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A young man is hired as the executioner at a prison where his brother sits on death row. Things get more surreal when he falls in love with his brother's ex-girlfriend -- who's imprisoned herself.

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After college graduation, Heck Prigusivac heads home to New Pristina, Montana, to get a few things before driving to Seattle to teach Latin. His mother's alcoholism (she needs care Heck can't afford) and his gene pool get in the way: Heck's father was executed for murder, his brother Chick is on death row at the local penitentiary, and Heck's rare personality profile suggest he'd make an excellent executioner. He reluctantly takes the job as prison "closer." There, his life-long sibling rivalry continues, and he's attracted to Dori Dumchovic, Chick's high school girlfriend and the only woman on death row. Will Heck have to put his lover and his own brother to death? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When death is your job... Never love your work.

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Rated R for sexual content and language
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Serial killer Chick Prigusivac (Jeremy Renner) has a life-sized poster of Jeffrey Dahmer on his cell wall. Renner played the title character in Dahmer (2002). See more »

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Dori Dumchovic: Because I love him... and you. I love both of you.
Chick Prigusivac: No you can't do that Dori.
Dori Dumchovic: Why not?
Chick Prigusivac: Because there's rules against that sort of thing.
Dori Dumchovic: No, I can love as many men as I want.
Chick Prigusivac: See obvious someone needs to teach you between wrong and right.
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American Pie
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19 March 2005 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

I saw Love Comes to the Executioner Friday, March 18 at SXSW Film Festival. It is the most original film I've seen, maybe ever. Memento was also very original. (just to give you my point of reference) I've literally never seen anything like this film. It's going to be billed as a dark comedy, but it's not that dark. It's just hysterical in a smart, sick sort of way. I wish I could find the screenplay online, because it has some of the best lines I've ever heard in a film. I have a feeling if it gets distribution, and I can't imagine it won't, it'll be a cult classic and be quoted along the lines of Office Space. While the plot is pretty simple, although not entirely predictable, it really is the dialog that makes this movie so unique. The main cast really pull off their quirky characters.


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