• Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

Grosse Pointe Blank

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: May 19th, 1998

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

After assassin Martin Blank (John Cusack) has trouble focusing on his work, resulting in a failed assignment, he returns to his hometown, Grosse Point, Mich., for his 10-year high school reunion. There he meets Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver), an old girlfriend that he stood up for the prom. Martin's secretary (Joan Cusack) sets up a hit for him while he is in town, but Martin starts to reconsider his life. Meanwhile, he is hounded by an unstable rival hit man, Grocer (Dan Aykroyd).

Cast: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Alan Arkin, Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Hank Azaria, K. Todd Freeman

Director: George Armitage

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Hollywood Pictures, New Crime Productions

Keywords: Small town , 1990s , Love , Dark , Transformation , Spirited , Amusing ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    This clever and original movie is like a John Hughes comedy for the '90s. show more

  • 88
    San Francisco Examiner

    This movie has the jaunty good cheer of another great movie about hit men, "Prizzi's Honor." And that is high praise indeed. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Grosse Pointe Blank is covering the same kind of territory as that elephantine, if exciting, 1994 family man-killer thriller, "True Lies." But this time, the joke stings. [11 April 1997, Friday, p.A]

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