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No Good Deed (2002)

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While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.

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Bob Rafelson

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Dashiell Hammett (story), Christopher Canaan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Jack Friar
Milla Jovovich ... Erin
Stellan Skarsgård ... Tyrone (as Stellan Skarsgard)
Doug Hutchison ... Hoop
Joss Ackland ... Mr. Quarre
Grace Zabriskie ... Mrs. Quarre
Jonathan Higgins ... David Brewster
Shannon Lawson ... Amy
Robert Welch Robert Welch ... Willy
Francis X. McCarthy ... Bank Manager
Noel Burton Noel Burton ... Mr. Leeds
Roberto Blizzard Roberto Blizzard ... Man Mowing Lawn
Shawn Roberts Shawn Roberts ... Passer-by
Terence Bowman Terence Bowman ... Mail Carrier
Robert Brewster Robert Brewster ... Fish & Chip Store Owner (as Bob Brewster)
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Storyline

About a police detective, Jack, who, while doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager on Turk Street, stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery. Jack finds himself being held hostage while the criminals decide what to do with him, and the leader's beautiful girlfriend, Erin, is left alone to watch Jack. Erin, who we discover is a master manipulator of the men in the gang, reveals another side to Jack - a melancholy romantic who could have been a classical cellist. She finds Jack's captivity an irresistible turn-on and he can't figure out if she's for real, or manipulating him, too. Before the gang returns, Jack and Erin's connection intensifies and who ends up with the money is anyone's guess. Written by Kate Hoffman

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...goes unpunished. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The House on Turk Street See more »

Filming Locations:

Coaticook, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$181,600, 18 September 2003
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2003 DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Stellan Skarsgård appeared in Deep Blue Sea (1999), Thor (2011), and The Avengers (2012). See more »

Goofs

Tyrone & Hoop are sat in the car in torrential rain. We see it bouncing off the hood. However, when we see their faces in the side mirrors, there is no rain on the mirrors' glass. No rain strikes the mirrors' frames. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy: Jack, thank God you're home.
Jack Friar: What's wrong?
Amy: I need your help. It's Connie, she's run away again.
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Soundtracks

Chanson Triste
(1868)
Written by Henri Duparc (as Henri du Parc)
Performed by Alain Aubut (cello) / Debbie Armstrong (piano)
Produced by Jean Robitaille
Image Sonore Inc.
Courtesy of Salabert Editions
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A little boring but acceptable adaptation of modern noir cinema
24 May 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film talks how a detective called Jack (Samuel L. Jackson) is assigned by his neighbor to find her disappeared daughter . The tracks lead a house where he's abducted by a group of delinquents (Stellan Skarsgard, Milla Jovovich, Doug Hutchinson) about to pull off a bank robbery . As Jack finds himself being held hostage while the nasty bandits decide what to do with him .

The picture is developed on its first part on the sitting room when our protagonist stumbles upon a bizarre gang of criminals , for that reason is a little tiring ; a bit later on , there starts the action and when the movie is amusing and entertaining . In the intervening period to forward is nice and there is thriller , taut , intrigue and suspense leading to finish at a frenetic action and tension . The final confrontation between the starring and the villain enemies is breathtaking and in complete emotion . Samuel L. Jackson and Milla Jovovich's interpretation is top-notch , both of them make the typical couple from noir cinema . He is impetuous and tough , she's liar , impulsive and beautiful . The supporting actors are magnificent (Skarsgard , Hutchinson and two veterans : Joss Ackland and Grace Zabriskie) . Cinematography by Spanish photographer Juan Ruiz Anchia is pretty good and Jeff Beal's musical score is atmospheric . The picture is a little bit violent but happens cruel murders . The motion picture attained limited success ; besides , it made a few box office because of lack luster and budget . The yarn will appeal to action cinema enthusiasts and Samuel L. Jackson fans . Rating : Decent and passable.


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