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Killers (1996)

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Odessa and Kyle James were just your average American boys until the night they went upstairs and killed their parents in cold blood... and smiled.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dave Larsen ...
Odessa James
David Gunn ...
Kyle James
Damian Hoffer ...
Rea Ryan
Nanette Bianchi ...
Jami Ryan
Renee Cohen ...
Jenny Ryan
...
Lorna
Ivan Vertigo ...
Miller
Chad Sommers ...
Bob
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Stanley
Carol Baker ...
Beverly
Timothy Patrick Quill ...
Mr. James
Susan Laprelle ...
Mrs. James
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Stephen Ryan (as C.T. Miller)
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The James boys, two of America's most media-oriented killers, Odessa and Kyle have escaped from San Quentin's Death Row. In the midst of a fierce storm and pursued by law-enforcement officers, they find sanctuary by bursting in on and taking hostage the ideal American family, or so they think. After they discover that the daughters are two of their biggest fans, the mother isn't quite what she seems, and the father is perhaps more than their equal, the killers realize the cops are the least of their worries. And as the rain pours down and the dragnet moves closer, the question that emerges is, "Will the killers ever see the light of day?" Written by Ryan

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Somehow this movie stuck in my mind
19 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a midnight premiere of this movie in college and it quickly disappeared, but it stuck in my head long after I forgot the title, and I'm lucky I re-found it. No one in that theater knew what to expect from this movie, and it start out as everyone's worst nightmare: a cheap, clichéd crime drama. A lot of people walked out after the first 20 minutes, but I was determined to stick it through. And I'm really glad I did.

At the twist point in this movie, the horrible clichés and acting and directing of the first half feel like an amazingly underplayed setup to a punchline with actual humor and shock. Imagine "From Dusk till Dawn" if the vampire angle hadn't been completely ruined by over promotion.

It's really rare that a movie seems to be one thing but then turns completely around halfway through into something 10x better, but this is one of those. It used the low expectations and low budget to it's own advantage and turned out a movie I never forgot.


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