Grosse Pointe Blank

Grosse Pointe Blank

George Armitage (1997)

102min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Named in tribute to John Boorman's cult thriller Point Blank, this inventive black comedy drama stars John Cusack as hitman Martin Blank, who returns to his home town of Grosse Pointe for a high-school reunion and another assassination. He bumps into the old flame (Minnie Driver) he jilted on prom night ten years before and discovers that conventional free-marketeers are just as ruthless as he is. Director George Armitage keeps the action smart and edgy, and there are some fine performances from a supporting cast that includes Dan Aykroyd (as a pushy fellow hitman), Alan Arkin (as Blank's reluctant shrink) and Joan Cusack.

Summary

A hitman takes the chance to combine his latest assassination job with a trip back to his home town for a school reunion. The occasion starts to get complicated when an old flame turns up and rekindles their lost romance - while a rival killer harasses him to join an assassins' union. Black comedy drama, starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack and Alan Arkin.

Cast & Crew

Martin Q Blank John Cusack
Debi Newberry Minnie Driver
Mr Grocer Dan Aykroyd
Marcella Joan Cusack
Dr Oatman Alan Arkin
Lardner Hank Azaria
McCullers K Todd Freeman
Mr Newberry Mitchell Ryan
Director George Armitage
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKGuidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy