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King of the Ants (2003)

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A young drifter discovers his true calling when he's hired by a mobster to stalk and kill a prominent accountant, and then decides to seek revenge when the stingy thugs try to kill him rather than pay him.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Charlie Higson (screenplay) (as Charles Higson), Charlie Higson (novel) (as Charles Higson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris McKenna ... Sean Crawley (as Chris L. McKenna)
Kari Wuhrer ... Susan Gatley
George Wendt ... Duke Wayne
Vernon Wells ... Beckett
Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith ... Carl
Timm Sharp ... George
Daniel Baldwin ... Ray Mathews
Carissa Kosta ... Maureen (as Carissa Koutantzis)
Briana Beghi Briana Beghi ... Maureen's Daughter
Carlie Westerman ... Catlin Gatley
Ian Patrick Williams ... Tony
Antoine Joseph Antoine Joseph ... Drooling Idiot
Shuko Akune ... Meade Park
Steve Heller ... Gary (as Steven Heller)
Ken 'Bam Bam' Johnson Jr. Ken 'Bam Bam' Johnson Jr. ... Apartment Kid
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Storyline

The handyman Sean Crawler meets the electrician Duke Wayne while painting a house and they drink a couple of beers together and have a small talk. A couple of days later, Duke offers a job to Sean, and they meet the corrupt constructor Ray Matthews in a golf club. Ray proposes Sean to stalk the accountant from the City Hall Eric Gatley, who is investigating him, and report every movement of Eric to Ray. While chasing Eric, Sean sees his wife Susan and has a crush on her. When Ray offers US$ 13,000.00 to Sean to kill Eric, he accepts, but steals Ray's dossier before leaving the crime scene. However Sean is double-crossed by Ray and is brutally tortured by the real estate mobster and his men in a lonely ranch, but he does not tell where the file is. Sean succeeds in escaping, but severely wounded, he goes to the mission where Susan works and four weeks later he is healed. He tries to start a new life with Susan, but when she finds the documents and the truth about him, he plots a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They wanted a Fall Guy. They created a Monster.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesino por naturaleza See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Ray is telling Sean the story of the barking dog, there is a dog barking in the background. When Ray asks how far Sean is willing to go to finish a job, Sean replies "To get rid of a barking dog?" The dog stops barking. See more »

Quotes

Monster: [During Sean's third hallucination a blob like monster appears] Sean... Sean, i'm so hungry.
Monster: Feed me Sean, feed me Sean.
[the Monster starts to eat it's own feces]
Monster: Still hungry baby.
Sean Crawley: [Screaming] No... i'm dying, i'm dying.
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Referenced in King of the Ants: Behind the Scenes (2004) See more »

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6 September 2014 | by manitobaman81See all my reviews

A young drifter discovers his true calling when he's hired by a mobster to stalk and kill a prominent accountant, and then decides to seek revenge when the stingy thugs try to kill him rather than pay him. For me it was kind of hard to get a grip from the beginning because there was nothing that would have explained who the main characters were and what was their goal and so on. This left the characters really shallow and the dialogue between them was something out of a bum disco. While there is some strong personality being displayed, it is done in a way that is truthful to human nature. I think it could use some editing to speed the pace a bit. The film is hard to watch at times and difficult to call enjoyable. 7/10.


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