The debut project from co-star Michael Douglas' production company Further Films, this comic crime caper uses the narrative devices of multiple points of view and flashbacks, à la Rashomon (1951) and that classic film's many imitators. A late-night slaying at a bar called McCool's is the point of departure as Detective Dehling (John Goodman), bartender Randy (Matt Dillon), and Randy's lawyer-cousin Carl (Paul Reiser) project their fantasies onto the sexy Jewel (Liv Tyler), whose boyfriend (Andrew Dice Clay) is the corpse in question. As each man spills his guts -- Dehling to his priest, Randy to an aging hit man (Douglas), and Carl to his therapist (Reba McEntire) -- it becomes clear that the femme fatale Jewel has been manipulating the smitten men for her own purposes, namely a house full of cutting-edge electronic gadgets. One Night at McCool's is the debut American film from Norwegian commercial and music video director Harald Zwart.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama,Foreign
- Run Time: 93min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/27/2001
- DVD Release Date: 10/09/2001
- Distributor(s): USA
- Themes: Suburban Dysfunction,Dangerous Attraction,Femmes Fatales
- Tone: Campy,Quirky,Goofy,Sexy,Irreverent,Racy
con/scam, femme-fatale, golddigger, temptress
- Country of Origin: USA (04-27-2001)
- Language: English