An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.
Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.
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Montreal, Canada. A down-on-his luck dentist, "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry), discovers that his new neighbor is Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis), former mob contract killer turned police informant upon whom the Hungarian mob has put on price on. Egged on my his loathsome wife Sophie (Rosanna Arquette), Oz sets off to Chicago to let the mob know where The Tulip is, and hopefully claim part of the reward. Written by
At the time of the movie's release, many critics panned Rosanna Arquette's performance, claiming that she delivered her lines like a female Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers' character from The Pink Panther (1963) franchise). In his DVD commentary, director Jonathan Lynn stated that she worked with a dialogue coach and he was quite pleased with her accent. See more »
When Oz panics in his dental office and knocks over his coat rack, the coat changes positions between shots. First it is on a small hook, then it is on another hook and then it is draped over the whole coat rack. See more »
Damn it, Jimmy. What the hell did you have to go and move in next door to me?
Oz, do you know what kind of soil they have in this back yard? I've been here two days and I've got little tomato plants...
Oh my God.
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At the beginning of the end credits, we see Niagara falls with traffic passing by it. We then see Oz and Cynthia dancing with each other. [fade to black] [fade in to band] Finally, we see the band we saw earlier in the film, with the singer, performing the song "They All Laughed." See more »
lots of laughs, surprises, and spirited performances
Perry is an unhappy dentist stuck in a dead marriage and burdened with financial problems; as if that isn't bad enough, he learns that his new neighbor is in fact an infamous contract killer with reprehensible mob ties. Against his better judgment, Perry decides to try and rat out the lowlife for his own personal gain, but soon gets in over his head. The film's humor is occasionally too silly for words, but the cast is good and full of enthusiasmespecially Peetand the script throws out a lot of unexpected twists and turns at just the right moments. Surprising and very funny, with a perfect part for Willis who finds just the right tone for a gangster with heart. ***
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