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Susan's Plan (1998)

Susan wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead and, in several bungled attempts by henchmen, tries to accomplish the deed. First her boyfriend hires two dim-witted hitmen. Then she hires a ... See full summary »

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Susan Holland
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Sam Myers
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Steve
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Harold Beyers
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Detective Scott
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Penny Myers
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Mrs. Beyers
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Susan wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead and, in several bungled attempts by henchmen, tries to accomplish the deed. First her boyfriend hires two dim-witted hitmen. Then she hires a former biker boyfriend to smother him in the hospital where he is recuperating from the first attempt. Then Zane's former wife figures out what is going on and wants a part of the action. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Divorce can be murder.

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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28 July 1999 (France)  »

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Dying to Get Rich! ...Susan's Plan  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sheree North's final cinematic appearance. See more »

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Sam Myers: [on the phone] Betty?
Betty Johnson: Who's this?
Sam Myers: It's Sam.
Betty Johnson: Gee Sam, how do you shoot a guy 3 times at close range and not kill him?
Sam Myers: I don't know, you'll have to ask Bill and Steve that when you see them.
Bill: She'll have to ask us what, Sam?
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Blue Danube Waltz
Written by Johann Strauss (as J. Strauss)
Arranged by Michael Hankinson
Courtesy of Promusic, Inc.
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Don't wait for it to get better
14 May 2000 | by (Raleigh, NC) – See all my reviews

We picked up the DVD and thought, "Hey, with a cast like this and with John Landis directing, it's got to be worth at least a look. I mean, Landis did 'Blues Brothers', didn't he?" I also need to point out that we are big Dan Ackroyd fans and will watch, at least once, anything the man puts on film. Man, were we disappointed.

Rather than beat a dead horse, we'll just throw a few adjectives and phrases your direction: disjointed, bad editing, failing jokes (the fart jokes were the funniest, if this gives you an idea), no closure, redundant, unnecessary and distracting segues, gratuitous sex scenes (although Lara Flynn Boyles is very appealing, just not enough screen time to make it interesting!).

We watched this movie and braved the hour and a half hoping it would get better and that the cacophony of subplots would somehow congeal into a cohesive crescendo. Not happening. Just got worse and left us feeling like we wasted the popcorn.

Do not rent this movie. If you need a Dan Ackroyd fix, just rent "Grosse Pointe Blank" or even "Ghostbusters." And if you need a Rob Schneider fix, I understand 'Deuce Bigalow' was 'Citizen Kane' compared to this fine piece of...art.


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