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4 December 1998 (Canada) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Joe Mantegna ... Tom

Sam Rockwell ... Jerry

Maury Chaykin ... Billy

Ted Danson ... The Guy Who Loved Vicki

Charles Durning ... Vic

William H. Macy ... Karl

Peter Riegert ... Stanley

Sarah Polley ... Deb

Shelley Cook ... 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

Regan Moore ... Franky

Robert Racki ... Beefy Guy #1

Todd Schroeder ... Beefy Guy #2
Gary McMillan ... Beefy Guy #3
Kirsten Bishop ... Dead Blond
Jimmy King ... Laundromat Victim
Paul Saltzman ... Chinese Restaurant Victim
Rick Cleveland ... Jimmy the Bus Boy
John Palmer ... Roebuck
Paul O'Sullivan ... Roebuck's Friend
Jennifer Whelan ... Roebuck's Friend

Thea Andrews ... Roebuck's Friend
Alice Harris ... Roebuck's Friend

Kerry Harris ... Roebuck's Friend
Tim Boyd ... Roebuck's Killer
Kathryn Albertson ... Clubhouse Waitress
Sunny Davis ... Marilyn
Al Ross ... Elvis

Jack Mosshammer ... Young Vic

Saul Rubinek ... Dogtrack Victim
Donna Holgate ... T.V. News Announcer #1
Murray McRae ... T.V News Announcer #2
Peter Pallotta ... Flame Thrower Hit Man
Steve Catomeris ... Eddie
Hunter Knifton ... Jerry's Infant
Max Knifton ... Jerry's Infant
Robert Thacker ... Dog Track Announcer (voice)

Directed by
Saul Rubinek 
Writing credits
Rick Cleveland (play)

Rick Cleveland (screenplay)

Produced by
Rick Cleveland .... co-producer
John Dunning .... executive producer
Vivienne Leebosh .... producer
André Link .... executive producer
Joe Mantegna .... executive producer
Kevin May .... line producer
Michael Paseornek .... producer
Elinor Reid .... producer
Saul Rubinek .... producer
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
Ralph Zimmerman .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Buchbinder 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy 
Film Editing by
Sloane Klevin 
Production Design by
David Hackl 
Rick Paul 
Art Direction by
Tim Boyd 
Set Decoration by
Kate Redmond 
Costume Design by
Morganne Newson  (as Ann Tree Newson)
Makeup Department
Marlene Aarons .... makeup department head
Gail 'Freddie' Godden .... hair stylist (as G.E. Freddie Godden)
Donna Hunt .... daily hair stylist
Mary Beth McGowan .... makeup artist: Chicago
Maureen Mestan .... daily hair stylist
Tim Mogg .... makeup artist
Cheryl Ross .... assistant hair stylist
Janice Schantz .... daily makeup artist (as Janice Shantz)
Sally Sutton .... wig supervisor
Cheree Van Dyk .... daily makeup artist
Production Management
Kerry Harris .... executive in charge of production
Lynn Mallay .... unit production manager
Kevin May .... production manager
Timothy E. Sabo .... production manager: Chicago (as Tim Sabo)
Philip Stilman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sarain Boylan .... trainee assistant director
Chi Fung .... third assistant director
Frank Lambert .... first assistant director: Chicago
David McLennan .... first assistant director
Maria C. Roxas .... second assistant director: Chicago (as Maria Roxas)
Laura Wood Fawcett .... second assistant director (as Laura Wood)
Art Department
Elisabeth Checroune .... assistant set decorator
Kenneth Coontz .... property master (as Ken Koontz)
Wendy Elliott .... painter
David Fuji .... painter (as David S.M. Fujii)
Christopher Galea .... set dresser (as Chris Galea)
Sara Gartlan .... painter
Sean Hollis .... painter
Andrew Hull .... second assistant art director
Halina Lewandowska .... painter
Carole Lord .... painter
Antoine Massy .... props daily
Roger Maunder .... daily set dresser
Roger McCauley .... assistant set dresser
Joey Panko .... key scenic artist
Terry Parachuk .... head carpenter
John Reck .... construction manager
Doug Tiller .... assistant props
Craig Webster .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Fred Brennan .... supervising sound editor
Terry Burke .... foley artist
Christian Carruthers .... foley operator
Ervin Copestake .... production sound mixer (as Erv Copestake)
Alan Geldart .... sound effects editor
Walter-Joseph Grabowski .... foley recordist (as Walter Grabowski)
Bill Jenkins .... sound recordist: Chicago
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Norah Seed .... second assistant sound editor
Steven Toepell .... sound effects editor
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Woods .... additional sound editor
Kelly Wright .... boom operator
Brad Zoern .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Dave Fulton .... special effects crew
Tim Good .... special effects coordinator
Darren Marsman .... special effects key
Visual Effects by
Ray McMillan .... visual effects
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Cynthia Barlow .... key grip
Paul Boucher .... first assistant camera
Rocky Brown .... crane grip
Jeff Conrad .... gaffer: Chicago
Jim Dralle .... key grip
Yuri Esch .... electrician
Ron Forsythe .... crane grip
Ava Gerlitz .... still photographer
Shane Gillan .... electrician
Sophie Giraud .... still photographer
Veloz Gomez .... electrician
Bernd Heinl .... director of photography: Chicago
H. Christopher Hunter .... best boy grip (as Chris Hunter)
Dennis Kane .... gaffer
Rudy Katkic .... camera trainee
Masahiro Kishimoto .... second assistant camera: Chicago
Steve Kolodziej .... playback operator
Bill Lundgren .... best boy: Chicago
Darryl Miller .... dolly grip
Steve Mrkobrada .... second assistant camera
Nancy Murray .... grip
Mark Pellar .... best boy
Jon Quartz .... third grip
Robert Sanchez .... first assistant camera: Chicago
S.P. Sima .... grip: Chicago
Lance Soltys .... camera loader: Chicago
James Tamblyn .... playback operator
Cylla Von Tiedemann .... still photographer
Scott Westerlaken .... grip
Casting Department
Nancy Botting-Harrison .... extras casting
Mark A. Ridge .... extras casting
Paul Wainwright .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Blurton .... key wardrobe
Paul Breckenridge .... second wardrobe assistant
Ian Drummond .... costumer
Valerie Kaelin .... assistant costume designer
Karen Lisondra .... wardrobe assistant
Susan Nycz .... second wardrobe assistant
Jinna Welday .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Gary Fluxgold .... first assistant editor
Wayne Gasner .... post-production assistant
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Bret Marnell .... additional editor
Jeff McEvoy .... assistant editor
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Deanna Strong .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Drazen Baric .... assistant location manager
Bradd Cowan .... location production assistant
Jonathan Matthews .... location manager
Music Department
Gerry Gershman .... music supervisor
Brian Marshall .... music coordinator
Glenn Morley .... conductor
Evan Pinchuk .... music coordinator
Jeff Wolpert .... music editor
Jeff Wolpert .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Steve Lambert .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Richard Baccari .... dailies
Dawn Copeland .... office production assistant: Chicago
Christopher Crumb .... stand-in: Sam Rockwell
Tony Desmond .... production accountant
Katherine Doyle .... assistant production accountant
Susan Foulkes .... office production assistant
Jeff Geisel .... office production assistant
Andrea Glinski .... assistant production coordinator
Denny Hollows .... stand-in: Joe Mantegna
Joan Kirby .... production accountant
Rachel Landry .... script supervisor
David Makepeace .... director's Observer
Jim Otto .... key production assistant: Chicago
Dan Parr .... copyist
Adrian Sheepers .... production coordinator
Simon St. Laurent .... opticals: Film Opticals
David Steinberg .... legal
Anne 'Annie' Taylor .... voice-over
Matthew Thomas .... craft service
R.H. Thompson .... fight choreographer
Cheryl Wane .... production coordinator: Chicago
John Weaver .... production assistant
Israel Rubinek .... dedicatee

