MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,632 this week

Jerry and Tom (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  4 December 1998 (Canada)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 1,509 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 15 critic

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 28 May 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 22 May 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 2361 titles
created 22 Jul 2014
 
a list of 44 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Jerry and Tom" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jerry and Tom (1998)

Jerry and Tom (1998) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jerry and Tom.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Safe Men (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves ... See full summary »

Director: John Hamburg
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Michael Lerner
Lawn Dogs (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn't quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kathleen Quinlan, Mischa Barton
The F Word (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

On the day of the Republican National Convention, radio show host Joe Pace joins the rallies, protests, delegates and citizens of NYC. Broadcasting his last show live, on-the-air, he goes on a one man march for free speech.

Director: Jed Weintrob
Stars: Josh Hamilton, Yul Vazquez, Zak Orth
Running Time (2002)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Two cool guys, with a love of Twinkie's, find themselves in a life and death game of who can eat the most cream-filled cakes. To survive, they are forced to wear cop glasses, and continually smoke cigarettes, to stay alive.

Director: Warren Biro
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Yul Vazquez
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking ... See full summary »

Director: Tom DiCillo
Stars: John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Catherine Keener
Club Land (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Saul Rubinek
Stars: Alan Alda, Steven Weber, Brad Garrett
Drunks (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At the beginning of a nightly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, Jim seems particularly troubled. His sponsor encourages him to talk that night, the first time in seven months, so he does - and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Cohn
Stars: Richard Lewis, Liza Harris, Liam Ahern
13 Moons (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?

Director: Alexandre Rockwell
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Bracco, Steve Buscemi
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters... See full summary »

Director: Sam Henry Kass
Stars: Holt McCallany, Michael Badalucco, Nicholas Turturro
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jack is a middle aged, overweight shoe store owner with a secure upper middle class lifestyle, including a beautiful, demanding trophy wife. When Jack "runs into" Rosie and Louie, small ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Ornstein
Stars: Paul Barry, Alison Fraser, Allen Garfield
The Poet (2003)
Thriller | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A contract killer sees a chance to free himself from a tragic past.

Director: Paul Hills
Stars: Dougray Scott, Laura Harring, Jürgen Prochnow
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Hannah Weyer
Stars: Aesha Waks, Summer Phoenix, J. Smith-Cameron
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tom
...
Jerry
...
Billy
...
The Guy Who Loved Vicki
...
Vic
...
Karl
...
Stanley
...
Deb
...
Vicki Torrance
Dwayne McLean ...
'B' Movie Bad Guy #1
Billy Oliver ...
'B' Movie Bad Guy #2
C.J. Fidler ...
'B' Movie Actress (as C.J. Fiddler)
Alyson Court ...
Jacki
Graeme Millington ...
Brad
Lindsey Connell ...
Sandra
Edit

Storyline

Tom and Jerry are two hit men, they work by day at a third-rate second-hand car dealership. Tom is a veteran and Jerry is a novice in their business, and their attitude toward their profession differs a lot. It shows when Tom is required to kill his old friend Karl. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two little words. Two huge, little words ... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 December 1998 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Jerry & Tom  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom: You want us to take the hood off for a while?
Stanley: No thanks.
Tom: Could be a while, make it easier to breathe...
Stanley: I'm okay.
Tom: Suit yourself.
See more »

Soundtracks

Mannish Boy
Written by Melvin London, Bo Diddley and Muddy Waters
Performed by Muddy Waters
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wry Black Comedy
23 February 2001 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

One has to have a morbid sense of humor to enjoy this wry black comedy about two used car salesmen who moonlight as contract killers. The comedy is very tongue in cheek as these two miscreants matter-of-factly whack a dozen or so marked men while bickering over trivialities.

The gag is funny at first, but wears thin as we are treated to minor variations on the same theme for an hour and a half. Other than some innovative scene transitions, the direction by veteran TV director Saul Rubinek was nothing special, except I suppose he made good use of a very limited budget. The story was taken from a play by Rick Cleveland, (`The West Wing' TV series) and Rubinek maintained the theatrical feel using simple sets and concentrating mainly on the actors.

Joe Mantegna is an excellent tough-guy character actor and conjures another terrific mobster. He is a tough but practical murderer who takes the task as strictly business and longs to get out of the game. Sam Rockwell is also good as his dim-witted cohort, who begins to like his work a bit too much. Charles Durning gives a droll performance as an over-the-hill hit man who wants to write a book about his targets. There are also cameos by William Macy, Ted Danson and Peter Riegert.

This is a better than average B movie with some acting performances that are worth seeing. I rated it a 6/10. It is funny in a perverse way, and Mantegna's performance is a treat.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Song from the Intro - Help!!! Rodeozebra
I you like humor and violence blended up and served cold, BUY this movie darkelement666
Ted Danson lo_key
The bear joke xetron
This was good, until the end.... bellybutton1221@yahoo.com
Mamet feel. MarkTaranto
Discuss Jerry and Tom (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?