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Man with a Gun (1995)

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Madsen plays an assassin who's hired to kill the woman he loves.

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Storyline

Take a walk on the dark side with hired gun John Hardin. When Hardin's boss, powerful mobster Jack Rushton puts a contract out on his scheming and sexy wife Rena, Hardin confronts an assassin's worst fear-having to kill his own lover. Rena is counting on having Hardin kill her twin sister instead, but she didn't count on Hardin having a conscience. And when he refuses to murder an innocent woman, he finds himself trapped between lust and loyalty in a deadly game of blackmail, betrayal and brutality. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Between Blackmail and Betrayal is a Chance for Murder.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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7 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Henry is doing a maze puzzle when Roy and his thugs walk into the bar. But after they talk, it soon changes to a crossword puzzle. See more »

Quotes

[During sex]
John Wilbur Hardin: Your husband hired me to kill you.
Rena Rushton, Kathy Payne: And this is how you're going to do it?
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Referenced in Dog Watch (1997) See more »

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Atmosphere aplenty, not much more

I rented this movie because I like both the leads, namely, Michael Madsen and Jennifer Tilly. Well, they (along with Robert Loggia and Gary Busey) play to type, the cynical but thoughtful man with a gun and the female fatale that you would not want to cross. The problem is that this movie is basically all atmosphere without much of a story to make it that interesting. Madsen is a world weary hitman who has a conscience -- he can't kill Tilly's innocent twin (Tilly as an innocent is almost worth the price of the rental), so he protects her no matter how dangerous it might be. Loggia and Busey complete the typecasting as mob members, Busey giving his typical performance as a bit of a nut. It is probably worth the price of the rental for fans of the genre (I guess film noir fits) and the stars, but it all seemed by the numbers to me. Madsen in particular deserves better roles -- you are better off checking out "House in the Hills"


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