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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Christopher Markus (written by) &
Stephen McFeely (written by)
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Release Date:
6 July 2007 (Canada) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A killer comedy by John Dahl See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Ben Kingsley ... Frank Falenczyk

Téa Leoni ... Laurel Pearson

Luke Wilson ... Tom

Dennis Farina ... Edward O'Leary

Philip Baker Hall ... Roman Krzeminski

Bill Pullman ... Dave

Marcus Thomas ... Stef Krzeminski

Scott Heindl ... James Doyle
Alison Sealy-Smith ... Doris Rainford (as Allison Sealy-Smith)
Aron Tager ... Walter Fitzgerald

Jayne Eastwood ... Kathleen Fitzgerald

Al Corley ... Man in Park
Erik Fjeldsted ... Kevin

Aaron Hughes ... Stanley
Devin McCracken ... Henry

Micheline Marchildon ... Emily
Katie Messina ... Becky

Lorraine James ... Brenda
Omar Alex Khan ... Juan (as Omar Khan)
Joanne Rodriguez ... Janet

Will Woytowich ... Nate
David Gillies ... Earl
Susan Kelso ... Laurel's Mother
Darren Wall ... Driver
Lora Schroeder ... Guard
Ruth De Graves ... Rosemary
Tracy Beemer ... Sales Clerk (as Tracy McMahon)

Sandy Jobin-Bevans ... Supervisor Davis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Brown ... Man in Airport (uncredited)
Cory Cassidy ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Brian Kawakami ... San Francisco AA Member (uncredited)

Sean O'Brian ... Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
Warren Louis Wiltshire ... AA Member (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Dahl 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Christopher Markus (written by) &
Stephen McFeely (written by)

Produced by
Allison Adams .... associate producer: SBK Pictures
Carol Baum .... producer
Al Corley .... producer
Jonathan Dana .... executive producer
Juliette Hagopian .... line producer
Téa Leoni .... executive producer
Mike Marcus .... producer
Raymond Massey .... line producer: San Francisco
Eugene Musso .... producer
Kim Olsen .... co-producer
Bart Rosenblatt .... producer
Howard Rosenman .... producer (as Zvi Howard Rosenman)
 
Original Music by
Marcelo Zarvos 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Jur (director of photography) (as Jeffrey Jur)
 
Film Editing by
Scott Chestnut 
 
Casting by
Carol Lewis 
 
Production Design by
John Dondertman 
 
Art Direction by
Réjean Labrie 
 
Set Decoration by
Maryam Decter 
Bruce Mailing 
 
Costume Design by
Linda Madden 
 
Makeup Department
Pamela M. Athayde .... key makeup artist (as Pamela Athayde)
Pamela M. Athayde .... makeup artist: Ben Kingsley (as Pamela Athayde)
Shelly Bargenda .... assistant hair stylist
Lori Caputi .... key hair stylist
Heather Gunderman .... key hair stylist: San Francisco
Cheryl Ann Nick .... makeup artist: Téa Leoni (as Cheryl Nick)
Gwen Trutnau .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Imad Ftouni .... assistant unit manager
Bart Rosenblatt .... production manager
Daniel Voltz .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronaldo Nacionales .... first assistant director
Martin Pedersen .... second assistant director
Markian Saray .... third assistant director
Sean Vawter .... first assistant director
Richard Worden .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Olaf Dux .... construction coordinator
Greg Gardner .... graphic artist
Jason Gibbs .... property master
Kim Hamin .... on-set dresser
Donna Jenkyns .... draper
Mike Johnson .... head carpenter
Matthew Karam .... art director: second unit
Chris Roznowsky .... assistant property master
Katharina Stieffenhofer .... art department coordinator
Lawrence Van Went .... key scenic artist
 
Sound Department
James Barth .... adr recordist
Josee Bernard .... boom operator
Miriam Cole .... adr coordinator
Brian Copenhagen .... boom operator: San Francisco
Devin Johnson .... first assistant editor
Jon Johnson .... supervising sound editor
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Val Kuklowsky .... supervising adr editor
Sam C. Lewis .... adr recordist
Louis Marion .... sound mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... sound recordist (as Michael McDonald)
Paul Morrow .... boom operator
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
G.W. Pope III .... foley artist
Miguel Rivera .... dialogue editor
Steve Schatz .... sound mixing recordist
Brad Sokol .... sound editor
Bruce Stubblefield .... dialogue editor
Alex Ullrich .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Jimi Campbell .... special effects assistant
Mark Gebel .... special effects supervisor
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator
Stephen Wallace .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Kenneth Armstrong .... digital artist
Ben Campanaro .... digital compositor: Mechnology
Chris Ervin .... digital effects artist
Chris Ervin .... visual effects supervisor
Diana Luu .... digital artist
Elizabeth Marriner .... digital artist
Lanmana Parys .... visual effects producer
Jeff Rubin .... visual effects animator
 
