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Kill Me Later (2001)

Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother. Presently she is graduated, works in a bank and ... See full summary »


Dana Lustig


Dana Lustig (story), Annette Goliti Gutierrez (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Selma Blair ... Shawn Holloway
Max Beesley ... Charlie Anders
O'Neal Compton ... Agent McGinley
Lochlyn Munro ... Agent Reed
D.W. Moffett ... Mathew Richmond
Brendan Fehr ... Billy
Tom Heaton ... Jason Thompson
David Adams David Adams ... Ara
Alex Zahara ... Officer Larry
Keegan Connor Tracy ... Heather (as Keegan Tracy)
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Lucy
Stacy Fair Stacy Fair ... Elizabeth Richmond
Marcel Maillard Marcel Maillard ... Lyle Holloway
Keith Martin Gordey Keith Martin Gordey ... Elevator Cop (as Keith Gordy)
Dana Lustig ... Suzan Holloway


Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother. Presently she is graduated, works in a bank and is the mistress of her married colleague Matthew Richmond. When she finds that Matthew's wife is pregnant, she decides to commit suicide. She goes to the roof of the building, drinks some vodka, trying to get enough courage to jump to the floor. The neighbors see the scene and call the police to save Shawn. Meanwhile, the bank where she works is being robbed by Charlie Anders and two friends of him. When the cops arrive to save Shawn, the heist is in progress and the police shoot one robber, the driver escapes and Charlie runs to the top of the building. There, he does not allow Shawn to jump off and saves her. They make an agreement: she would help him to escape, and he would give US$ 50,000.00 to her and kill her later with a shot in the head. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Not every hostage wants to be saved!


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

14 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Take My Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dana Lustig, the director, makes an on screen appearance as Shawn's stepmother. See more »


When Shawn leaves the bathroom (where Charlie is tending to his wound) she's seen in the bedroom wearing a long night-shirt with no pants. Seconds later she enters the bathroom with another shirt that's tucked into her pants. See more »


Shawn Holloway: What's going on is there really some nut on the roof holding a hostage?
Elevator Cop: Yes ma'am, but don't you worry, we'll get him.
Shawn Holloway: What are you gonna do once you get him are you gonna shoot him?
Elevator Cop: We'll hopefully he will have the good sense to give himself up before it comes to that.
Shawn Holloway: Well if he had any GOOD sense he wouldn't be robbing a bank in the first place... Don't you think?
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References Rugrats (1990) See more »


Written and Produced by Paul Gordon (as Paul Christian Gordon)
Published by Stay a Wake Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Paul Gordon (as Paul Chistian Gordon)
Courtesy of
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Selma is worth checking out
11 March 2003 | by Reggie_CharanSee all my reviews

For me, Selma Blair is the reason to watch this one. She's got the creepy, vulnerable quality Jennifer Jason Leigh does so well, but she couples it with a smart-ass attitude. Movie is strongest in the first 40 minutes or so, as the constant running from the authorities gets a bit tedious after that.

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