You Kill Me

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You Kill Me
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Dahl
Produced by Téa Leoni
Howard Rosenman
Written by Christopher Markus
Stephen McFeely
Starring Ben Kingsley
Téa Leoni
Luke Wilson
Dennis Farina
Music by Marcelo Zarvos
Distributed by IFC Films
Release date
  • June 22, 2007 (2007-06-22)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4 million
Box office $3,748,295[1]

You Kill Me is 2007 crime comedy film directed by John Dahl, and starring Ben Kingsley, Luke Wilson, Téa Leoni, Philip Baker Hall, Dennis Farina, and Bill Pullman.[2]


Frank Falenczyk (Ben Kingsley) is a hit man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. He has a drinking problem, and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle Roman Krzeminski (Philip Baker Hall), head of the family, sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Falenczyk is forced to accept a job at a mortuary, and go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where he confesses his job, explaining that he wants to be free of his drinking problem because it's affecting his ability to kill effectively. He falls in love with Laurel Pearson (Téa Leoni), a quirky client he meets at the funeral home. Meanwhile, an upstart Irish mob threatens the family snow-plowing business. When violence erupts, Frank returns home to face the old rivals on new terms. With assistance from Laurel, he manages to suppress his family's adversaries, killing the mob's leader and disbanding the Irish posse.



The film was well received by critics, and maintains a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


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