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Dead in a Week Or Your Money Back (2018)

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 30 November 2018 (USA)
After his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, a young man outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin. "If you're serious about ending it, you need professional help"


Tom Edmunds


Tom Edmunds
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Wilkinson ... Leslie
Aneurin Barnard ... William
Marion Bailey ... Penny
Freya Mavor ... Ellie
Christopher Eccleston ... Harvey
Nigel Lindsay ... Brian
Velibor Topic ... Ivan
Tim Steed ... Michael
Cecilia Noble Cecilia Noble ... Wendy
Ashton Henry-Reid Ashton Henry-Reid ... Sam
Neelam Bakshi ... Mrs. Rehmann
Mark Penfold Mark Penfold ... Clive
Eileen Nicholas ... Trish
Gethin Anthony ... Charlie
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ... Margaret


After another failed attempt to commit suicide, hapless writer William addresses the services of hired assassin Leslie, the inexorable angel of death from the Killers Guild, an organization that is ready to help anyone who needs a quick and painless death. Leslie has a good heart, but an unsteady hand. The authorities want to retire him, and the contract that has turned up is the only chance to postpone the inevitable. However, the case intervenes in the fortuity. The fate suddenly smiled to William: he falls in love. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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If you're serious about ending it, you might need professional help. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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William states that he attempted to kill himself seven times, ten if you count his cries for help. They are; 1) Hanging; but the ceiling light fixture could not support his weight. 2) Gassing; by using a water hose to direct a vehicle's exhaust into its interior, but the vehicle broke down. 3) Booze & Pills; but the combination made him sick and he vomited it all out. 4) Electrocution; by standing in a bathtub of water and dropping a toaster in it, but the electrical charge was only strong enough to short out his fuse. 5) Stepping into traffic, but the vehicle that hit him was an ambulance and he received immediate medical attention and survived. 6) Jumping' William attempted to throw himself off a bridge but was caught by a passing boat managing to only break his finger. 7) Gassing, again; He stuck his head in his oven with the gas turned all the way up, but hadn't paid his gas bill so the gas ran out.

He also mentioned throwing himself into a lion's pit at the zoo, but the lions were sleepy that day and he had to climb out ten minutes later. See more »


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Harvey: It's a different game now, Les.
Harvey: You're getting out at the best time.
Leslie: But this is what I do.
Harvey: Not any more.
Leslie: This job means everything to me.
Leslie: Killing people gives me a reason to live!
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Superb for what it is
6 March 2019 | by Henry-kleinSee all my reviews

A pleasant dark comedy that will surprise you with uniqueness and excellent story telling. The moral of the movie isn't bad either. As long as you don't have high expectations, this will deliver.

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Release Date:

30 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Balham, London, England, UK


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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