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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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Storyline

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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Love is always worth another shot See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Though much of this movie takes place in San Francisco, only one day of filming took place there. See more »

Goofs

The Amtrak station appears to be near downtown Buffalo. An announcement is made about a train going to Cleveland. Trains in downtown Buffalo only go North and East. Westbound trains only leave from a suburban station in Depew, NY. 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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Long Celtic Candy
Written and Performed by William Anderson (as William Kevin Anderson)
Courtesy of Dorothy Street Music
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18 August 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Far from perfect its absolutely charming with a super cast headed by Ben Kingsley as a hit-man with a drinking problem. Sent from Buffalo to San Fransisco to dry out when he blows a hit, Kingsley attempts to get his life in order.

Funny, touching and atypical, no one is really a cliché. As I said its not perfect, it meanders a bit too much and the mob stuff is a bit worn but its still a charming film. I think the whole things works thanks to the across the board excellent performances. First and foremost is Ben Kingsley who once again proves himself to be one of the finest comedic actors working today.

This is one of those movies you like with your heart more than with your head. This is one to see and share with as many people as you can force into seeing it.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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