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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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Dr. Leavitt
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Louie
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Candice (as Andrea Taylor)
Steven Moreno ...
Sean (as Steve Moreno)
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Rachel
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Storyline

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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William H. Macy and Neve Campbell co-starred together again 15 years later in the movie "Walter" (2015). See more »

Quotes

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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Detour
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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The entertainment is where now?
19 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Maybe I wouldn't be quite so grumpy if this film hadn't been recommended to me as a thriller, but even if it hadn't, I still don't think I would care for it. For precisely two minutes, you're treated to near-perfection of sound and imagery while Macy looks moody and cool as the credits pop up; the film makes a mistake it never recovers from at approximately 2:01, when a voiceover kicks in and the movie begins in earnest.

Other than well-done cinematography, I couldn't find much of anything to like about this film. The plot and characters are cliched and one-dimensional; I would rather watch more "acknowledged" cliches done well than more ridiculously precocious children, criminals with family lives, and bad guys who see therapists. The characters' extreme simplicity would be forgivable in a movie with something else taking up screen time, but in a movie that seemingly is about nothing but characters, it's dumbfounding. Only Macy has any hint of complexity, and it's really little more than a veneer established by making him awkward and moody.

The major plot points are fairly easy to predict; it's only a matter of when. The performances are mostly decent, (with the exception of the typically lousy Campbell) but the actors aren't given that much to work with; there are no memorable lines or particularly impressive acting moments. That about covers this film's lack of anything appealing; in the end, there's no thrills, no laughs, no insight, no point.


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