Grosse Pointe Blank

Closed Capationed Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver & Dan Aykroyd Director: George Armitage  Rated: R: Restricted
Even a hit man deserves a second shot.
Grosse Pointe Blank
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

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Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 10/08/1999
Rating: B
USA Today - 04/11/1997
"...[This] is the kind of quirky, character-driven comedy they don't make much anymore..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Entertainment Weekly - 04/11/1997
"...GROSSE POINTE BLANK achieves a loose, distinctive comedy rhythm..."
New York Times - 04/11/1997
"...[Cusack's] wary style is perfect here..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/11/1997
"...A wild at heart, anarchic comedy that believes in living dangerously....GROSSE POINTE BLANK manages to be consistently surprising..."
Wall Street Journal - 11/13/2009
"[The film] sustains an impressive level of crazed logic and whirligig energy."

Product Description:

A nihilistically philosophical hit man reluctantly accepts an assignment in Detroit, coinciding with his 10-year high school reunion in the ritzy suburb of Grosse Point, Michigan. While in town, he tries to patch things up with the girlfriend he abandoned on prom night, avoid being killed by an over-zealous competitor's henchmen, and survive his surreal homecoming. A bullet-ridden, darkly comedic tale of self-discovery from star-writer-producer Cusack. Recommended.

Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:

Grosse Pointe Blank
Here's the killer comedy hit that's loaded with outrageous fun! For Martin Blank (John Cusack -- HIGH FIDELITY, SERENDIPITY), a hit man stuck in a career rut, attending his 10-year high school reunion is about the last thing he's in the mood for! But when the prospects of rekindling an old flame (Minnie Driver -- GOOD WILL HUNTING) and pulling off one final job convince him to go, things are looking up ... that is, until Martin's arch rival (Dan Aykroyd) shows up aiming to blow the competition away! For hilarious comedy entertainment that's packed with action, GROSSE POINTE BLANK is a surefire knockout!

Plot Keywords:

Action | Assassination | Black Comedy | Friends | Killer | Recommended | Romance | Self-Discovery

Production Notes:

  • GROSSE POINTE BLANK features Jenna Elfman's first film appearance.

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  • Sales Rank: 97,518
  • UPC: 717951000408
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