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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)

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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7 December 2007 (UK)  »

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According to the director's commentary on the DVD the entire movie was shot in only 21 days. See more »

Goofs

When Bob is asked up to Gene Shelby's office to meet the grief counselor, Gene asks him if he wants something to drink. "A Pepsi, or something?" The cans on the table however are Coca Cola. 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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Referenced in Pulse 3 (2008) See more »

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Got It Going On Now
Written by Robert Cosio
Performed by Robert Cosio
Produced by Robert Cosio
Courtesy of R World Music (ASCAP) 2007
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Simply Brilliant
9 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I rarely see a movie that I enjoy as much as I enjoyed this film. It is just so gorgeous on so many levels, it has a very intriguing plot, and a twist at the end that leaves you with a very shocked brain. There's not too much that I can say without giving away much of the plot, but it's fair to say that if you watch this movie, you will NOT be disappointed. It is just so captivating, it has a wonderful soundtrack that matches the movie perfectly, and the ending is so sad, yet so imaginative. The cast displays an amazing performance and the camera work is quite complex and stylistic. In my opinion, the best movie of the "dark humor" genre to be exhaled from someone's mind yet. The only reason I couldn't give this a full 10 stars is because of the fact that it may be a little confusing to some, due to the fact that it is left very open-ended. 9/10


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