A bookie is promoted to Hitman and seemingly excels at his new found job.


(as M. Wallace Wolodarsky)


(as M. Wallace Wolodarsky)
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Cosmo, an affectless mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home, is promoted to hitman. He learns his new trade from Steve, a seasoned killer. He falls in love with a yoga teacher, Jasmine, and must figure out a way to leave the mob so they can be together. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Cosmo's planning to get his life in order. He just has to kill a few people first.

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15 September 1995 (USA)  »

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A Sangue Frio  »

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Steve: If you've never been on a date before, how did you ever get laid?
Cosmo Reif: You know, different ways...
Steve: Hookers.
Cosmo Reif: Yeah.
Steve: And you've never had a girlfriend...
Cosmo Reif: No, never. I *have* been seeing the same hooker for a while.
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Another in the Best you've Never Seen
10 February 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

There are fewer and fewer ‘labours of love' in the movies these days- you start with a clever guy and a clever idea (right there most projects grind to a halt) get together a few bucks and some close ‘famous' friends-far too big a stars for this little project…and go out for an obscenely FEW amount of days and locations, add a little spit and bailing wire, and somehow come away with a movie.

Two Girls and a Guy is a good example, Let it Ride another one, but for my money, COLDBLOODED is the best of them all.

It's just that good.

Wallace Wolodarsky (supervising producer of The Simpsons) wrote and directed this darker than dark, black, dark black comedy about a young hit man protegee and his kooky environs.

Jason Priestly (as Cosmo Reif) shows the acting form not of Bev Hills 90210, but a foreshadow of his later work in Love and Death on Long Island. Kimberly Williams is perfect as the ingenue girlfriend, and Peter Riegert is spectacular as Cosmo's mentor Steve.

Robert Loggia, Janeane Garofalo and even Michael J Fox show up in smaller roles.

Not available on laser, you'll have to dig this one up on video, or on some of the more obscure cable options-but well worth the effort.

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