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Stressed to Kill (2016)

| Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2016 (USA)
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To reduce his blood pressure after a heart attack, a man begins killing the people who are stressing him out.

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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
Derek Roberts ... Detective Brent
Charles Harrelson ... David
Tom Parnell Tom Parnell ... Doctor Mac
Annie Cerillo ... Elevator Businesswoman
Gustavo Perez ... Funeral attendee
Alvin Aki Alvin Aki ... Mr. Lee
Paul Fanning ... Flip Feinstein
Lynn Single Lynn Single ... Thelma
Terry Hopkins ... 2nd funeral priest
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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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2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

120/80: Stressed to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

Tampa, Florida, USA

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120 Over 80, Delirium See more »
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Goofs

At approximately 45 min, Bill pulls in to Stan's driveway. There is no license plate on Bill's truck. Shortly thereafter, Bill leaves. The truck now has a Florida license plate. See more »

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

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Composed by Pierre Atoch
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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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