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Final film for Creator/BarbaraHarris, who appeared as Martin's mentally ill mom.

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* MicrowaveMisuse: Felix puts a potato-sized lump of plastic explosive in a microwave at a convenience store in an attempt to kill Martin.


Martin Blank is a government-trained freelance hitman living under a decade-long existential crisis. When his latest job takes him to his old home town on Grosse Point, Michigan, on the very weekend of his high school reunion, his worlds collide and he's forced to confront some dangling threads of his past life. Complicating matters is the unwanted attention he's receiving from his professional rival Grocer, who's given him an [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse offer Blank can't refuse]] to join his new WeirdTradeUnion of [[MurderInc assassins]]. Blank has to dodge hitmen, elude the NSA, find his target, and (most alarmingly) reconnect with the girl he abandoned on graduation day.

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Martin Blank is a government-trained freelance hitman living under a decade-long existential crisis. When his latest job takes him to his old home town on of Grosse Point, Pointe, Michigan, on the very weekend of his high school reunion, his worlds collide and he's forced to confront some dangling threads of his past life. Complicating matters is the unwanted attention he's receiving from his professional rival Grocer, who's given him an [[AnOfferYouCantRefuse offer Blank can't refuse]] to join his new WeirdTradeUnion of [[MurderInc assassins]]. Blank has to dodge hitmen, elude the NSA, find his target, and (most alarmingly) reconnect with the girl he abandoned on graduation day.


* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse; The death of little Boudreaux, the retriever. Made even worse by the fact that Boudreaux's death was not only an honest-to-God accident, it was also an accident Martin was not even tangentially involved in. It didn't stop him from being "the guy who blew up a dog".


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* OnceDoneNeverForgotten: The death of little Boudreaux, the retriever. Made even worse by the fact that Boudreaux's death was not only an honest-to-God accident, it was also an accident Martin was not even tangentially involved in. It didn't stop him from being "the guy who blew up a dog".

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Whichever automobile corporation wants [[spoiler:Mr. Newberry (Debi's father)]] assassinated because they have deemed it better than [[spoiler:fix the leaky sunroof of their most recent car model]]. PlayedForLaughs ([[BlackComedy dark ones, of course]]).

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* DisappointedByTheMotive: [[spoiler:Mr. Newberry, Debi's father, is more than a little surprised that whistle-blowing his company placing a leaky sunroof in one of their vehicle models merits the company ''[[DisproportionateRetribution hiring multiple assassins]]'' [[MurderIsTheBestSolution to silence him]].]]


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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: In a BlackComedy about assassins it's obvious that a lot of the jokes will revolve around this, but the climax merits mention by TheReveal that [[spoiler:Mr. Newberry, the whistle-blower some automobile corporation wants silenced and it's the main reason all of the murderers are in town, was only revealing the fact that the company's most recent car model [[DisproportionateRetribution had a leaky sunroof]]. Newberry is [[DisappointedByTheMotive actually surprised that his act earned such (literal) overkill]].]]

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* ApatheticClerk: The convenience store clerk is so wrapped up in playing an arcade game and listening to music on his headphones, that he doesn't notice the gun fight going on behind him.


* {{Expy}}: The film ''Film/WarInc'' which also stars both Cusack siblings is a SpiritualSuccessor to this one, and they play basically the same characters with different names (although [[DarkerAndEdgier more sociopathic]] in both cases).


* NeverLiveItDown: The death of little Boudreaux, the retriever. Made even worse by the fact that Boudreaux's death was not only an honest-to-God accident, it was also an accident Martin was not even tangentially involved in. It didn't stop him from being "the guy who blew up a dog".

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* NeverLiveItDown: InUniverse; The death of little Boudreaux, the retriever. Made even worse by the fact that Boudreaux's death was not only an honest-to-God accident, it was also an accident Martin was not even tangentially involved in. It didn't stop him from being "the guy who blew up a dog".


* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Grocer is anxious to recruit Blank into his Hitman Guild, so there won't be any more "embarrassing overlaps."


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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Grocer is anxious to recruit Blank into his Hitman Guild, so there won't be any more "embarrassing overlaps."

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* NeverLiveItDown: The death of little Boudreaux, the retriever. Made even worse by the fact that Boudreaux's death was not only an honest-to-God accident, it was also an accident Martin was not even tangentially involved in. It didn't stop him from being "the guy who blew up a dog".


* IronicEcho: Grocer's "Popcorn!", [[spoiler:later used when Martin kills him with a TV.]]

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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Grocer's "Popcorn!", [[spoiler:later used when Martin kills him with a TV.]]]]
** When Martin calls Dr. Oatman because he's stressing out about going to the reunion, Dr. Oatman tells him to "take a deep breath and realize that 'this is me breathing'". After the reunion, Martin calls him again and leaves a message telling him to "take a deep breath and realize that this is me firing you."


* ArcWords:
** ''You're a psycho!''
** "It's not me."



* DeadlyEuphemism: Used a good deal by all of the assassin characters (e.g. after botching a hit, Martin complains to his psychiatrist about problems with "concept execution"), and is {{lampshaded}} by one of the NSA agents after referring to "waxing" Martin. He complains about the other using weasel words like that, wondering why the other can't simply say "kill".
* DiegeticSwitch: In this case, "Film/LiveAndLetDie"-getic. Switches from the Music/GunsNRoses cover to an easy-listening instrumental when Martin walks into the convenience store.

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* DeadlyEuphemism: Used a good deal by all of the assassin characters (e.g. after botching a hit, Martin complains to his psychiatrist about problems with "concept execution"), and is {{lampshaded}} by one of the NSA agents after referring his partner refers to "waxing" Martin. He complains about the other partner using weasel words like that, wondering why the other he can't simply say "kill".
"kill". Recurs briefly later on when the partner talks about "neutralizing" Martin.
* DiegeticSwitch: In this case, "Film/LiveAndLetDie"-getic. Switches from the Music/GunsNRoses cover to an easy-listening instrumental version when Martin walks into the convenience store.

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* EnemyMine: Grocer and Martin briefly team up to kill the NSA agents. Lampshaded by Grocer:
-->'''Grocer''': Workers of the world unite!


-->'''Martin:''' No, no. Psychopaths kill for no reason. I kill for ''money''. It's a ''job''...That didn't sound right.

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-->'''Martin:''' No, no. Psychopaths kill for no reason. I kill for ''money''. It's a ''job''... That didn't sound right.

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