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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 7 December 2007 (UK)
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An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.

Director:

Frank A. Cappello

Writer:

Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael DeLuise ... Detective Sorenson
Christian Slater ... Bob Maconel
Jamison Jones ... Scott Harper
Anzu Lawson ... Nancy Felt
John Gulager ... Goldie / Maurice Gregory
Elisha Cuthbert ... Venessa Parks
K.C. Ramsey ... Jackson
Sascha Knopf ... Paula Metzler
David Wells ... Ralf Coleman
Frankie Thorn ... Jessica Light (as Frankie Lou Thorn)
Randolph Mantooth ... Dr. Willis
Sewell Whitney ... Derrick Miles
Lisa Arianna Lisa Arianna ... ADD Assistant
Livia Treviño ... Shelby's Secretary (as Levia Trevino)
William H. Macy ... Gene Shelby
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Storyline

A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. His supervisor picks on him. As he's screwing his courage to the sticking place, he drops a bullet; while on the floor looking for it, another colleague does exactly what Bob has been planning. Bob emerges a hero and the one colleague he likes, a woman with a bright smile, is severely wounded. Can Bob help her through despair and find himself and joy in life? Or, as everyone says, is this impossible for a man like him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A daily routine that changes from one moment to another. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fúria See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,431, 30 November 2007, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the director's commentary on the DVD the entire movie was shot in only 21 days. See more »

Goofs

(82 minutes in) When Bob is running out of the building after talking to Maurice, he removes his tie as he descends the stairs. In the next shot, however, his tie is once again tied around his neck. See more »

Quotes

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Bob Maconel: It was easier in the past. A man knew what it was to be a man. He stood up to things that were wrong, and had the right to do so. Were expected to do so. And the way you lived, the training you put yourself through, prepared you for the inevitable confrontations. Ones that could end in dismemberment or even death. Then something happened. We passed laws of decency, lawyers became our shepherds. And what was once a fairly easy thing to understand, became muddled in a bureaucracy of ...
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Crazy Credits

A still photo of a child appears in the Very Special Thanks section. See more »

Connections

References Zabriskie Point (1970) See more »

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For You
Written by Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
Performed by Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello) and Robert Cosio
Produced by Robert Cosio
Courtesy of Waxing Moon Shores (ASCAP) 2007
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User Reviews

 
It was good but....
6 August 2008 | by rawjawSee all my reviews

I liked this movie. My wife saw it first and has been recommending that I see ever since.

I am a fan of Christian Slater and his portrayal of the lonesome loser is excellent. I could really feel the gut wrenching moments that he went through. The costume for him his excellent. I almost did recognize him.

Elisha Cuthbert, a Canadian beauty, while always a please to watch never has made it a reason for me to watch.

**** SPOILER ALERT**** The real issue I had here with this movie is the striking similarity in the way the plot unfolded as it does in the movie Boxing Helena (a personal favorite). While the characters, circumstances and personal relationships between the characters were different the end result is the same. The story teller takes you down one path only to bring you full circle in the end. The physical dependency on Elisha's character has on Christian is very similar and you just know that this is not on a level playing field.

Somewhere about the half way point I made the connection and knew where the movie would end up. I was truly hoping to be wrong and to see the love in the story conquer all.


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