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For Hire (1998)

 -  Thriller  -  2 January 1999 (USA)
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Chicago cabbie Mitch Lawrence is a man whose dreams are starting to fade. His only shining light is his loving and pregnant wife. When one of his clients, author Lou Webber offers him money... See full summary »

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Mitch Lawrence
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Alan Webber
Bronwen Booth ...
Faye Lawrence
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Joe Watson (as Charles Powell)
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Tom Kellman
Jack Langedijk ...
Vic Mann
Marie-Josée Longchamps ...
Snobbish Saleslady
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Professor Gerald Lambert
John Dunn-Hill ...
Larry Sharp
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Cabbie #1
Robert Ozores ...
Cabbie #2 (as Roberto Ozores)
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Richard, Faye's Boss
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Dr. Shepherd
Ralph Allison ...
The Good Doctor
Susan Glover ...
Dr. Peterson's Receptionist
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Chicago cabbie Mitch Lawrence is a man whose dreams are starting to fade. His only shining light is his loving and pregnant wife. When one of his clients, author Lou Webber offers him money to eliminate a drug dealer who is stalking him, Mitch refuses. Days later, Mitch is diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer. He reconsiders Lou's offer, and for the sake of his wife and baby, eliminates the threat. But after that night, everything changes, Mitch's stomach pains disappear. The Drug dealer suddenly resurfaces in a crowd. Then events conspire to drag Mitch deeper into a game that proves that at the right price any man is for hire. Written by Emerald

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A slow moving and unrewarding thriller
21 April 2002 | by (i get around) – See all my reviews

This thriller has a very good concept - a man dying of cancer is offered $50 grand to kill a drug dealer who is hassling his friend! The money will support his wife and unborn baby! He decides to do it, and only then does the complications begin! It has such a good concept, with a very good twist, but it is so slow paced you don't have much incentive to reach the end! And the ending is nothing special either! hire it if you must, but don't expect too much from it!


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