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Plan B (2001)

A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman.

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Greg Yaitanes

Writer:

Lisa Lutz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Pellegrino ... Frank Varecchio
Paul Sorvino ... Joe Maloni
Anthony DeSando ... Mario (as Anthony De Sando)
Diane Keaton ... Fran Varecchio
Nick Sandow ... Tommy
GlennThomas Cruz ... John Anderson (as Glenn Cruz)
Raymond Franza ... Lester
Louis Vanaria ... Hal
Bruno Iannone ... Sammy
Maury Chaykin ... Donald Rossi
Bob Balaban ... James Foster
John Ventimiglia ... Raymond Pelagi
Traci Ann Wolfe ... Raymond's Girlfriend
Natasha Lyonne ... Kaye
Michael Allinson Michael Allinson ... Charles the Butler
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Storyline

A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman.

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Ready, Fire... Aim!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Denmark

Language:

English | Danish

Release Date:

10 November 2001 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Mafiamamma See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Lisa Lutz began writing the screenplay at the age of 21 in 1991, was paid or asked to rewrite it over 25 times, and ultimately had it made into a movie a decade later. See more »

Goofs

When Raymond is reaching for the gun on the floor, he has the belt in his hand from one angle and not from the other. See more »

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Disappointed...
26 July 2002 | by ThfSee all my reviews

The cast looked promising, the storyline seemed to hold some laughs, and I was in the mood for some off-beat Diane Keaton gangster comedy.

Well, there are a few laughs to be had through-out the movie, but most of the time I just thought 'when is something interesting going to happen?' and 'when does Diane stop crying/shouting/babbling hysterically?'. I'm used to watching Diane Keaton playing this type of character, but in this case she really overdid it (may be the Director's fault, who knows). An outright terrible performance is made by Anthony DeSando playing the son/sidekick/whatever of Sorvino's character. The part in itself is exceptionally stupid (very cliché), but DeSando manages to make the character appear so stupid, that it isn't even funny (which I believe it was intended to be).

Bob Balaban (as Keaton's brother), Burt Young (as one of the persons she's asked to kill) and sometimes also Maury Chaykin makes the last half the movie somewhat tolerable, after 40 minutes of Keaton freaking out all the time.

The movie isn't exactly terrible, but it is the worst Diane Keaton-flick I've seen for some time.


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