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The Settlement (1999)

R | | Comedy | April 1999 (USA)
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Swaggering, womanizing Jerry and his hen-pecked buddy Pat are in a bind....thier clients aren't dying fast enough! They buy insurance policies from the terminally ill.......and bet on them ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Steilen

Writers:

Lawrence H. Toffler (play), Mark Steilen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Reilly ... Pat
William Fichtner ... Jerry
Kelly McGillis ... Fake Barbara / Ellie
David Rasche ... Denny
Dan Castellaneta ... Neal
Bill Bolender ... Shamansky
Steve Tyler ... Costar
Stuart Pankin ... Insurance Agent
Monica Staggs ... Real Barbara
Sharon Brathwaite ... Receptionist
Jonathan McMurtry Jonathan McMurtry ... Dr. Van Buren
Joseph K. Steilen Joseph K. Steilen ... Supportive Friend #1
Nathaniel Steilen Nathaniel Steilen ... Supportive Friend #2
Carol Mansell ... Bookstore Cashier
Richard L. Schnakenberg Richard L. Schnakenberg ... Limo Driver
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Swaggering, womanizing Jerry and his hen-pecked buddy Pat are in a bind....thier clients aren't dying fast enough! They buy insurance policies from the terminally ill.......and bet on them to kick the bucket on schedule. But their luck is about to change when they meet Barbara, who has a $2million policy and 3 months to live. Written by Matthew Martin

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Dying is a lousy way to make a living

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Comedy

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Rust
Written by Brian Tyler
Guitar and Drums: Brian Tyler
Bass: Michael Nielsen
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Another bull's-eye performance by John C. Reilly...
22 February 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

A nice surprise! A ballsy, unethical movie about ballsy, unethical people, but it's not a turn-off. John C. Reilly projects such amazing grace on-screen that it's easy to pass off what he does as standard. As an actor, he's solid, nonchalant and natural, and also very sexy (but, blessedly, not textbook handsome). Reilly always seems to have an extra card up his sleeve, and he's unafraid to be quiet just after racing through a foul-mouthed tirade. Here, he's in partnership with William Fichtner in a life insurance operation which is given a run for its money by a mysterious woman who says she only has three months to live. Low-profile film certainly afforded Kelly McGillis the best role she's had in years, and the twists in the screenplay are delicious. This went straight to cable. Too bad...it's more inventive than many other pictures which get a wide distribution. **1/2 from ****


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Language:

English

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April 1999 (USA) See more »

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