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Rated R for violence and pervasive language
107 min
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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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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Sardonic Tale of Two Hit Men, 12 April 2000
Author: Raymond Tan from Singapore

This is the movie that brings you into the world of the ordinary hit man, well not the machine gun tottling Mafioso gunmen we're so used to watching in the big gangster movies. But the ordinary hit man who does his job as a necessary means to a living. The job is fine but there's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The art of doing well is to kill with nonchalance. It is a hazardous occupation -- you go on as long as you can but don't know if you'll be a target yourself one day. There are no fancy trenchcoats or big cigars. The hit men work as used car salesmen, wipe windows in the lot when free and pay for their own movie tickets. They supply their income by knocking off their assigned victims. A respectable year for Tom means usually getting about two to three contracts done. Need to dismember the body after a murder? They go for a cheap K-mart chainsaw instead of the more renowned Black and Decker brand, and get frustrated when they find that it doesn't work at first try. Young Jerry (Sam Rockwell) learns the ropes from Tom (Joe Mantegna) and witnesses his first murder in the front seat of a car. Jerry's induction is every bit as abhorrent as one would normally react to seeing a man killed. But he learns to like what he does and becomes as cold and merciless as his mentor is. In fact Jerry gets to be as ruthless as Tom, to the point that he even takes sadistic pleasure when whacking off his victims. Tom's professional detachment is his strength and hallmark. But this trait unfortunately is never learnt by his protégé and the latter's intractability proves to be his undoing. Apart from a very entertaining script, what makes the movie an excellent watch is the top-notch performances from the cast, especially Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin and Charles Durning. And of course the wonderful cameos by William Macy and Ted Danson. The brutality of the killings is shocking but any darkness in the movie is balanced by the humorous edge throughout. This is about ordinary hit men getting their contracts done. There are no recriminations and regrets. The movie starts and ends on a sardonic note, the very tone that first-time director Saul Rubinek wanted to create. I'm sure if this was a bigger name director with a bigger budget JERRY AND TOM would have been a screamer at the box office. This was a movie I thoroughly enjoyed and it comes highly recommended. Ten out of 10 from me.

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