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GROSSE POINTE BLANK

Director George Armitage
Year 1997
Starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver and Dan Aykroyd
Rating R
Run Time 117min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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While by the time you're reading this we may all be shaking our heads and maybe even our fists at John Cusack for yet another half-baked career decision (c'mon, John, THE RAVEN, really?), let's turn the clock back to the late 1990s, back when we were positive we'd never ever get tired of seeing that awkwardly charming man who played so many awesome '80s heroes on film… cue WAYNE'S WORLD flashback sound… and, hey, wait, what's this? John Cusack is starring in a comedy about a hit man who returns to the crappy detroit suburb where he grew up for his high school reunion. AND it stars that chick from GOOD WILL HUNTING? Sign us up! (This was the '90s, remember) Back to the present, this black-ish comedy about assassin Martin Q. Blank's attempt to break out of his career rut (who knew career killers even had ruts!) by returning to the town he vanished from a decade earlier, attending his reunion, rekindling an old flame (Driver), AND pulling off one last job still holds up as one of Cusack's finest films (unlike, say, 2012). Bonus Factors: Cusack also co-wrote the snappy script; supporting performances by Joan Cusack and Alan Arkin. Hell, even Dan Aykroyd is good in this movie!

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