Grosse Pointe Blank
|Director:|| George Armitage|
|Writers:|| Tom Jankiewicz, Steve Pink and John Cusack|
|Director of Photography:||Jamie Anderson|
|Production Designer:||Stephen Altman|
|Producers:||Susan Arnold, Donna Arkoff Roth and Roger Birnbaum|
|Hollywood Pictures; R; 106 minutes|
|Cast:||John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack and Hank Azaria|
|Based on a story by Tom Jankiewicz|
A dark comedy with a romantic twist, or perhaps a twisted romantic comedy. Martin Q. Blank (Cusack), a “successful” hit man, returns to his native Grosse Pointe, Michigan, for his high-school reunion and, coincidentally, his next and possibly last hit. While in town, he seeks out his only true love, Debi (Driver), a quirky yet endearing radio DJ. Not to be outdone by his vaunting classmates, Blank boasts, “I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork.” A fun, oddball movie with cleverly imagined characters, though at times the graphic violence mutes the humor.
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