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The Job (2003)

CJ is a sexy, cold-blooded assassin who wants to quit the business. She agrees to carry out one last hit, but for the first time in her career as an assassin, she is unable to finish the job.

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CJ March
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Troy Riverside
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Emily Robin
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Rick
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Vernon Cray
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Roger Washington
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Young C.J.
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C.J.'s Mom
Joseph Whipp ...
The Man
Michelangelo Kowalski ...
Parker
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Hal
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Dr. Martinez
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Ms. Shispinski
Bill Kelly ...
Balding Man
Terri Youngblood ...
Reception Nurse
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Carol Jean "CJ" March is a professional killer that works to the mobster Vernon Cray. CJ fails in her last work for Vernon, when she kills a man to retrieve half-million dollars in drugs, but she realizes that his briefcase that is empty was switched by another man. CJ hunts the man down to finish her job and discovers his name, Roger Washington, and address. Meanwhile Roger is murdered by the punk Troy Riverside that wants to sell the drugs to move to Arizona with his pregnant girlfriend Emily "Em" Robin. CJ, who is the daughter of a prostitute and orphan since she was seven, finds that she is pregnant and she tries to have an abortion in a clinic. Then she goes to a bar to get drunken and laid and she meets the former priest Rick that gets closer to her. When CJ finds Roger murdered, she seeks out Troy and finds Emily. However she is not capable to kill her because Emily is pregnant. Will CJ finish her last job? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sometimes the best hitman is a woman.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language, sexual content and drug elements | See all certifications »

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13 January 2004 (USA)  »

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A sangre fría  »

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The production company took several days off for the Thanksgiving Holiday. When the crew returned to work, it was discovered that the Sony F900 camera package had been stolen from the camera truck. Production was delayed for several hours until a replacement camera arrived. See more »

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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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c. 2001 Ben Thomas Wieduwilt (ASCAP)
Composed by Ben Thomas Wieduwilt (as Cornfield)
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Hitwoman With A Heart
27 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

****SPOILERS**** Slow moving crime/drama with Daryl Hannah as CJ March looking more like a homeless bag-lady then a professional mob hit-woman who's on the hunt for a stash of 4 kilos of dope that her victim at the beginning of the movie had switched before she could get it back to her boss the flowery Vernon,Alex Rocco.

The switcher Roger, Shawn Woods, is later killed by that sweet and fun-loving couple Tony & Emily, Brad Renfor & Dominque Swain who he tried to sell the dope to. CJ March is on their tail but when she's about to knock them off she hesitates when she sees that Emily is very pregnant. This brings out CJ's maternal instincts as well as her also being knocked up by someone that she picked up at one of the sleazy bars that she patronized.

One night at a bar CJ meets Rick, Eric Mablus, an ex-priest whom she rebuffs. Rick turned out to be the person in the end of the movie who turned her life around by showing CJ the light and the good things in life. During the film we also see CJ in flashback as a seven year-old girl and we get an insight to why she turned out the way she did. But the movie is so disjointed that you at one point lose perspective to whats going on well before "The Job" is over.

Tony & Emily are tracked down by CJ who can't bring herself to rub them out which almost cost CJ her life. Gloomy and depressing movie with Eric Mablus as the only real light in the film as the ex-priest Rick with the heart of gold who wanted to save CJ's soul but not to cohabit with her body as CJ at first thought.

The one thing about "The Job" that really struck a note was how dangerous and difficult it was for both Tony & Emily to sell the ripped-off drugs to local drug dealers who wouldn't touch their stuff with a ten-foot pole. The stash was just too hot leaving the two sitting on something like $500,000.00 of drugs and not being able to do anything with it.

The ending of the film tried to be up-lifting but was so contrived that it came across as phony and insincere. In light of what happened in the movie up to then.


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