No Good Deed (2002 film)
|No Good Deed|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Bob Rafelson|
"The House in Turk Street"|
by Dashiell Hammett
|Music by||Jeff Beal|
|Cinematography||Juan Ruiz Anchia|
|Edited by||William S. Scharf|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
No Good Deed is a 2002 crime thriller film directed by Bob Rafelson, his last feature film to date. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård and Doug Hutchison. The screenplay by Christopher Cannan and Steve Barancik is based on the short story "The House in Turk Street" by Dashiell Hammett. The original music score is by Jeff Beal.
Jack Friar is a police detective who, while doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager on Turk Street, stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery. Jack finds himself being held hostage while the criminals decide what to do with him, and the leader's beautiful girlfriend Erin is left alone to watch Jack.
Erin, who is a master manipulator of the men in the gang, reveals another side to Jack – a melancholy romantic who could have been a classical cellist. She finds Jack's captivity an irresistible turn-on and he cannot figure out if she is for real, or manipulating him, too. Before the gang returns, Jack and Erin's connection intensifies and who ends up with the money is anyone's guess.
- Samuel L. Jackson as Jack Friar
- Milla Jovovich as Erin
- Stellan Skarsgård as Tyrone Abernathy
- Doug Hutchison as Hoop
- Joss Ackland as Mr. Thomas Quarre
- Grace Zabriskie as Mrs. Karen Quarre
- Jonathan Higgins as David Brewster
- Shannon Lawson as Amy
- Robert Welch - Willy