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Kill Me Later (2001)

A suicidal loan officer is about to jump off the bank roof after seeing her lover/boss's pregnant wife, when a bank robber grabs her as hostage. She helps him escape.


Dana Lustig


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




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 »

Did You Know?


A large number of filter effects, shutter effects, and jump cuts are used to make long dialogue scenes (particularly between the two cop and between the two lovers) more visually interesting. The audio itself on both is done as a single long take. 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: So is this the big plan or what?
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References Rugrats (1990) See more »


Written by Danny Lerman, Tal Bergman, Oskar Cartaya, and Tim Gant
Published by Steel Warehouse Music/TAG/ART (ASCAP)
Performed by Danny Lerman
Courtesy of Steel Warehouse Music
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I Liked it.
8 September 2003 | by caity_07See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie by mistake and was actually presently suprised by it. I have always thought Selma Blair was a quite good actress and she was very convincing in this. Even though at some points in the movie it gets a bit dull and repetative, generally your attention is kept.

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Release Date:

14 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Take My Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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