Killer

Killer

Director: Mark Malone Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Mimi Rogers, Matt Craven

VHS

Overview

Killer is writer-director Mark Malone's offbeat noir fantasy about Mick (Anthony LaPaglia), an alienated, existential hit-man with a secret, romantic streak which leads him into tragedy. Mick is troubled by his desire to murder a call-girl because she failed to excite him, and he confides in mob boss George (Peter Boyle). George offers to set Mick up with a prominent psychiatrist if he first makes a hit on an upscale lady who has stolen money from the mob. Mick's pal Archie (Matt Craven) wants to join him, and Mick reluctantly agrees even though Archie's cowardice in a previous hit nearly cost George and Mick their lives. When Mick arrives to carry out the hit, to his surprise, he finds his victim expecting him. Elegant, cool Fiona (Mimi Rogers), asks a great many questions about Mick, learns a great deal and they engage in some mild sadomasochistic sex. Archie too becomes Fiona's confident, telling her of his botched hit and his troubled relationship with Mick. The film's conclusion is unusual and surprising, with dense and subtle performances by the entire cast. Malone is a confident and inventive director whose use of lighting and sound is smoothly impressive. But unlike many directors, Malone never allows this technique to interfere with the performances of his actors. Killer was well-received by critics, but failed to find an a well-deserved audience until it was released on video.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1998
UPC: 0017153616033
Original Release: 1994
Source: Republic Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony LaPaglia Mick
Mimi Rogers Fiona
Matt Craven Archie
Peter Boyle George
Monika Schnarre Laura
Joseph Maher Dr. Alstricht
Mark Acheson Hellbig

Technical Credits
Mark Malone Director,Screenwriter
Maxyne Baker Costumes/Costume Designer
Graeme Coleman Score Composer
Gary Delfiner Executive Producer
Abra Edelman Associate Producer,Casting
Elisa Goodman Casting
Kelsey T. Howard Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Eric Mcnab Art Director
Gordon Melbourne Screenwriter
Elizabeth Patrick Set Decoration/Design
Greg Reely Sound/Sound Designer
Robin Russell Editor
Tobias Schliessler Cinematographer
Marcia Shulman Casting
Robert Sigman Executive Producer
Lynne Stopkewich Production Designer
Michael Strange Executive Producer
William Vince Producer
Robert Vince Producer

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