During filming, large special effects debris cannons were used to simulate the blast from a grenade outside the "building". A delay in Production resulted in the special effects team waiting for an extended period of time. Out of boredom and hopes to get filming again, the FX team told director Colin Carter that the cannons were outfitted with a self-purge mechanism and that after 20 minutes of idle time they would erupt and send debris all over the set unless a reset button was pressed. They expressed that they could only reset this 3 times, making 60 minutes the max wait time. Needless to say, Production was back up and running in a jiffy! The gag was revealed later that day to Colin. See more »
The directors are visible in the china cabinet at the beginning of the scene inside the Mob Boss' house. The problem is resolved as the scene progresses. See more »
Please Kill Mr. Know It All feels a little like a Woody Allen movie from mid-late 90s (think Bullets over Broadway or Mighty Aphrodite), but with all of Allen's parts and dialogue edited out then the filmed slowed down a bit. The result is a situational comedy which is quieter than one would expect from the plot setup, with fewer easy gags, but still entertaining.
Mr. Know It All is the nom de plume for Sally, a columnist who gives advice on everything from love to investments. As the column's popularity takes off, Sally and her editor decide to preserve the fiction that the column is written by a man, and illustrate the column with a portrait of a man - Albert - that Sally sees in a movie theater. Albert also happens to be a hit man, who is not pleased by his sudden conspicuousness. Complications ensue.
Although the movie some pacing issues and a fairly predictable plot, the script is well thought out and the actors are appealing and do a credible enough job to make the movie work.
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