A troubled loner, Bob Maconel, imagines blowing up the tower in Los Angeles where he works. He takes a revolver to his office intent on killing colleagues, and then himself. At home, he holds conversations with his fish, who encourage him to do it. His supervisor picks on him. As he's screwing his courage to the sticking place, he drops a bullet; while on the floor looking for it, another colleague does exactly what Bob has been planning. Bob emerges a hero and the one colleague he likes, a woman with a bright smile, is severely wounded. Can Bob help her through despair and find himself and joy in life? Or, as everyone says, is this impossible for a man like him?Written by
According to the director's commentary on the DVD the entire movie was shot in only 21 days. See more »
When Bob is asked up to Gene Shelby's office to meet the grief counselor, Gene asks him if he wants something to drink. "A Pepsi, or something?" The cans on the table however are Coca Cola. See more »
It was easier in the past. A man knew what it was to be a man. He stood up to things that were wrong, and had the right to do so. Were expected to do so. And the way you lived, the training you put yourself through, prepared you for the inevitable confrontations. Ones that could end in dismemberment or even death. Then something happened. We passed laws of decency, lawyers became our shepherds. And what was once a fairly easy thing to understand, became muddled in a bureaucracy of ...
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1st I wanna say that Christian Slater is incredibly excellent on this movie,it's probably his best job so far and a break through for him,rest of the acting is good too,Elisha Cuthbert is my other favorite in the movie.
Directing in the other hand,slips many times during the movie,such as in the "throw up" scene,it's more like a teen movie instead of being a drama!prediction part also seemed unnecessary and not related to the hole concept of the movie.although it should not be forgotten that it's one of the few experiences of the director/writer Frank A. Cappello ,and hopefully we will see better movies from him in the future.
it's certainly a must see among the recent movies so far,but don't get your hopes up too much ,like I did!
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