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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 7 December 2007 (UK)
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An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.

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Frank A. Cappello

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Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael DeLuise ... Detective Sorenson
Christian Slater ... Bob Maconel
Jamison Jones ... Scott Harper
Anzu Lawson ... Nancy Felt
John Gulager ... Goldie / Maurice Gregory
Elisha Cuthbert ... Venessa Parks
K.C. Ramsey ... Jackson
Sascha Knopf ... Paula Metzler
David Wells ... Ralf Coleman
Frankie Thorn ... Jessica Light (as Frankie Lou Thorn)
Randolph Mantooth ... Dr. Willis
Sewell Whitney ... Derrick Miles
Lisa Arianna Lisa Arianna ... ADD Assistant
Livia Treviño ... Shelby's Secretary (as Levia Trevino)
William H. Macy ... Gene Shelby
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Bob Maconel is about to have a very bad day... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fúria See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,431, 30 November 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the director's commentary on the DVD the entire movie was shot in only 21 days. See more »

Goofs

When Bob goes to lunch, he carries his briefcase by the handle, then sets it down flat on the top of the wall. When he opens the case, the items inside are perfectly arranged. See more »

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[first lines]
Bob Maconel: 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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Crazy Credits

A still photo of a child appears in the Very Special Thanks section. See more »

Connections

References The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Inner Depths Of A Tortured Soul
Written by Robert Cosio
Performed by Robert Cosio
Produced by Robert Cosio
Courtesy of R World Music (ASCAP) 2007
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Slater Surprise
28 September 2008 | by EXodus25XSee all my reviews

Frankly I was shocked by just how good Christian Slater was in this film and trust me Christian Slater and good are definitely two words I never thought I would put in the same sentence. So yes you can say I was very presently surprised, I remember first hearing about this film and the quality reviews it had been getting and I was a bit reluctant when hearing just who was included in the cast. As much as I was surprised by Christian Slater I felt the exact opposite about Elisha Cuthbert, how she continues to get roles amazes me, I guess there are directors and producers that are just so mesmerized by they way she looks that they are fooled into thinking she is anything but god awful. Plus, was anyone really fooled by the obvious use of a body double in her nude scene. If she doesn't want to do the scene then just don't do it, or even be a little creative with you shot choices, instead we get one of the most unconvincing body double shots ever filmed. Anyway, enough on the cast, this film is very unique in it's story and the way it's director chooses to tell it, some very interesting special effects are used throughout and in some very unconventional ways. The films final act is by far it's weakest point, a cop out ending to a film that deserved better.


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