Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Front Cover Actor
John Cusack Martin Blank
Minnie Driver Debi Newberry
Dan Aykroyd Mr. Grocer
Joan Cusack Marcella
Alan Arkin Dr. Oatman
Jeremy Piven Paul Spericki
Hank Azaria Steven Lardner
Belita Moreno Mrs. Kinetta
Lance A. Gilbert Assassin
Barbara Harris Mary Blank
K. Todd Freeman Kenneth McCullers
Mitch Ryan Mr. Bart Newberry
Michael Cudlitz Bob Destepello
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Crime; Romance; Thriller
Director George Armitage
Producer Brent Armitage; Susan Arnold
Writer Tom Jankiewicz
Studio Buena Vista; Walt Disney Video
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 47 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Hit man Martin Q. Blank (John Cusack) is in an awkward situation. Several of them, actually. He's attending his high school reunion on an assignment; he's got a rival hit man (Dan Aykroyd) on his tail; and he's going to have to explain to his old girlfriend (Minnie Driver) why he stood her up on prom night. This amiable black comedy, cowritten by Cusack and directed by Jonathan Demme protégé George Armitage (Miami Blues), has the feel of Demme's Something Wild and Married to the Mob--which is to say its humor is dark and brightly colored at the same time. Cusack and Driver are utterly charming--as is the leading man's sister, Joan, who plays his secretary. (Ms. Cusack received an Oscar nomination for her next role, in In & Out.) Alan Arkin is also very funny as Martin's psychiatrist. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1348
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/16/04
Purchase Price $7.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 717951000408
Chapters
Release Date 4/8/03
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby