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Love Comes to the Executioner (2006)

A young man is hired as the executioner at a prison where his brother sits on death row. Things get more surreal when he falls in love with his brother's ex-girlfriend -- who's imprisoned herself.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Heck Prigusivac
... Chick Prigusivac
... Dori Dumchovic
... Miriam Prigusivac
... Warden Stankovic
Sean Sweeney ... Bix
... Harry Grmusa
... Doc Zdravkovic (as Francis 'Googy' Gress Jr.)
... Krist Skolnik
Matt Bentle ... Pontius
... Bruno Bauk
... Nurse Cetnik
... Stuttering Guard
Gary Fish ... Catholic Priest
Seth Hanser ... Dracus
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After college graduation, Heck Prigusivac heads home to New Pristina, Montana, to get a few things before driving to Seattle to teach Latin. His mother's alcoholism (she needs care Heck can't afford) and his gene pool get in the way: Heck's father was executed for murder, his brother Chick is on death row at the local penitentiary, and Heck's rare personality profile suggest he'd make an excellent executioner. He reluctantly takes the job as prison "closer." There, his life-long sibling rivalry continues, and he's attracted to Dori Dumchovic, Chick's high school girlfriend and the only woman on death row. Will Heck have to put his lover and his own brother to death? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When death is your job... Never love your work.

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Rated R for sexual content and language
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A highway sign seen during Heck's initial drive home lists two towns: New Pristina and New Sarajevo. Their namesakes are the capitals of Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina respectively. See more »

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Heck Prigusivac: Killing people for a living just seems wrong.
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American Pie
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Written by Don McLean
Performed by Jeremy Renner
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19 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw Love Comes to the Executioner Friday, March 18 at SXSW Film Festival. It is the most original film I've seen, maybe ever. Memento was also very original. (just to give you my point of reference) I've literally never seen anything like this film. It's going to be billed as a dark comedy, but it's not that dark. It's just hysterical in a smart, sick sort of way. I wish I could find the screenplay online, because it has some of the best lines I've ever heard in a film. I have a feeling if it gets distribution, and I can't imagine it won't, it'll be a cult classic and be quoted along the lines of Office Space. While the plot is pretty simple, although not entirely predictable, it really is the dialog that makes this movie so unique. The main cast really pull off their quirky characters.


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