Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.

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Dr. Josh Parks
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Sarah Cassidy
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Michael
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Deidre
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Alex, a sad-eyed mournful man, goes into psychotherapy: he discloses he's a hit man. He also tells the doctor, after a few sessions, that he's attracted to a young woman he's met in the waiting room. She's Sarah, 23, quick, edgy, and perhaps attracted to him as well. But he's married, the dutiful father of a young precocious boy, so Sarah brushes him off. In flashbacks we see him get his start as a killer, at his father's prompting: it's the family business. Dad gives Alex his next assignment: to kill the therapist. Alex keeps returning to Sarah, calling her, stopping by her apartment, as he decides what to do about the hit, his father, his marriage, and his malaise. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Story of Family, Lust, Murder ...and Other Midlife Crises

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and elements of violence | See all certifications »

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26 April 2001 (Singapore)  »

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Pánico  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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When it was released in Brazil, it caused controversies because the movie's name, in portuguese translation, means "Pânico", name already given to slasher Scream (1996). Both movies star Neve Campbell. See more »

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Sarah Cassidy: All you're doing is walking along the street with a beautiful young girl.
Alex: That's enough to get me killed.
Sarah Cassidy: Your wife's possessive?
Alex: All women are possessive.
Sarah Cassidy: Hah! All women?
Alex: Yeah.
Sarah Cassidy: Each and every one the world over?
Alex: Sure.
Sarah Cassidy: Does the word "enlightenment" ever come your way?
Alex: You know a woman who's not possessive?
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References Running Scared (1986) See more »

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Performed by Bis
Written by Lois Maffeo, Steve Clark, John Clark and Amanda MacKinnon (as Amanda Mackinnon)
Published by Universal-Polygram International Publishing and Honey Meenie Music
Administired by Bug
Courtesy of Grand Royal/Capitol Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Believe the word of mouth, it's that good..
30 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Panic delivers the goods ten fold with Oscar caliber performances from William H Macy, Neve Campbell, and Donald Sutherland. In a movie about the choices we make and the consequences we live with. Chillingly Honest and thought provoking, Panic is easily one of the best film to come out of Hollywood in years. The impact stays with you right after you leave the theater.


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