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Killer Joe (2011)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  29 June 2012 (UK)
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When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.

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Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper a contract killer, who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. Written by Anonymous

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Murder never tasted so good. See more »

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Rated R for strong and disturbing violence, sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Killer Joe: A Twisted Redneck Trailer Park Murder Story  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,864 (USA) (27 July 2012)

Gross:

$220,282 (USA) (3 August 2012)
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Killer Joe was the first play Tracy Letts wrote, in 1991. See more »

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When Chris returns home after Digger's thugs beat him up, his teeth are perfectly white, yet in the close-up shot, they are all bloody and messed up. See more »

Quotes

Killer Joe Cooper: Tuna casserole! May I serve?
Dottie Smith: How are you gonna kill my mama?
Killer Joe Cooper: That's not appropriate dinner conversation, Dottie.
Dottie Smith: Unless you poison her.
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The unrated DVD retains the MPAA's NC-17 graphic at the end, although the rating was surrendered. See more »

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Features Whistle Stop (1946) See more »

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Fire For Hire
Written by Christopher D.L. Lee and Benjamin A.T. Lee
Performed by Supagroup
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Such a great cast but such a let down
25 February 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I honestly don't get what i just watched, the whole movie seemed pointless. I expected a lot more from this movie considering the cast it was dealt but it just failed, maybe my taste of movies isn't fit for such a dark twisted movie. Emile Hirsch and Matthew McConaughey were stand outs in the film and of course the director done a great job. but in all honesty not really my kind of movie. I won't spoil the movie for anyone but give it a watch, its a love it or hate it movie, when i first watched it i thought well that was alright but the more and more i think about it i think less of it. This is the first movie i have felt i needed to write a review about so give me some slack lol


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