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The Job (2003)

CJ is a sexy, cold-blooded assassin who wants to quit the business. She agrees to carry out one last hit, but for the first time in her career as an assassin, she is unable to finish the job.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Hannah ... CJ March
Brad Renfro ... Troy Riverside
Dominique Swain ... Emily Robin
Eric Mabius ... Rick
Alex Rocco ... Vernon Cray
Shawn Woods ... Roger Washington
Alanna Hanly ... Young C.J.
Kiva Dawson ... C.J.'s Mom
Joseph Whipp Joseph Whipp ... The Man
Michelangelo Kowalski Michelangelo Kowalski ... Parker
Bruce Nozick ... Hal
Anne Betancourt ... Dr. Martinez
Kira Tirimacco Kira Tirimacco ... Ms. Shispinski
Bill Kelly Bill Kelly ... Balding Man
Terri Youngblood Terri Youngblood ... Reception Nurse
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Carol Jean "CJ" March is a professional killer that works to the mobster Vernon Cray. CJ fails in her last work for Vernon, when she kills a man to retrieve half-million dollars in drugs, but she realizes that his briefcase that is empty was switched by another man. CJ hunts the man down to finish her job and discovers his name, Roger Washington, and address. Meanwhile Roger is murdered by the punk Troy Riverside that wants to sell the drugs to move to Arizona with his pregnant girlfriend Emily "Em" Robin. CJ, who is the daughter of a prostitute and orphan since she was seven, finds that she is pregnant and she tries to have an abortion in a clinic. Then she goes to a bar to get drunken and laid and she meets the former priest Rick that gets closer to her. When CJ finds Roger murdered, she seeks out Troy and finds Emily. However she is not capable to kill her because Emily is pregnant. Will CJ finish her last job? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sometimes the best hitman is a woman.

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Rated R for violence, language, sexual content and drug elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A sangre fría See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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The last day of principal photography started on December 31st, 2002. The crew worked until just before midnight then took thirty minutes off to celebrate the new year. The Grip & Electric departments had rigged a china ball light to simulate the famous New York Times Square ball drop and the cast and crew performed a count down to the new year. Production resumed thirty minutes later and the shoot wrapped the morning of January 1st, 2003. See more »

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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Music Made A Man Out of Me
Performed by The Snake Handlers
c. 2002 Bryson Jones (ASCAP)
Composed by Bryson Jones
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Yet another great movie that went straight-to-video
24 January 2004 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

THE JOB follows in the tradition of great movies such as CHEATS and RUN RONNIE RUN that end up either premiering on cable or going direct-to-video. However, unlike CHEATS and RUN RONNIE RUN, THE JOB made its debut at Cannes. Just like a lot of the movies that debut at Cannes, no theatrical release was given to THE JOB and thus, it came direct-to-video. Perhaps the first question any viewer will ask themselves upon watching this movie is, "What happened to Daryl Hannah's career?" Yes, she appeared in KILL BILL this past fall, but that wasn't necessarily a huge comeback for her. While I didn't care that much for KILL BILL, I loved THE JOB, mainly due to Daryl Hannah. Regardless of how far down her career has gone, I still love her. She is a great actress and a hell of a good-looking one too. Here she plays CJ March, a female assassin who has decided she wants to put her days of killing behind her, but before she can call it quits, she has one last job to do. It's not the best premise it the world, but that doesn't stop it from being a great action/crime pic with tons of blood and gunfire. If blood and gunfire is what you like, be prepared to have a ball watching this flick. I know I did.


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