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You Kill Me (2007)

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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13 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Tú me matas  »

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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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Though much of the film takes place in San Francisco, only one day of filming took place there. See more »

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When Frank and Laurel first meet in the mortuary, in one shot you can clearly see the dead body's stomach move up and down as he's breathing. See more »

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Laurel Pearson: Do I really look like I want to go to fucking Buffalo?
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Lonesome Town
Written by Baker Knight (as Thomas Baker Knight)
Performed by Ricky Nelson
Published by Sony / ATV Songs LLC
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
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Not really a thriller but very enjoyable
23 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film has been advertised as a thriller. The pacing of this film is very slow and much too slow to be classified as a thriller. If you watch this expecting a movie full of action and suspense you will be disappointed.

Here's what's good about this film. All the talent that has been brought to this project has been first rate. The writing is excellent. All the actors down to the very minor ones nail their characters and deliver superb believable performances. The cinematography, sound and other technical elements are 'invisible,' which means that those aspects of the film have been done flawlessly.

The movie is very funny with many laughs. The comedy emerges from the situations as everyone in the film plays it straight as if it were a drama.

It takes a very skilled director to pull off this type of story successfully. Minor flaws can make it not work. This film works.

I think if you drop your fast paced thriller expectations for this film you will find it extremely enjoyable.


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