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The Merry Gentleman (2008)

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A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hitman (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, ... See full summary »

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Michael Keaton

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Ron Lazzeretti
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Keaton ... Frank Logan
Kelly Macdonald ... Kate Frazier
Tom Bastounes ... Dave Murcheson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kareem Bandealy Kareem Bandealy ... First Victim
Mike Bradecich ... Jerry
Debbi Burns ... Office Worker at Christmas Party
Maritza Cabrera ... Restaurant Patron
Bobby Cannavale ... Michael
Esther Claire Esther Claire ... Restaurant Patron
Idrees Degas ... Attorney
William Dick ... Mr. Weiss
Jay Disney ... Drunken Businessman
Mike Falevits Mike Falevits ... Guy at Party #1
Sean Fortunato Sean Fortunato ... Ted (as John Fortunato)
Shaun Gayle Shaun Gayle ... Doctor
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Storyline

A woman leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hitman (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, alcoholic detective to form the third party in a very unusual triangle as this story begins to unfold. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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A man with a secret. A woman with a past. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

4 December 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A csendes bérgyilkos See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,981, 3 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$346,286, 26 July 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kate says she and Frank are like peas in a pod. Michael Keaton said something similar in Beetlejuice (1988). See more »

Goofs

In the hospital room on Christmas Day, Frank Logan is holding the cup of water in the medium shot, but in the long shots, it is setting on the table. See more »

Quotes

Kate Frazier: [refering to her abusive husband] "I hope he has found God. I just wish he hadn't found me."
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Crazy Credits

After Frank changes his mind about suicide, a scene plays out over the end credits where he's seen walking off into the distance. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 4 December 2009 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Jangle Christmas
Written by Blaire Reinhard
Performed by Blaire Reinhard
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Slow but very good
28 December 2009 | by bob-rutzel-1See all my reviews

Frank Logan (Keaton) is a hit man and he suspects Kate (MacDonald) can place him at the scene of his last hit.

This is slow moving, but if you look at it as a cat and mouse game it's a non-issue. The thing that really saves this movie is Kate's Scottish accent. You cannot get enough of it regardless or what else is going on. Okay, the movie would save itself anyway, but when Kate speaks, you listen because you really don't know anything about her, and that accent is pure heaven. Maybe it is the accent.

The title is somewhat misleading. There is nothing merry about Frank Logan as you will see. Merry is used because it is Christmas time and he does act the part of a gentleman. See? Seems it is all a matter of some misdirection, but only in the title, not in the story.

This is Michael Keaton's first attempt at directing and since I enjoyed the movie, I'd say he did a good job of it. He brought the right amount of suspense and tension throughout the story. And, to have selected Kelly MacDonald to play Kate, with that accent is pure genius. I guess you can tell I really like the Scottish accent.

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes, some


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