You Kill Me (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  13 July 2007 (USA)
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While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hit man befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.


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Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy, but he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel, a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms. Written by Anonymous

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"Hi, my name is Frank I'm an alcoholic. I kill people for a living... This is anonymous, right?" See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tú me matas  »

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$233,709 (USA) (22 June 2007)


$2,426,851 (USA) (17 August 2007)

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2.55 : 1
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The movie mixes real San Francisco locations, such as Alamo Square Park and Golden Gate Bridge (where Luke Wilson works at the toll booth) with fakes such as a non-existent Saint Margaret's Church on Geary and 28th Avenue (actually in Winnipeg). See more »


When Frank and Laurel are sitting in the mall (food court), addressing envelopes to the next of kin he killed 'wrong' , we see a store sign in the background, Telus. A telecommunications company based in Canada, which does NOT serve the US, let alone San Francisco. See more »


Laurel Pearson: What are you thinking about, sitting there all serious?
Frank Falenczyk: My shortcomings.
Laurel Pearson: Women don't even pay attention to that.
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Features The Phantom of the Opera (1925) See more »


My Drag
Written by James H. Mathis and Andrew Wegman Bird
Performed by Squirrel Nut Zippers
Published by Lionsgate Music and Publishing
Courtesy of Mammoth Records
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18 August 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Far from perfect its absolutely charming with a super cast headed by Ben Kingsley as a hit-man with a drinking problem. Sent from Buffalo to San Fransisco to dry out when he blows a hit, Kingsley attempts to get his life in order.

Funny, touching and atypical, no one is really a cliché. As I said its not perfect, it meanders a bit too much and the mob stuff is a bit worn but its still a charming film. I think the whole things works thanks to the across the board excellent performances. First and foremost is Ben Kingsley who once again proves himself to be one of the finest comedic actors working today.

This is one of those movies you like with your heart more than with your head. This is one to see and share with as many people as you can force into seeing it.

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