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King of the Ants (2003)

A young drifter discovers his true calling when he's hired by a mobster to stalk and kill a prominent accountant, and then decides to seek revenge when the stingy thugs try to kill him rather than pay him.

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Sean Crawley (as Chris L. McKenna)
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Susan Gatley
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Duke Wayne
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Beckett
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Carl
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George
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Maureen (as Carissa Koutantzis)
Briana Beghi ...
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Catlin Gatley
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Tony
Antoine Joseph ...
Drooling Idiot
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Meade Park
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Gary (as Steven Heller)
Ken 'Bam Bam' Johnson Jr. ...
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The handyman Sean Crawler meets the electrician Duke Wayne while painting a house and they drink a couple of beers together and have a small talk. A couple of days later, Duke offers a job to Sean, and they meet the corrupt constructor Ray Matthews in a golf club. Ray proposes Sean to stalk the accountant from the City Hall Eric Gatley, who is investigating him, and report every movement of Eric to Ray. While chasing Eric, Sean sees his wife Susan and has a crush on her. When Ray offers US$ 13,000.00 to Sean to kill Eric, he accepts, but steals Ray's dossier before leaving the crime scene. However Sean is double-crossed by Ray and is brutally tortured by the real estate mobster and his men in a lonely ranch, but he does not tell where the file is. Sean succeeds in escaping, but severely wounded, he goes to the mission where Susan works and four weeks later he is healed. He tries to start a new life with Susan, but when she finds the documents and the truth about him, he plots a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Asesino por naturaleza  »

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Sean Crawley: I am the ants, you fuckers!
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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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6 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young drifter discovers his true calling when he's hired by a mobster to stalk and kill a prominent accountant, and then decides to seek revenge when the stingy thugs try to kill him rather than pay him. For me it was kind of hard to get a grip from the beginning because there was nothing that would have explained who the main characters were and what was their goal and so on. This left the characters really shallow and the dialogue between them was something out of a bum disco. While there is some strong personality being displayed, it is done in a way that is truthful to human nature. I think it could use some editing to speed the pace a bit. The film is hard to watch at times and difficult to call enjoyable. 7/10.


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