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You Kill Me (2007)

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While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hitman befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores.

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John Dahl
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Frank Falenczyk
Téa Leoni ... Laurel Pearson
Luke Wilson ... Tom
Dennis Farina ... Edward O'Leary
Philip Baker Hall ... Roman Krzeminski
Bill Pullman ... Dave
Marcus Thomas ... Stef Krzeminski
Scott Heindl ... James Doyle
Alison Sealy-Smith Alison Sealy-Smith ... Doris Rainford (as Allison Sealy-Smith)
Aron Tager ... Walter Fitzgerald
Jayne Eastwood ... Kathleen Fitzgerald
Al Corley ... Man in Park
Erik Fjeldsted Erik Fjeldsted ... Kevin
Aaron Hughes ... Stanley
Devin McCracken Devin McCracken ... Henry
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Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the hitman for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy, but he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel, a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms.

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tú me matas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,000, 24 June 2007

Gross USA:

$2,429,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,748,295
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Shot in twenty-six days. See more »

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When Frank and Laurel first meet in the mortuary, the dead body's stomach move up and down as he's breathing. See more »

Quotes

Laurel Pearson: Here's to granting others the serenity to change the things you cannot accept.
Tom: And the courage to accept large amounts of change serenely.
Frank Falenczyk: And the wisdom to know the difference.
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If You Know Love
Written by Molly Johnson and Steven Mackinnon
Performed by Molly Johnson
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Nice little black comedy with Gandhi as a hit man
21 June 2007 | by mgconlan-1See all my reviews

Mahatma Gandhi as a professional hit man? Believe it or not, it works. Ben Kingsley plays Frank, an enforcer for the Buffalo Polish Mafia who blows a major hit because he falls into an alcoholic stupor, and his bosses send him to San Francisco to join A.A. and get clean and sober. Meanwhile, the guy he was supposed to kill and didn't, Irish gangster Edward O'Leary (played by "Law and Order" veteran Dennis Farina, looking considerably less rumpled here), makes an alliance with the Chinese gangs that threatens to put the Poles out of business. Meanwhile, Frank's "minder" (Bill Pullman) gets him a job at a mortuary, leading to a meet-cute in which he falls in love with the stepdaughter of one of his clients (Téa Leoni) and acquires a Gay man as his A.A. sponsor (a marvelously warm performance by Luke Wilson in a role that in other hands would have been offensively clichéd). Though most of the situations here are so old they have lichens growing on them, director John Dahl and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely put enough fresh spins on them as to make this movie a pleasant time-filler, even though Wilson's character is yet another one of those annoying parts in which we're told he's Gay but we never actually see him romantically or sexually involved with a man.


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