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Desert Saints (2002)

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The nature of temptation. Banks is a hit man, the best, usually working for Latin American drug cartels. He picks up solitary women, uses them briefly for a job, then kills them. He's in ... See full summary »

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The nature of temptation. Banks is a hit man, the best, usually working for Latin American drug cartels. He picks up solitary women, uses them briefly for a job, then kills them. He's in the Southwest, headed toward Mexico, when he picks up Bennie, a woman leaving an abusive marriage, going to Paradise, Arizona. The film follows three tracks: Banks's slow recruitment of Bennie, the set-up for the hit at a swank resort in Mexico, and the FBI's close pursuit of Banks, whom they want alive in hopes he'll rat out his bosses. Bennie may not be who she seems, and there may be a chink in Banks's tough-guy armor. Guns, money, and a chance at Paradise... Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It was his favorite job, until he met... her

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Rated R for language, and some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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10 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Anthropokynigito stin erimo  »

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Trivia

Will Patton was originally going to play the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Bennie reaches for the envelope in the diner, Banks stabs it with a fork. When the camera turns to focus on Bennie, the fork is back at Banks' mouth. When back to facing Banks, the fork is back stabbing the envelope closed. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Banks: [to Bennie] Meet my in the bar, here, in a half an hour.
Bennie Harper: Banks, can I ask you a question?
Arthur Banks: Yeah...
Bennie Harper: Is there anything you like about me?
Arthur Banks: No, not really.
Bennie Harper: And you wouldn't have told me if there was, right?
Arthur Banks: No, especially since you asked. Don't be detained.
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A Good Woman is Hard to Find
Written by Mark Sandman
Performed by Morphine
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I think if you're a Kiefer fan, you'll enjoy this.
20 October 2003 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

If you're not a Kiefer fan, I'm not so sure. Me, I'm a Kiefer fan and while I will say I liked this film well enough, I'll also say it's not the best film in the world. I enjoyed Kiefer's ability to play a professional killer and yet you actually kind of like him by the end of it. I did not like Melora Walters. Her voice grated on me I guess. Jamey Sheridan (The Walkin' Dude from Stephen King's 'The Stand') was completely wasted in this I felt. He's a great actor as well but I don't think his character was developed enough.

In fact, I'd say none of the characters were really well-developed. And as a fan of character study movies, I was disappointed in this. But it wasn't *all* bad. There are quite a few scenes I found enjoyable to watch but overall, it's just a so-so flick.


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