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He Was a Quiet Man (2007)

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An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.

Director:

Frank A. Cappello

Writer:

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 »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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, Limited Release
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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 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 »

Quotes

[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 Curious George (2006) See more »

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Written by Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello)
Performed by Frank A. Cappello (as Frank Cappello) and Robert Cosio
Produced by Robert Cosio
Courtesy of Waxing Moon Shores (ASCAP) 2007
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User Reviews

 
It is simply unbelievable...
22 January 2008 | by ppmakerSee all my reviews

...that a human mind is capable of creating such intriguing plot - so terrifying and captivating this movie is. Frank Capello is obviously a man of genius. But he is not nice and gentle to his audience. The movie is sharp-straight, honest and pretty cruel to a person watching it. It doesn't compromise. Don't expect it to comply with general drama movie rules.

*** BE AWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW ***

After you ve seen 50% of it or so you think it's pretty common drama, quite predictable and possibly happily ending one. Well, its not. Not at all. And so shockingly not.

Cast is perfect. I would never think Slater could fit into the role of Bob. W.Macy would fit better, I thought. But these thoughts faded away.

The movie is not open-ended despite what some people say. You just have to think harder than you usually do while watching a regular movie. Be more attentive or watch it again.

Capello makes you think. If you want to know what really happened analyze the details. There are answers.

I give 9 out of 10, because Capello rudely and savagely ruined my hopes for the better ending :)


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