Chicago hit-man Critical Jim has apprehended his latest New York target, Cletis Tout. The only reason Jim has not yet killed him is that he states he is not really Cletis Tout. The only thing Jim finds greater satisfaction in than getting the job done is watching classic movies, especially ones with a good story. As such, Jim gives him the opportunity to "pitch" his story to save his life. Saying that his name is Trevor Finch, he is a career white collar criminal who recently broke out of prison with a friend to help said friend retrieve a cache of diamonds he long ago hid. Beyond Finch assuming Tout's identity to elude the authorities which got him into this predicament with Jim, he and his friend found that retrieving the diamonds were not going to be as easy as going back to where he had hid them. There was also the added complication of a young woman, Tess Donnelly, entering his life, she who he may have let slip through his fingers despite being probably the one with who he was ...Written by
Tess is not wearing gloves when she fires the rifle, and she abandons it on the rooftop in plain sight. Since she was, by her own admission, a child raised by the Foster Care system, her fingerprints would be on record. A police investigation would arrest her in no time at all. See more »
You two cheesedicks couldn't improvise a fart after eating a three bean salad.
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I have avoided this movie since the day it came out, firstly it had Tim Allen in it, second that poster looked hideous and thirdly it was an ensemble piece. It just looked stupid, I had heard it was good, but the name, the poster and the Tim Allen thing all made me walk past this movie over and over again in the video store. So finally I get it out, and from the two mafia guys talking about deliverance right through till the end I love this movie.
This is a movie about movie clichés, but it tells the story in such a way that you could watch even more clichés and still enjoy it. Slater was good, not true romance good, but good, Connolly is great, but the man who steals the shop is Allen who is the funniest hit-man since Grosse Point Blank (Aykroyd or Cusack). And not only is Allen funny, but he holds the movie together in what is by far the toughest role.
I cannot believe more people have not seen this movie. This is a cult classic all about films, I think every movie junkie out there should see this movie right now. I don't know why the director isn't getting work after this (other than its failure to make any money), but I urge any future directors to look this man up and give him some cash.
If you're reading this review, ignore this movie no further.
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