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A Little Harmless Murder (2003)

Paul has just lost his girlfriend, his job, his dignity, and gained a rash. With nothing left to live for, so he decides to end it all. After several failed attempts at suicide, Paul opts ... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Karner

Writer:

Nick Karner (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jon Campling ... Paul
Beata Chelkowska Beata Chelkowska ... Passer-By
Daniel Dresner Daniel Dresner ... George
Nick Karner ... Life Insurance Salesman
Bhakti Mehta Bhakti Mehta ... Passer-By
Anna Parker-Naples Anna Parker-Naples ... Karen (as Anna Naples)
Gareth Parkinson Gareth Parkinson ... The Officer
Manfred Schoberth Manfred Schoberth ... Passer-By
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Storyline

Paul has just lost his girlfriend, his job, his dignity, and gained a rash. With nothing left to live for, so he decides to end it all. After several failed attempts at suicide, Paul opts for the next best thing: asking complete strangers on the street to kill him. Strangely enough, everyone walks away from him. While Paul is moping on a park bench, George happens upon him. Paul discovers that George used to be just like him. George passes on the advice that whenever he is feeling down in the dumps and wants to cut the old life line, he thinks about all the misery of others and feels much happier. With that, George takes Paul on a whirlwind tour of misery, until Paul confronts his abusive ex-girlfriend. Can he stand up to her verbal bashing? Or is murder still in the cards? Written by Nick Karner

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Plot Keywords:

suicide | murder | black comedy | See All (3) »

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What Could It Hurt?

Genres:

Short | Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Insane Asylum Features See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(re-edited)

Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Originally, Director Nick Karner planned to have an actress addressing the camera for the infamous opening monologue to the film. On the last day of shooting, he received a text message on his cellular phone from the actress he had cast in the role of Karen. This message informed him that her grandfather had died and she would be unable to appear in the film. Unable to get a replacement at such extreme short notice, Karner shot the scene with Karen off-camera and read her lines to Jon Campling, the actor playing Paul. Later, he hired Anna Naples, with whom he'd worked previously in his short film Cage (2005), to provide a voice-over for the Karen role. In the film, Karen is never seen, only heard. See more »

Quotes

Paul: So, about us getting back together. I'd rather spend the weekend drinking turpentine and rolling around in cow manure.
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Crazy Credits

The Subway Attendants. "Thanks for letting me take the grocery cart!" See more »

Connections

References What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966) See more »

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