ... See full summary »

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A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on others. However, with power comes consequences that are also predicted by the seer. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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You only respect what you fear.

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an interesting adaptation
2 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The scene with the gypsies (witches) came as a complete surprise, very few viewers would appreciate a small detail that just blew my socks off. In that somewhat creepy scene, there was a song/music in the background. What made it especially haunting was that it was being sung in Romanian, and roughly translated into English the voice was saying, "Throw the dirt on top of me (implying he is in a grave) so that I no longer have to see the pain and sorrow..." Little details like this made the movie brilliant -- of course, you may have to be Romanian to appreciate it, but still....

Some may say that the movie isn't 'Shakespearian' enough. But this adaptation was done very creatively and captures Shakespeare's themes quite well. It's even more interesting when you consider that Shakespeare himself borrowed and got creative with themes, symbolism, story lines, and characterizations from a much older literary source, that of the Bible. Consider Ahab and Jezebel, washing the blood off one's hands, the witches of Endor, divine judgment, all were incorporated in the story of Macbeth, and carry over into this film as well. This is a movie you can watch over and over again, and catch interesting new details each time.


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