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Kill the Man (1999)

The two owners of the Long Shot Copies shop struggle against a copying giant, King Co. Having gotten their start from a one hundred thousand dollar windfall when one of them hit a ... See full summary »


Tom Booker, Jon Kean


Tom Booker, Jon Kean




Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Stanley Simon
Joshua Malina ... Bob Stein
Paula Devicq ... Vicki Livingston
Phillip Rhys ... Seth
Phil LaMarr ... Marky Marx
Jim Fyfe ... Guy
Teri Garr ... Mrs. Livingston
Michael McKean ... Mr. Livingston
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Nan
David Lowe ... Mr. Big
Jon Kean Jon Kean ... Mr. Bigger
Layne Beamer Layne Beamer ... Mr. Biggest
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Grumpy Senior (as Brian Doyle Murray)
Richard Riehle ... Mr. Ellias
Katie Johnston Katie Johnston ... Jesse Livingston


The two owners of the Long Shot Copies shop struggle against a copying giant, King Co. Having gotten their start from a one hundred thousand dollar windfall when one of them hit a promotional mid-court basketball shot, they have to find a way to keep their company afloat or fold. Thus starts a series of gimmicks and a war against the opposition, particularly after they are visited by a corporate thug. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como Vencer na Vida See more »

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Did You Know?


Seth's t-shirt on the first day of declaring war on King Co. is a Croydon Borough Council t-shirt. Philip Rhys, who plays Seth, was brought up in the London borough of Croydon. See more »


Vicki Livingston: Not only has he been posting pornographic pictures he also flashed me.
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Crazy Credits

After the usual no harm to animals disclaimer comes-- Numerous copy machines, however, were badly mistreated--but we're not legally bound to disclose any details See more »


Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


Workin' For The Man
Written by Roy Orbison
Performed by Roy Orbison
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Horrible movie with even worse acting... stay away from this one
26 August 1999 | by fizzlepopSee all my reviews

I rented this movie because after seeing Luke Wilson in the excellent movie "Bottle Rocket" and the memorable and witty "Home Fries," I thought he would have had enough sense to recognize a good script from a bad one. Apparently not because this movie is a real stinker. Wilson tries to make it work, so I'll give him that much, but Joshua Malina (Bob) is wretched and should've been left out of the movie altogether. Malina tries to act too over-the-top to be funny and none of it works (shades of Elizabeth Berkeley's "Showgirls" performance). The whole movie has a feel of an after-school special - but even worse because there's no point whatsoever. I don't understand the whole pun with the Kinko's Copies (the movie calls it King Co. or something like that). It makes it obvious that this "King Co." is the bad guy. It sounds like it was just put together by some disgruntled Kinko's employees or something. I couldn't even stand to watch the whole movie... I ended up turning it off halfway through because it was so bad. Take my word for it... this movie belongs in the incinerator.

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