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Panic (2000)

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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Martha
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Deidre
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Bix Barnaba ...
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Tracy
Thomas Curtis ...
Alex - Age 7
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Candice (as Andrea Taylor)
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Rachel
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Alex - Age 20
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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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$779,137
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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: [Alex has shown up at her doorstep] What do you want?
Alex: You.
Sarah Cassidy: And then?... Then? After you have me, what then?
Alex: I don't know.
Sarah Cassidy: You don't know much, do ya'?
Alex: No, I guess not.
Sarah Cassidy: So your plan is, you have me, you ravish me, you bury your pathetic middle-aged pain in me, and then you say thanks... or maybe you don't... and you leave, and I never see you again? Or, I see you again and again, because I make you feel better, and you can't stand not feeling better. Either way, you finally get your shit together...
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References Running Scared (1986) See more »

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Elegy in E-Minor
Written by Brian Tyler
Published by Tippecanoe Music Publishing
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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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