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A chance meeting between two middle-aged men leads one into a life of crime in this offbeat comedy. Danny Wright (Greg Kinnear) is an American businessman whose life has been going through a sour patch after he and his wife, Carolyn (Hope Davis), lost their young son. During a business trip to Mexico City, Danny strikes up a conversation in a hotel bar with fellow out-of-towner Julian Noble (Pierce Brosnan), and while Julian's loud and brassy manner initially puts Danny off, in time the two become friends, and Julian feels comfortable enough with Danny to tell him what he does for a living. It seems Julian is a hired killer working under the auspices of underworld kingpins Lovell (Dylan Baker) and Mr. Randy (Philip Baker Hall), and Julian tries to persuade Danny to help him with his latest assignment. Danny refuses, but a few months later a distraught Julian appears unannounced on Danny's doorstep. It seems Julian has blown his two most recent assignments due to a variety of psychosomatic illnesses, and now Lovell and Mr. Randy want him dead. Julian has also done something to put Danny in his debt, and the previously non-criminal businessman is forced to help his friend stage a hit, with Julian's presence in his home upsetting the precarious balance of Danny and Carolyn's marriage. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 30, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Pierce Brosnan Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2005 Nominee

Crew

Richard Shepard
Director
Pierce Brosnan
Producer
Beau St. Clair
Producer
Sean Furst
Producer
Bryan Furst
Producer
Richard Shepard
Screenwriter
David Tattersall
Cinematographer
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Carole Kravetz-Aykanian
Editor
Martha del Rio
Art Director
Marcelo Del Rio
Art Director
Brad Jenkel
Co-producer
Manfred Heid
Co-producer
Gerd Koechlin
Co-producer
Susanne Bohnet
Associate Producer
Amanda J. Scarano
Associate Producer
Mark Gordon
Executive Producer
Adam Merims
Executive Producer
Andy Reimer
Executive Producer
Andreas Thiesmeyer
Executive Producer
Bob Yari
Executive Producer
Josef Lautenschlager
Executive Producer
Catherine Marie Thomas
Costume Designer
Patrice Laure
Set Decorator
Santiago Núñez Rojo
Sound/Sound Designer
Wendy Weidman
Casting
Amanda Mackey-Johnson
Casting
Carla Hool
Casting
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond
Casting
Sig De Miguel
Casting
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