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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 7 December 2007 (UK)
An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.

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(as Frank Cappello)
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A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. His supervisor picks on him. As he's screwing his courage to the sticking place, he drops a bullet; while on the floor looking for it, another colleague does exactly what Bob has been planning. Bob emerges a hero and the one colleague he likes, a woman with a bright smile, is severely wounded. Can Bob help her through despair and find himself and joy in life? Or, as everyone says, is this impossible for a man like him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He seemed like such a nice guy.. He pretty much kept to himself... See more »


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A Fúria  »

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$2,431, 30 November 2007, Limited Release
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According to the director's commentary on the DVD the entire movie was shot in only 21 days. See more »

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(82 minutes in) When Bob is running out of the building after talking to Maurice, he removes his tie as he descends the stairs. In the next shot, however, his tie is once again tied around his neck. See more »

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Bob Maconel: It was easier in the past. A man knew what it was to be a man. He stood up to things that were wrong, and had the right to do so. Were expected to do so. And the way you lived, the training you put yourself through, prepared you for the inevitable confrontations. Ones that could end in dismemberment or even death. Then something happened. We passed laws of decency, lawyers became our shepherds. And what was once a fairly easy thing to understand, became muddled in a bureaucracy of ...
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A still photo of a child appears in the Very Special Thanks section. See more »

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References Curious George (2006) See more »

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You And I
Written by Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
Performed by Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
Produced by Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
Courtesy of Waxing Moon Shores (ASCAP) 2007
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26 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

"He Was a Quiet Man" is perhaps the most original and unpredictable movie I've ever seen. If you're looking for something "normal", you should probably look elsewhere.

A story of an extremely lonely, put-upon, disturbed man who desperately wants to be Somebody. Christian Slater plays this man absolutely brilliantly. In watching his performance, I kept thinking "Where is Christian Slater?" ... Well, he's not even in the neighborhood. Well done, guy!

The direction is absolutely amazing: colorful, imaginative, darkly funny, and surreal. Cubicles, and hummingbirds, and talking fish, oh my!

While the film is not particularly emotionally satisfying (to say the least), on the cerebral and aesthetic level, it delivers big time.

"He Was a Quiet Man" answers the musical question: "Now maniacs will think twice before going crazy."

Yessiree.


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