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Kill Me Again

The tale of a down-and-out detective and a seamy femme fatale is a thoroughly professional little entertainment.

With:
Val Kilmer Joanne Whalley-Kilmer Michael Madsen Jonathan Gries Michael Greene Bibi Besch

The tale of a down-and-out detective and a seamy femme fatale is a thoroughly professional little entertainment.

Set in contemporary Nevada, pic gets off to a fast start with a small-time con couple (Michael Madsen, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) scoring big when they cop a suitcase full of cash from a pair of Mafia bagmen. The antiheroine beans her beau with a rock and takes off for a round of fast living in Reno. She asks a seedy detective, Jack (Val Kilmer), to fake her murder.

As he is in hock to a group of ruthless loan sharks, Jack is only too happy to oblige but still smart enough not to trust her. Consequently he’s well prepared for the round of murders, double crosses and escapes that make up the film’s last half.

Whalley-Kilmer takes to the role of a really bad girl with glee, always seeming to be just barely wearing whatever outfit she’s shimmied into. Kilmer is somewhat less successful with his part, as it’s difficult to tell how smart or stupid he’s meant to be. Both Kilmers get fine support from Madsen as a fully functioning psychotic.

Kill Me Again

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Production: PolyGram/Propaganda/ITC. Director John Dahl; Producer David W. Warfield, Sigurjon Sighvatssen, Steve Golin; Screenplay John Dahl, David W. Warfield; Camera Jacques Steyn; Editor Frank Jiminez, Jonathan Shaw, Eric Beason; Music William Olvis; Art Director Michelle Minch

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 96 MIN.

With: Val Kilmer Joanne Whalley-Kilmer Michael Madsen Jonathan Gries Michael Greene Bibi Besch

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