Stunts
Sterling Johnson .... stunt double: Roman
Chuck Robinson .... stunt coordinator
Craig Skene .... stunt double: Walter
Jan Skene .... stunts
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Sean Skene .... stunt performer
Glen Thompson .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lorne Bailey .... best boy
John Durica .... electric
Richard Falk Jr. .... electrician (as Richard Falk)
Christopher M. Gower .... key rigging electric (as Chris Gower)
Shane Head .... generator operator
Joao Holowka .... gaffer
Brad Hruboska .... Steadicam operator
Brad Hruboska .... camera operator
Bengt Jonsson .... additional photographer
Jeff Jur .... camera operator
Michael Kelly .... gaffer: additional photography
Michael Kelly .... grip
Doug Kiddell .... lead electric
Jim McNulty .... generator operator
Reil Munro .... grip
Mark O'Neill .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Ted Overton .... focus puller: "a" camera
Tai Pu .... best boy electric
Rebecca Sandulak .... still photographer
Julian Saray .... best boy grip
Krista Stumph .... camera loader
Robert Thomson .... key grip
Shauna Townley .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott Trembley .... lead electric
Jason Tuesday .... grip
Mark Woodgate .... dolly grip
Terry Wowchuk .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Jim Heber .... casting: Canada
Patricia Kress .... extras casting assistant
Joey Ritche .... casting assistant: Canada
Lori Stefaniuk .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren D. Martin .... set costumer
Annie Rothschild .... costumer
Angela Wells .... truck costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jon Berry .... digital intermediate editor
Andre Champagne .... additional editorial assistant
C. Robert Dimitri .... post-production assistant
Travis Dutch .... digital cinema mastering
Kyle Dean Jackson .... digital intermediate producer
Sherwood Jones .... assistant editor
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... digital intermediate editor
Narbeh Tatoussian .... digital intermediate colorist
Rex M. Teese .... assistant editor
Gregory Torrillo .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Natalie Baartz .... music supervisor
John Bissell .... music supervisor
Johnny Caruso .... music editor
Robert Miles Kane .... music assistant
Daniel Levy .... score preparation
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
 
Transportation Department
Julia Diana Cereceda .... unit driver
Bundy Chanock .... transportation coordinator
Brian 'Shaky' Johnson .... transportation coordinator
Erin Kane .... driver: San Francisco crew
Dave Perich .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Shira Auerhahn .... Assistant To Sales Agent
Neal Baksh .... assistant location manager
Dave Brown .... firearms safety coordinator
Matthew Cardarople .... assistant: Luke Wilson
Bryn Garrison .... location manager
Tim Haughian .... location manager
Steven Hearn .... assistant location manager
Ross Ikeda .... key production accountant
Karen Jo Irvin .... executive assistant to producers
Shaun Johnson .... assistant production coordinator
David Lapp .... first assistant accountant
Scott Layton .... production coordinator
Chris Martin .... script supervisor
Tanya Mazur .... script supervisor
Allan McGowan .... security officer
Peter Moody .... location manager
Barb Myrvold .... accounting clerk
Laura Neufeld .... production coordinator
David Porter .... sous chef
Sandy Reed .... craft service
Leslie Stafford .... publicist
Rebecca Traub .... extras wrangler
Michelle Walker .... key craft service
Ryan Wuckert .... location scout
Andrew Schulz .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jonathan Bell .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
93 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The supposed Buffalo train station is full of Via Rail Canada signs, but nary an Amtrak sign, even though we hear an Amtrak train announcement on the soundtrack.See more »
Quotes:
Tom:[regarding Frank's admission of his career as a hitman to the Alcoholics Anonymous group] Actually, it went better than you think. It did
Laurel Pearson:How do you know they won't tell the police?
Frank Falenczyk:It's Alcoholics Anonymous.
Tom:Somehow I don't really feel that's what they had in mind when they came up with the name, but you never know.
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75 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Dark Comedy Showcases Leoni's Talents, 11 July 2007
Author: David H. Schleicher from New Jersey, USA

"You Kill Me" is as dark a comedy as you can get. It may also be the first artistically successful romantic comedy noir. Directed by John Dahl (best known for his indie-noirs "Red Rock West" and "The Last Seduction" and the underrated killer trucker flick "Joyride"), the film depicts a hit man (Ben Kingsley-deep in character) forced into Alcoholics Anonymous by his "family" because his drinking has been affecting his ability to kill people. Shipped off to San Franscisco to start his 12 Steps, he picks up a part-time gig at a funeral home and meets a sassy single woman with "boundary issues" (Tea Leoni-hilarious) after her step-dad dies and proceeds to start an unconventional romance with her while struggling to stay on the wagon and learn how to kill again.

The film starts off very low key, and Dahl keeps such a consistently dark tone it's hard to adjust to the cadence. As good as Kingsley is here, the show really belongs to Leoni. When she finally arrives on the scene, the film reaches a level of hilarity you weren't expecting. Her facial expressions, comic timing, and interplay with Kingsley as she learns the truth about his past are pure gold. Leoni has had her fair share of commercial successes ("Bad Boys," "Deep Impact," "The Family Man", and "Jurassic Park III") but it's in this type of offbeat low-budget comedy where she really shines. She was dynamite in "Flirting with Disaster" and was the best foil for Woody Allen since Diane Keaton in the otherwise forgettable "Hollywood Ending." Here all her comic charms are on display, and she proves that at the age of 40, she is aging not only gracefully and naturally, but with all her sexiness and innate talents in tact.

While the film goes through the predictable motions in its final act, it's the gooey goodness of the middle portion (especially one laugh-out-loud montage of Leoni helping Kingsley train for his return to "work") that will leave a smile on your face, with Leoni's luminosity as a comedic actress scorched into your mind.

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