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In the Shadows (2001)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  24 June 2002 (USA)
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A hit man, sent to kill a veteran Hollywood stuntman, falls in love with the target's daughter and decides to become a stunt-man himself.

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Lance Huston
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Clarissa Huston
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Jimmy Pierazzi (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
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Sal Canzoni
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Vito (as Antoni Cornacchione)
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Graham
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Carlo Pierazzi
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District Attorney
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Hairstylist (as Cat Wallace)
Paul Louis ...
Harry
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When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach him to do stunts. While waiting for the word to kill this mentor, Eric discovers the joy of stunt work and of being part of a family. Meanwhile, several people are looking for the dead man's briefcase of money and a cloth bag of illegal drugs that he stole from an undercover FBI agent now desperate to get the borrowed drugs back to the bureau. The stunt coordinator says that 'we dance in the shadows of death.' Can Eric step out into the sun? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hitman. Stuntman. Dead man.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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24 June 2002 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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I was entertained
3 August 2003 | by (Dacula, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I think we sometimes forget that the point in watching movies is to be entertained. I too, have often been guilty of cynicism in my assessment of what I have seen. This movie was predictable with the exception of the slight twist at the end but it was very entertaining. James Caan has the ability to dominate any scene he is in. Matthew Modine's role was refreshing and he played it with a flair. Most actors, unless they are Director and Producer, are not responsible for what actually makes it to the screen. They are probably lots of great movies that were left on the cutting room floor. The mobster in this movie were smoky, shady and pretty much deserved what they got. The key word though is entertainment and this movie fit the bill. RAM


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