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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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HE was more than a cop. SHE was more than a thief. 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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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$181,600, 18 September 2003
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Runtime:

(2003 DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Samuel L. Jackson and Stellan Skarsgård appeared in Deep Blue Sea (1999), Thor (2011), and The Avengers (2012). See more »

Goofs

The most likely cause of a diabetic coma that came on as fast as the one Jack had is severe diabetic hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Erin did the right thing originally by trying to give him an orange. She needed to raise his blood sugar. When she went to his home she found his Insulin. Giving him insulin would have only made him worse. A coma caused by high blood sugar would have been a lot longer in coming. 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

Trio #1 in B Major, Op.8
(1854)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by David Sabee (cello) / Jeff Beal (piano) musicians
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Of all the houses on Turk street...
17 December 2010 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

While a cop(Jackson in good form, and yes, he does get to do one cool speech in this) is out searching for a teenager that will never be anything other than a MacGuffin, he stumbles upon a band of quirky criminals looking to steal money from a bank. The femme fatale Erin(a *stunning* Jovovich), Tyrone, the brains of the operation(Skarsgård, threatening without even needing to be armed), Hoop, the slow-witted thief, and the Quarre's, a racist WW2 veteran pilot and his home-maker wife. $10 million is what they expect to get out of it... and that kind of dough can lead to backstabbing. Add to that that Murphy's Law is in effect when they go for the score. This is modern film noir, and it's fairly solid. The characters are all "grey", no black and white, not necessarily likable(not that any of them are annoying), well-cast, credible and well-written. Yes, they have some fun with how odd they are, but not excessively so. This isn't "funny" as such; at most it has sardonic moments and the occasional joke. It isn't about action, either. There's tension and suspense, and the plot is kept moving nicely by many twists and turns. Not everything is followed up on, and the ending doesn't really pack much of a punch... in fact, on the whole, this is a bit of a slow-burner. There is a bit of disturbing content, a little violence and nudity/sexuality. I recommend this for at least a rental for those into crime-dramas. 6/10


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