Give 'Em Hell, Malone

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Give 'Em Hell, Malone
Give Em Hell Malone.jpg
Directed byRussell Mulcahy
Produced byErik Anderson
Johnny Martin
Brian Oliver
Richard Rionda Del Castro
Richard Salvatore
Written byMark Hosack
StarringThomas Jane
Ving Rhames
Elsa Pataky
Music byDavid C. Williams
CinematographyJonathan Hall
Edited byRobert A. Ferretti
Malone Productions
North by Northwest Productions
Continental Entertainment Capitol
Blue Rider Finance
Distributed byHannibal Pictures
Release date
CountryUnited States
Budget$15 million

Give 'Em Hell, Malone is a 2009 American crime film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames and Elsa Pataky.[1]


An ex-private eye turned gun for hire named Malone is hired to retrieve a suitcase from a building full of armed mobsters, but a violent shootout ensues and Malone is eventually left as the only survivor. Suspecting a set-up, he retains the only noteworthy item contained in the case - a small painted animal referred to as "the meaning of love" - for himself, prompting several different parties in the employ of a local gangster - Whitmore - to pursue Malone in attempt to discern the meaning of the case's contents.

After a series of violent encounters leaving many dead, Malone eventually confronts Whitmore, who admits he was responsible for hiring Malone and planted the toy - a keepsake belonging to Malone's young son - as a means to trick Malone into exterminating Whitmore's criminal help, allowing Whitmore to become a legitimate businessman without worrying about being tainted by potential loose ends from his criminal past. Malone kills Whitmore and phones his (Malone's) wife and son - previously presumed dead - but does not engage them in conversation.



The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray January 26, 2010.[2]


  1. ^ McNary, Dave (September 10, 2008). "Russell Mulcahy to direct 'Malone'". Variety. Retrieved January 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "Give'em Hell Malone DVD Cover Art and Specs". December 24, 2009. Archived from the original on October 7, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2011.

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