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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 »


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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 »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 is on the roof drinking the vodka, the level in the bottle changes drastically from shot to shot. See more »


Bank Customer: We don't qualify, do we? I knew it!
Bank Customer: Honey, be quiet. She hasn't said anything yet.
Shawn Holloway: No, you qualify.
Bank Customer: I knew it!
Shawn Holloway: Technically.
Bank Customer: Technically? What does that mean?
Shawn Holloway: It means, on paper, that you qualify for this home loan.
Bank Customer: But, you're not giving it to us. I knew it!
Shawn Holloway: No, all I'm saying is that I want you to fully consider what you're getting yourselves into. For instance, this is your first child, right?
[the wife smiles proudly and nods]
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References Rugrats (1990) See more »


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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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