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Jerry and Tom (1998)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Dwayne McLean ...
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Billy Oliver ...
'B' Movie Bad Guy #2
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Graeme Millington ...


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


Comedy | Crime | Drama

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

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Release Date:

4 December 1998 (Canada)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Directorial debut of Saul Rubinek. See more »


[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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"Dirt In The Ground
Written by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan
Performed by Tom Waits
Courtesy of Island Records
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Decent Black comedy, but...
18 August 2005 | by (Flagstaff, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is part of my Scarecrow Video Guide inspired movie-trek, following "Steven Soderbergh's Schizopolis".

"Jerry & Tom" is a fun little black comedy, but it reminded me a little too much of another fun little black comedy..."Coldblooded", starring Jason Priestly & Peter Riegert. (Oddly, Riegert shows up here in a similar role. And, as of now, both films have a 6.7 on IMDb.). I'm not sure which one is lesser known, but they both have something to offer.

"Jerry & Tom" is the "better" film, if only by virtue of the performances. Joe Mantegna is always good, and Sam Rockwell can't lose, IMHO. But nothing much happens here. "Coldblooded" was more fun, as I recall. (It's been at least 7 years since I saw it.) I could tell 10 minutes in that "Jerry & Tom" was based on a play. It's basically a series of conversations, some brilliantly funny, centered around a group of hit men. It would be a great play, but as a film it's a little lacking. There's an amazing series of creative transitions to show time passages (the story takes place over 10 years), and some hilarious flashbacks. But the scenes in between are incredibly slow.

Still, it's hard to fault a film with great actors reading great lines. Aside from Mantegna and Rockwell, Charles Durning is predictably excellent, and William H. Macy shines in a brief role.

Perhaps these two films would make a good double feature. Watch "Jerry & Tom" first and savor it, then have a few drinks and enjoy "Coldblooded".

Next on the trek- "Forbidden Zone"!

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