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Jerry and Tom (1998)

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 »

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Tom
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Jerry
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Billy
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The Guy Who Loved Vicki
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Vic
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Karl
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Stanley
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Deb
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Vicki Torrance
Dwayne McLean ...
'B' Movie Bad Guy #1
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'B' Movie Bad Guy #2
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'B' Movie Actress (as C.J. Fiddler)
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Jacki
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Brad
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Sandra
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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

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These Guys Make The Sopranos Sing! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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4 December 1998 (Canada)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Directorial debut of Saul Rubinek. See more »

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.
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Do That To Me One More Time
Written by Toni Tennille
Performed by Captain & Tennille
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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this film and this translates into a good time for the audience as well

Actor Saul Rubinek's impressive directorial debut is an engaging black comedy about two hitmen (Joe Mantegna and Sam Rockwell) who moonlight as used car salesmen. Imagine a Quentin Tarantino film without the endless pop culture references and a healthy dose of David Mamet-laced dialogue instead. Tom is the older, more experienced killer while Jerry is the younger, dumber protege. The film explores the ten-year relationship of these two men punctuated by a number of hilarious stories Tom tells about their boss Vic's famous past hits that seem to include such illustrious prey as JFK and Elvis. What makes Jerry and Tom work so well is Rubinek's confident direction. It is clever without drawing too much attention to itself, it has a witty screenplay by Rick Cleveland that is filled with comic setpieces and witty dialogue, and a solid cast that features the likes of Joe Mantegna, Maury Chaykin, Charles Durning, and William H. Macy. These are actors who know what to do with a good script. It seems like all involved had a blast making this film and this translates into a good time for the audience as well.


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