Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
  • Time: 113 min
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime
  • Director: George Armitage
  • Cast: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd

Storyline:

Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to muff a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he attends his 10th year High School reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a Detroit suburb where he’s also contracted to kill someone). Hot on his tail are a couple of over-enthusiastic federal agents, another assassin who wants to kill him, and Grocer, an assassin who wants him to join an “Assassin’s Union.”

One review

  • “Grosse Pointe Blank” is a great film with all kinds of entertainment. John Cusack was born to play Martin Blank. His neurotic hitman is perfectly captured by Cusack’s ‘stream of conciousness’ style. This movie is one of the finest black comedies of the nineties. Cusack and Aykroyd have the best lines I have ever witnessed in a movie. Their humor is sarcastic and quick-witted. The quirky combination of violence, black comedy and music is amazing. The characterisations are amazing and fit together perfectly. Overall this film is well worth seeing, and I would recommend it to anyone. If you haven’t seen it, you should.

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