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Killer Joe (8-Sep-2011)

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: Tracy Letts

From a play: Killer Joe by Tracy Letts

Keywords: Crime/Comedy, Insurance Money

A drug dealer facing massive sums of debt decides to murder his mother to spare his own life.

Chris Smith, a 22-year old drug dealer living in West Dallas, Texas, is immersed in excessive amounts of debt to a litany of loan sharks. Facing a potential execution at the hands of his creditors, Chris ultimately decides to murder his mother with an intent to collect on her $50,000 life insurance policy, hiring a police officer and part-time hitman known as "Killer" Joe Cooper to perform the dirty work for him after successfully convincing other family members of the merits of his plan.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Thomas Haden Church
17-Jun-1960   Lowell Mather on Wings
Gina Gershon
10-Jun-1962   Showgirls
Emile Hirsch
13-Mar-1985   The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Matthew McConaughey
4-Nov-1969   Contact
Juno Temple
21-Jul-1989   St. Trinian's


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