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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

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Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a Detroit suburb where he's also contracted to kill someone). Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an "Assassin's Union." Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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A comedy about a hit man, a high school reunion, and the girl he left behind. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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11 April 1997 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,870,397 (USA) (11 April 1997)

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$28,014,536 (USA) (8 August 1997)
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The high school shown in the movie is actually John Marshall High School, Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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When DJ-ing, Debbie plays a Specials LP with the Two Tone Label on it. The song she played, Pressure Drop (originally done by Toots and the Maytals), never appeared on any Specials LPs on the Two Tone Label, but on an album released in 1996 called "Specials Today" on Chrysalis Records. See more »

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[to her son]
Mary Blank: You're a handsome devil. What's your name?
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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.1 (1997) See more »

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Sharks Can't Sleep
Written and Performed by Tracy Bonham
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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One of my favorite films
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some movies have a good story that is made great by the casting. This is one such film. It has a cast to die for and makes what could have been an interesting film superb.

John and Joan Cusack play great characters along with Minnie Driver in a film about a hit man returning to his home town for a high school reunion. he reconnects with a lost love while competitors are trying to rub him out.

There is an assortment of characters in the film: Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) as Dr. Oatman; Dan Akroyd as Blank's main competitor; Hank Azaria, K. Todd Freeman and Jeremy Piven.

This film has enough laughs amid the shooting and romance to satisfy anyone.


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