Watch: Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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.”.
Plot: Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
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Good movie. Particularly the part where John Cusack is using the frying pan to put his point across to the bad guy on the kitchen floor. It’s hard not to belly laugh. I thought it took cues from ‘Blue Velvet’, with its uncommon blend of humour and ultra-violence.
I read that parts of the dialogue were contributed by Cusack and a couple of [real-life] school friends, though cannot confirm this. It’s believeable though – for example when he meets the legal guy propping up the bar at the re-union. His offering of the pen, the aside that Cusack should ‘read the cap’ and asking to use the funny quip – ‘they all seem kinda related’ – must have been based on a real person. Too sad to be fiction.
Minnie [cab] Driver, Joan Cusack and Dan Ackroyd personalise their performances very well. The support cast were excellent too. The music was an oddly enjoyable mix and the fight sequence with the pen was the most realistic (and exhausting) I’d seen. It was the attention to small detail which swung it in the end though. Cusack’s buddy’s coke-fuelled, paranoid banter was spot on (“Jenny Slater, Jenny Slater”) as was the burning the fingers on the furnace, to name just two random details. The effect of this, is that they all add up to a movie which you can enjoy watching many times. And that makes it a rare gem.
Original mix of romantic comedy and violent gangster shootouts.
John Cusack (hit man) has got a violent feud with Dan Akroyd (another hit man). In between there is a budding romance with Minnie Driver and when I say ” in between” I mean literally in between the shootouts and sometimes even DURING the shootouts. Hilarious. Original.
Weird, yet quite unique combination of violence and romance. It’s literally like a gangster shooting someone and a second later proposing to marry his high school sweetheart. Sounds silly? Wait till you see it and seeing it you must if you are into black gangster comedies.
The good: produced by John Cusack himself, meaning he had control and it shows. The jokes are spot on and the story is refreshingly original, however weird it might be. Nice eighties soundtrack as well.
Any bad? It’s a bit silly. So what? It’s meant to be out of control silly, THAT’s the fun of it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime
Director George Armitage
Writer Tom Jankiewicz, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink
Actors John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,944 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman)