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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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Desperate Passions...Lethal Desires... See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Joanne Whalley's new name "Vera Billings" is a combination of the town (Billings) where writer-director 'Dahl, John' is from, and a girl he dated. See more »

Goofs

Up at the lake, the morning after Faye dyes her hair to a brunette color, her hair is the red that it was in Vegas. See more »

Quotes

Vince Miller: You might live through the rest of the day if you tell me where my money is.
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Connections

Referenced in Kid 90 (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Written by Jerome Kern & Otto A. Harbach (as Otto Harbach)
Performed by Dinah Washington
Published by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, A Division of PolyGram, Inc.
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'80s Noir For Audience Which Likes A Mean Edge
11 March 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Unlike the title, once turned out to be just right. I should have stopped at one viewing, which I really liked. For some reason, a second look five years later wasn't nearly the fun. All of sudden, the characters just were too hard-edged with a sadistic killer and lead female that were not fun to watch. Maybe I'm just mellowing and these type of low-lifes just don't appeal to me anymore, at least when comprise two- thirds of the main characters.

So, if you like nasty characters with a big mean streak in them, ones that have no ethics whatsoever and are proud of it, then'll you like this modern-day film noir very much. Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and Michael Madsen are not three people you want as friends, particularly the last two.

The story has a few twists - big twists - near the end, although I suppose if you thought about it long enough you'd discover some credibility problems with it. Nonetheless, you have to give this film decent points for one thing: it entertains you for the full 95 minutes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill Me Again See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,013, 29 October 1989

Gross USA:

$283,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$283,694
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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