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Middle Man (2016)

MiddleMan (original title)
Lenny Freeman is a straight-laced old-school accountant with a dream; to become a famous stand-up comedian. The problem is he's not very funny. Not even close. When his mother dies, leaving... See full summary »

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Ned Crowley

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Ned Crowley

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Credited cast:
Jim O'Heir ... Lenny
Andrew J. West ... Hitch
Josh McDermitt ... T-Bird
Anne Dudek ... Grail
Tracey Walter ... Father Ricky / Lil J
Robert Catrini ... Jake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbo K. Adler Barbo K. Adler ... Lenny's Mom
Jocelyn Ayanna ... Evelyn
Chairman Barnes ... Francis
T'Shaun Barrett T'Shaun Barrett ... Rocko
Danny Belrose ... Tommy the Biker
Ryan Budds ... Talk Show Guest
Patrick Cannon Patrick Cannon ... Bagman
Linna Carter ... Cop
Dan Considine ... Gas Station Guy
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Lenny Freeman is a straight-laced old-school accountant with a dream; to become a famous stand-up comedian. The problem is he's not very funny. Not even close. When his mother dies, leaving him nothing but debt and her '53 Oldsmobile, Lenny hits the road to chase his dream in Vegas and auditioning for Monte Guy's annual "Stand-Up Stand-Off". Along the way (and against his better judgment) Lenny picks up a mysterious traveler named "Hitch" and his trip quickly turns from bad to worse when they stop at a small-town bar. Lenny jumps on stage as a warm-up act, but a run-in with a heckler leads to murder. Now with a dead body in his trunk, Lenny and Hitch are on the run. As the body count piles up, Lenny tries to free himself from his psychotic sidekick and escape to Vegas with the girl of his dreams. But Hitch won't shake so easily. They've got a contract. And the devil is in the details...literally. Not to mention the fact that all this blood and mayhem is having a strange side-effect on... Written by Ned Crowley

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9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Andrew J. West and Josh McDermitt both previously appeared on The Walking Dead. See more »

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Thrill from Start to Finish!
18 September 2017 | by dehnckamSee all my reviews

Middle Man was a terrifying joy to watch. I've never laughed so much during so many dark scenes as I did while watching this film.

O'Heir brilliantly delivers as an awkward wanna-be comic with a dazzling show of emotion, desperation and determination. The characters were complex and contrasting, yet the unexpected ending connects the dots in a way I would have never seen coming.

The soundtrack stuck out to me more than any movie I've recently seen and perfectly complements (and sometimes comically juxtaposes) what we are seeing unfold on screen.

Memorable and unique- this is an original film that I will keep coming back to.


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