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
Blank's line "meet the new boss" in the diner breakfast scene is taken from The Who song "Won't Get Fooled Again". John Cusack is a big fan of The Who. See more »
While in the bar the lime slice in Martin's drink keeps switching from one side of the glass to the other side of the glass even though he never touches the glass the whole time. See more »
[Martin and Grocer have just killed Agents Lardner and McCullers]
Workers of the world, UNITE!
[point their empty guns at each other]
Look at that: Empty!
[Grocer pulls a fresh pistol as he hears Martin releasing the slide on his empty pistol]
Solidarity baby! You out?
So, what are you gonna do? You gonna THROW that gun at me?
How 'bout this? How 'bout I sell you a piece for a hundred Gs?
OK! Front me?
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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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