A dark comedy film directed by Oscar-winning director, William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection, Rules of Engagement, Bug) with a script by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright, Tracy Letts, and marks their second collaboration after teaming up for the 2006 film Bug. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, the film was competed in competition and premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival before making its North American debut at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
When 22-year-old Chris (Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can't pay Joe upfront, Joe sets his sight on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Thomas Hayden Church and Gina Gershon also star in the film.
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