Killer Joe

Killer Joe (2011)

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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
A desperate Texas drug dealer plots to settle a sizable debt by killing his mother and collecting the insurance money, but gets into an even bigger mess after hiring a twisted police detective who moonlights as a killer-for-hire to get the job done. Chris (Emile Hirsch) is in serious trouble. He's just incurred a major debt to Digger Soames (Marc Macaulay), and when you're late paying Digger, you can wind up dead. His back against the wall, Chris comes to his father Ansel (Thomas Haden Church) with a sinister proposition: they'll hire a killer to get rid of Chris' mother (and Ansel's ex-wife), then collect the insurance money that will go to Chris' teenage sister Dottie (Juno Temple), a seraphic sleepwalker who seems to exist in a world all her own. Bringing Chris' temperamental stepmother Sharla (Gina Gershon) in on the hustle, the young deadbeat and his dimwitted father enlist the services of Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) ... View All »


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Killer Joe Cooper: You want me off the job? Just say the word. Chris Smith: When are you planning on doing it? Killer Joe Cooper: Tonight. Chris Smith: Really? So you'd be leaving tomorrow, then? Killer Joe Cooper: No, no. The retainer is for the money. I'm not leaving until I get my money. Chris Smith: I don't like that. Killer Joe Cooper: Well, I don't care. Chris Smith: I don't want you near my sister. Killer Joe Cooper: I don't care. Chris Smith: And if I tell you the deal's off? Killer Joe Cooper: I'll leave right now, and you'll never see me again. Your call.


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Nominated for 18 Awards | Won 7

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