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Michael Keaton makes his directorial debut in this low-key story of two unlikely kindred spirits. Kate Frazier (Kelly Macdonald) is a sweet woman who has left behind an abusive husband to start her life over in Chicago. Kate lands a job as a receptionist, but one afternoon after leaving work for the day she sees a man with a rifle on the ledge of a nearby building. The man is about to jump, and Kate screams; the noise startles the man, and he falls backward to safety. As it happens, the man with the gun was Frank Logan (Michael Keaton), a hired killer who has a lingering illness and has fallen into a suicidal depression. Kate is questioned by the police about Frank, and police detective Dave Murcheson (Tom Bastounes) quickly becomes infatuated with her after their brief conversation. But Frank seeks out Kate, and they discover they have more in common than they might imagine as two lonely people dealing with a troublesome past. The Merry Gentleman received its world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 1, 2009

Cast

Michael Keaton
as Frank Logan
Kelly MacDonald
as Kate Frazier
Tom Bastounes
as Dave Murcheson
Darlene Hunt
as Diane
Guy Van Swearingen
as Billy Goldman
William Dick
as Mr. Weiss
Bobby Cannavale
as Michael

Crew

Michael Keaton
Director
Paul J. Duggan
Producer
Steven A. Jones
Producer
Tom Bastounes
Producer
Ron Lazzeretti
Producer
Ron Lazzeretti
Screenwriter
Chris Seager
Cinematographer
Tracy McKnight
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ed Shearmur
Composer (Music Score)
Howard E. Smith
Editor
Grant Myers
Editor
Jennifer Dehghan
Production Designer
Christina Varotsis
Co-producer
Dennis Nardoni
Associate Producer
Paul J. Duggan
Executive Producer
Susan Kaufmann
Costume Designer
Rachel Tenner
Casting
Jennifer Rudnicke
Casting
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