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Kill Me Again (1989)

A young detective becomes involved with a beautiful woman on the run from the mob and her psychopath boyfriend.

Director:

John Dahl

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Mulligan Pat Mulligan ... Sammy
Nick Dimitri ... Marty
Michael Madsen ... Vince Miller
Joanne Whalley ... Fay Forrester (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Robert Schuch Robert Schuch ... Collection Agent #1
Duane Tucker Duane Tucker ... Collection Agent #2
Val Kilmer ... Jack Andrews
Molly Flanegin Molly Flanegin ... Gossipy Motel Clerk
Dominic Dinino Dominic Dinino ... Rest Stop Little Boy
Daniel Dorse Daniel Dorse ... Rest Stop Father
Bibi Besch ... Jack's Secretary
Jim Boeke Jim Boeke ... Javonovitch
Jon Gries ... Alan Swayzie (as Jonathan Gries)
Michael Sharrett ... Tim the Motel Clerk
Debby Lynn Ross Debby Lynn Ross ... Kathy the Drowned Wife
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Storyline

Fay Forrester, an attractive young lady wants to escape from her violent and jealous boyfriend Vince. So she hires Jack Andrews, a second class private investigator to arrange her death. She wants to restart her life with a new identity and the money she robbed together with Vince. Because of Jack's financial problems he joins Fay after her fake death. Unfortunately Vince finds out that Fay's still alive. The hunt for Jack, Fay and the money begins... Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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When you're on the run for the mob... there's only one way out... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uccidimi due volte See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$283,694
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Val Kilmer's 2nd movie with his wife-at-the-time Joanne Whalley. They both previously starred in Willow (1988). See more »

Goofs

Jack's sideburns when he drives Fay to the police station. See more »

Connections

References Viva Las Vegas (1964) See more »

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Written by Jerome Kern & Otto A. Harbach (as Otto Harbach)
Performed by Oscar Peterson
Published by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, A Division of PolyGram, Inc.
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Despite the Flaws, a Great Neo-Noir
29 May 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The psychopath Vince Miller (Michael Madsen) and his girlfriend Fay Forrester (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) kill a mobster and rob his wallet with a large amount. Then Fay double-crosses the abusive Vince and flees with the money to Reno. She hires the needy private investigator Jack Andrews (Val Kilmer), who grieves the death of his wife and owes ten thousand-dollars to loan sharks, to simulate her death telling that she wants to start a new life without her boyfriend. He accepts the offer and produces her fake death. However she betrays Andrews and escapes to Las Vegas without paying the rest of the money, leaving him as the prime suspect of her death for the police. Andrews finds Fay in Las Vegas and they have a love affair. Meanwhile the police, the mobsters and Vince hunt them down.

Despite the flaws, "Kill Me Again" is a great neo-noir film with a sordid story. Michael Madsen is perfect in the role of a psychopath scum as well Val Kilmer in the role of a smalltime private investigator. Joanne Whalley does not have the profile of femme fatale but has a good performance. However, the plot point with Fay teaming up with Vince against Andrews after letting him hide the money is flawed. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Mate-me Outra Vez" ("Kill Me Again")


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