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The Minus Man (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  8 October 1999 (USA)
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A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced... See full summary »

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Joe La Moine
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A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced with the killing of an asthmatic junkie. The killer settles into a seaside rooming house run by an unhappy married couple and waits for his next victims to unveil themselves. Dream cops plague his nights, while plotting his murders. Meanwhile, he also starts a relationship with a postal clerk. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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$40,292 (USA) (10 September 1999)

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$368,808 (USA) (22 October 1999)
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The original teaser trailer featured Eddie Ifft and Marin Hinkle as a couple discussing the movie after a date, and did not feature any footage whatsoever from the movie. See more »

Goofs

The license plates on Ferrin's Volkswagen change from one shot (2VIT788) to the next (5C49127). See more »

Quotes

Vann Siegert: A spider crawled in my ear once, but then he crawled out because nobody was home.
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Soft Shoe Shuffler
Written and Performed by Bryony Atkinson and Inara George
Courtesy of Shooting Gallery Records and Byrony Music (ASCAP) /
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He is Polite, Good Looking, Does not Drink…. But He Is a Poisoner
17 December 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The drifter Vann Siegert (Owen Wilson) is a polite and good looking man that does not drink, who drives his truck without specific destiny. When he sees people that he thinks deserve to die, he simply poisons them and hides their bodies. He has also daydream with two federal agents. When he settles in a small town, he is lodged by a couple with problems, gets a job in the post office and starts a relationship with his colleague Ferrin (Janeane Garofalo). After Christmas and many deaths, he leaves town.

"The Minus Man" is an original movie about serial killer. Owen Wilson plays a deranged cold-blooded serial killer that scares because he is sweet and loved by people around him, therefore totally different from the usual cliché of criminal. The singer Sheryl Crow has a minor, but effective participation in the role of an addicted junkie and his first victim in the story. The free merchandise of the manufacturer of sneakers is shameful and the "minus" of this good movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Um a Menos" ("Less One")


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