Asher (Ron Perlman) is a contract killer who's spent the better part of his life ending other lives, taking orders from Avi (Richard Dreyfuss). He lives a lonely existence, making friends out of fine wine and good food, resenting his apprentice, Uzi (Peter Facinelli), who's taking jobs from him due to youth. When Avi hands Asher three contracts for a revenge scheme, the hitman takes the job, only to lose consciousness due to health issues, making accidental contact with Sophie (Famke Janssen), a ballet teacher distraught over mother Dora (Jacqueline Bisset), who's losing her battle with dementia. Asher and Sophie make a connection, embarking on a tentative courtship where the murderer can't share anything about his life. As the pair work out their flirtations, Asher is forced to pair with Uzi on a group hit, and when that goes bad for a moment, the veteran soon becomes marked for death, threatening all the good that's come into his world.
Death is the only way he can live.
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Did You Know?
A little after the 48 minute mark Asher (Ron Perlman) is shooting at some bottles, there is no muzzle flash on his first shot, also after his first shot he cycles the bolt on his rifle but no spent cartridge is ejected and no fresh round loaded from the magazine, on his subsequent three shots it also appears there are no cartridges ejected when he cycles the bolt. See more
[his latest hit is going into cardiac arrest
Saves Me A Bullet
Saves Me A Blow Job
References The Wizard of Oz