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Love Comes to the Executioner (2006)

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.



(as Kyle W. Bergersen)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Sweeney ...
Harry Grmusa
Doc Zdravkovic (as Francis 'Googy' Gress Jr.)
Krist Skolnik
Matt Bentle ...
Bruno Bauk
Nurse Cetnik
Stuttering Guard
Gary Fish ...
Catholic Priest
Seth Hanser ...


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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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 »


Dori Dumchovic: He killed all those other people without remorse. Your better then this.
Heck Prigusivac: The end justifies the means.
Dori Dumchovic: NO, No, you have to strap him down in front of witnesses and shit to make it moral and right.
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A wonderful, quirky comedy about death and love
8 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was surprised to see how low viewer ratings were for this fun, quirky film. The only way I can imagine someone not liking the movie would be if they have a hard time appreciating unconventional, bizarre, boundary breaking themes or they aren't in the mood for strange humor. It had the same tone as Clay Pigeons or similar films.I kept thinking, as I was watching the film, how well the director and actors were able to pull it off, given the subject matter, the weirdness of the dialog,events, and circumstances in the story. This is one of the most imaginative and intelligent stories I have seen in terms of a tongue in cheek depiction of philosophical and ethical quandaries. I am a fan of Jonathan Tucker and Christine Ebersole(more than ever after viewing this film). All the major roles were well played, the cinematography,excellent, and camera work, extremely clever.

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