To reduce his blood pressure after a heart attack, a man begins killing the people who are stressing him out.


Mark Savage
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Credited cast:
Armand Assante ... Paul Jordan
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Bill Johnson
Tamara Austin ... Gina Gregory
Marshal Hilton ... Stan Kelly
Sonia Curtis ... Vera Johnson
Lance Tafelski ... Junkie
Charles Harrelson ... David
Derek Roberts ... Detective Brent
Tom Parnell Tom Parnell ... Doctor Mac
Terry Hopkins ... 2nd funeral priest
Gustavo Perez ... Funeral attendee
Alvin Aki Alvin Aki ... Mr. Lee
Mary Krantz Mary Krantz ... Ashley
Annie Cerillo ... Elevator Businesswoman
Paul Fanning ... Flip Feinstein


After suffering a violent heart attack, Bill is advised by his doctor to lower his blood pressure by eliminating the stresses from his life. Taking his doctor's advice literally, Bill starts killing everyday people who irritate him with poisoned darts. The killings lower Bill's blood pressure for a while but attract the attention of Detective Jordan, an enigmatic cop who plays a strange cat and mouse game with Bill as he tries to decide whether he should arrest him or join him in his campaign. As the cop begins to make Bill's life a living hell, stresses closer to home ramp up his blood pressure, and Bill puts his best friend Stan's ex-wife on his hit list. Convinced that their friendship won't last until Stan's ex- is dead, the two men concoct a plan to get rid of her that will look like a heart attack. Although they get away with the murder, anomalies in the forensic report suggest that the ex- was poisoned. Suspecting a connection between the the "Dartman" and the poisoned woman, ...

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When his blood pressure rises, the killings begin.


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When Det. Paul Jordan is talking with Bill next to Bill's truck, Paul's coffee cup is his hand then camera changes view and it's sitting on the truck. Then the cup moves multiple times back and forth from sitting behind the cab on the truck bed edge to the sitting on the tailgate with camera view changes. See more »


Referenced in Running on Empty: Mark Savage (2016) See more »


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Composed by Pierre Atoch
Performed by 'Foretaste'
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Could have been great, ended up trash
6 October 2016 | by casablancavicSee all my reviews

I thought this was going to be like Falling Down or something equally as cool.

It is not.

It's a bore. It drags. It's horribly acted with massive holes in the story and horrible dialogue, stupid settings and atrocious casted actors.

The setup was fairly good, but 5 minutes in, it fell flat and then remained there and started to sink shortly after.

Armand Assante mumbles his way through his lines horribly and stumbles around like a drunk on his 2nd bottle of Jack Daniels in 20 minutes.

The characters are horribly written and the developed story is anything but developed.

It could have been made a dark comedy with different comedic actors delivering the same lines and better performances, but as it wasn't made into a comedy - this just sucked.

Totally different cast could have turned this mess around.

If you doubt me now, you won't doubt me later.

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2016 (USA) See more »

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Stressed to Kill See more »

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Tampa, Florida, USA

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120 Over 80, Delirium See more »
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