Richter is a lazy son of a wealthy woman, who's put up with too much so no more money. He's about to lose his local newspaper job arranged by his mom. Richter owes money to a violent drug dealer/blackmailer but sees his wife. Death wish?
Deborah Kara Unger
Jude, Luke, Marc, Paulie and Pete are liberal-minded roommates and grad students at a Iowa post-secondary institution. Every Sunday for the past year, they have hosted a dinner party, inviting a friend over to have an open-minded discussion about whatever topics are of interest. On a dark and stormy night when Pete was supposed to bring a friend for one of those dinners, he instead comes home with Zachary Cody, who rescued a stranded Pete whose car broke down. They invite Zach to stay for dinner instead of Pete's missing friend. They soon find out that Zach is among other things a racist neo-Nazi, which brings up a potentially dangerous situation for Jewish Marc and black Luke. After some physical altercations and verbal threats, Marc ends up stabbing Zach dead out of what he considers self-defense. As the friends discuss what to do about Zach, they finally come to the conclusion that in killing Zach, they have done society a service. So they ponder 'why not invite other ...Written by
When the group are discussing the number of people who were killed, they waiver between 9 and 10. Pete reveals a cast that shows 10 tick marks which would make the total so far 11 - because the first character killed, Zach, wasn't counted. However, up until this point, you only see that there were 8 total murders so far. A look at the credits demonstrates that other victims - an "immigrant hater" and a "skinhead" were cut from the film. See more »
I'm the first to admit we took this country from the indians but what were they doing with it anyway; shooting off bows and arrows and using seashells for money.
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An "if". as seed of a special dark comedy. a nice idea. repetitive scenes saved by a good performances. and tomotoes. a war of visions in the skin of a strange hospitality. and the known flavours of old fashion film noire. its basic virtue - it is a real provocative film. not impecable but using a smart story who propose new perspectives about values, challenge of idea, punishment in Raskolnikov style and the game with not the reasonable end. because it seems like a cage with rats and the end, after long time after you saw it , is the more significant memory about it. a film about justice and "soft" form of intolerance. a sort of clean up. and the magnificent performance of Ron Perlman
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