A chance encounter between a travelling salesman and a lonely hitman triggers a strangely profound relationship which provokes each to act in ways neither would have imagined possible. Fate steps in to form a friendship between two men from irreconcilable worlds that will alter the lives of both forever.Written by
Pierce Brosnan plays a character named "Julian Noble" in this film. Brosnan portrayed a character named "Ian Dunross" in the television miniseries, Noble House (1988). See more »
Danny's taken out of his house by Julian to talk in his car, the bonnet and roof are covered in snow but the windows are clear yet all the other cars nearby are completely covered. The windows have obviously been cleared so that the cameras can see the two men talking inside. See more »
Humorous and multi-location story with a hit-man at the core.
The delivery of some very humorous rude lines by Pierce Brosnan is alone worth the price of admission. He plays a kind of "James Bond's psycho twin brother", separated at birth, no doubt. As an intense hit-man, his character is very sexual but even better, very funny. Add the kind-hearted, uber-likable American "guy next door', Greg Kinnear, to set up contrast. The myriad locations, vivid colors, and quick-witted humor provide great entertainment. Hope Davis is well cast as the "gem of a wife". But the focus of the film is on the two fellows, a new "Odd Couple", and that's the part that works very well. Have a great (probably R-rated) laugh, and look for the places where the story goes a little deeper.
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