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

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6 July 2007 (Canada)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$2,426,851 (USA) (17 August 2007)
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The intersection shown at the very end of the film is the same exact intersection shown at the end of "The Pursuit of Happyness". See more »

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In the scene where Frank tells Tom his occupation in the toll booth, Tom's hair alternates between being neatly parted and windswept several times. See more »

Quotes

Walter Fitzgerald: You'd refuse a dying man his last request?
Frank Falenczyk: Sorry, you dying?
Walter Fitzgerald: [laughs] For fuck's sake, I'm talking about Patrick. That's what this party's all about, sending him on his way.
Frank Falenczyk: Thank you, really, I can't. I'm working, I... gotta keep an eye on things.
Walter Fitzgerald: [with a mocking, wide-eyed look] He's not going anywhere.
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Entertaining Diversion
15 July 2007 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

Quite uneven and rather heavy treatment of some topics meant to be amusing, but still, a pleasant change of pace from slasher or crasher movies. Kingsley is a drunken mobster somewhat unconvincingly told to attend AA by his godfather or boss or whatever.

In the end, this is the sort of pleasing yet non-filling confection of a movie which is suitable for couple to go to without compromise - or perhaps it's the perfect compromise.

It has enough guys running around with firearms to suit the men. It has Tea Leoni as a strange beautiful woman so there's some romance for the women. It has Ben Kingsley who looks 40 years older than Leoni involved in a romance with her which should satisfy something in most people, even if I'm unsure what.

Like most movies today, this one demands a huge suspension of disbelief not only about the gangster snow plow wars of Buffalo, but why Chinese want in on a piece of that action, how mobsters care for each other and if some homely old grunt can really get and hold a very hot Hollywood star girl.

Still, I'll take it over the current clash or crash offerings.


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