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The Minus Man (1999)

A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced... See full summary »

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Chloe Black ...
Karen - Age 18
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Paul
Lois Gerace ...
Lois
Erik Holland ...
Coach
Danny 'Big Black' Rey ...
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Axel Ovregaard ...
Joe La Moine
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A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced with the killing of an asthmatic junkie. The killer settles into a seaside rooming house run by an unhappy married couple and waits for his next victims to unveil themselves. Dream cops plague his nights, while plotting his murders. Meanwhile, he also starts a relationship with a postal clerk. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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8 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,292, 12 September 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$368,808, 24 October 1999
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Trivia

When the TV newscaster is reporting on the murder of Laurie Bloom, the town's name of Owensville is shown on the screen. Owen Wilson is the star of the film. See more »

Goofs

Ferrin purchases a pint of Jack Daniels and has it when she and Vann ride off to the beach. Later she tosses it to him and it became a fifth of Jack Daniels. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Vann Siegert: [Vann walks into a bar, seeing a lady and a bartender] Do you have any pie?
Bartender: Nope.
Vann Siegert: Hmm.
Bartender: No pie. No pizza. No kitchen. Just booze.
Laurie Bloom: You got pickles.
[the three of them look at the pickle jar that's full of yellow juice and yellow pickles]
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Siesta
Written and Performed by Alec Milstein and Ron Cohen
Courtesy of Jim Long Music (ASCAP) / First Digital Music (BMI) /
Zomba Music Services
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study of the pathology of isolation
13 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

"A person's brain is like a pet- sometimes it gets loose, sometimes it gets lost, sometimes it sort of behaves itself and stays in the yard."

This film isn't a mystery in the sense of a whodunnit, it's more of an examination of the mystery and strangeness of people, and the minutely strange things we do. Hampton Francher tows a taut line of existential inquest. This film defies categorization and really does get the gears turning by creating a complete world with an unrelentingly quiet unease. This film is what I'd call a mirror film, it's uninflected and amoral, so the ultimate interpretation is left to us.


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