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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.


Kyle Bergersen


Kyle Bergersen (as Kyle W. Bergersen)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Tucker ... Heck Prigusivac
Jeremy Renner ... Chick Prigusivac
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Dori Dumchovic
Christine Ebersole ... Miriam Prigusivac
Michael Fairman ... Warden Stankovic
Sean Sweeney Sean Sweeney ... Bix
Neil Giuntoli ... Harry Grmusa
Googy Gress ... Doc Zdravkovic (as Francis 'Googy' Gress Jr.)
Bodhi Elfman ... Krist Skolnik
Matt Bentle Matt Bentle ... Pontius
Brian Turk ... Bruno Bauk
Wendy Worthington ... Nurse Cetnik
Blake Robbins ... Stuttering Guard
Gary Fish Gary Fish ... Catholic Priest
Seth Hanser Seth Hanser ... Dracus


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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language

Did You Know?


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 »


Heck Prigusivac: But if the outcome's already predetermined the issue of right and wrong doesn't matter anymore. Not even Zeus had the power over the fates how can I be expected to do any better?
Bix: Your obviously not an existentialists
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American Pie
Written by Don McLean
Performed by Jeremy Renner
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User Reviews

Awesome Film!!!
14 June 2007 | by blueeyesjamesSee all my reviews

Just sat down to breakfast and this came on Starz. had no idea what to expect. Laughing hysterically, although the subject matter wouldn't make you think so! Crying, (real man-tears) by the end!

Yes it's a dark comedy, think Heathers or something similar. Great cast, non-stop quoteables in it! I know this differs from the other review but I say give it a shot! Jeremy Renner is a hot actor. I saw him in "CSI" and "Dahmer". I'm suggesting this to people who enjoy interesting cinema!

Give it a shot and you should be pleasantly surprised. Christine Ebersole is in it too, and I almost didn't recognize her!

Have fun!

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English | Latin

Release Date:

15 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Comes to the Executioner See more »

Filming Locations:

Butte, Montana, USA See more »

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Aura Entertainment See more »
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