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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent McGinley
Agent Reed
Mathew Richmond
Tom Heaton ...
Jason Thompson
David Adams ...
Officer Larry
Heather (as Keegan Tracy)
Pam Hyatt ...
Stacy Fair ...
Elizabeth Richmond
Marcel Maillard ...
Lyle Holloway
Keith Martin Gordey ...
Elevator Cop (as Keith Gordy)
Suzan Holloway


Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother. Presently she is graduated, works in a bank and is the mistress of her married colleague Matthew Richmond. When she finds that Matthew's wife is pregnant, she decides to commit suicide. She goes to the roof of the building, drinks some vodka, trying to get enough courage to jump to the floor. The neighbors see the scene and call the police to save Shawn. Meanwhile, the bank where she works is being robbed by Charlie Anders and two friends of him. When the cops arrive to save Shawn, the heist is in progress and the police shoot one robber, the driver escapes and Charlie runs to the top of the building. There, he does not allow Shawn to jump off and saves her. They make an agreement: she would help him to escape, and he would give US$ 50,000.00 to her and kill her later with a shot in the head. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Not every hostage wants to be saved!


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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Take My Life  »

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Dana Lustig, the director, makes an on screen appearance as Shawn's stepmother. See more »


When Shawn first goes out on the roof, she has the same dark lipstick as when she left her apartment. By the third or so scene on the roof, she now has light (or no) lipstick. See more »


Shawn Holloway: You wanna know my dream? It's a beautiful dream; to be cremated.
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References Rugrats (1990) See more »


For Now You're Just A Dream
Written by Danny Lerman
Published by Steel Warehouse Music
Performed by Danny Lerman
Courtesy of Steel Warehouse Music
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Fun ride
4 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stylish, maybe a little nineties in the style, but definitely a fresh look at a very stale genre. Genre movie where the themes are not banal.

"Kill Me Later" (this is the definitive title) is cool but not overdone Funny, unlikely, beautiful romance and redemption story

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