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I Hired a Contract Killer (1990)

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79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to murder him at some unspecified time in the future. ...See moreAfter fifteen years' service, Henri Boulanger is made redundant from his job. Shocked, he attempts suicide, but can't go through with it, so he hires a contract killer in a seedy bar to murder him at some unspecified time in the future. But almost immediately he meets and falls in love with Margaret, a flower-seller, which makes Henri realise that his life has some meaning after all. But when he goes back to the bar to cancel the contract, he finds it has been demolished - and there's no way he can get in touch with the killer... Written by Michael Brooke See less
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Aki Kaurismäki (story) (screenplay) | Peter von Bagh (story idea)
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Updated Sep 13, 1990

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Oct 4, 1990 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Jean-Pierre Léaud
Henri Boulanger Henri Boulanger   See fewer
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Margi Clarke
Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Kenneth Colley
Harry the Killer Harry the Killer   See fewer
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T.R. Bowen
Department Head (as Trevor Bowen) Department Head (as Trevor Bowen)   See fewer
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Imogen Claire
Secretary (as Immogen Clare, Imogen Clare) Secretary (as Immogen Clare, Imogen Clare)   See fewer
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Angela Walsh
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Cyril Epstein
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
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Michael O'Hagan
Harry the Killer's Boss Harry the Killer's Boss   See fewer
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Tex Axile
Barkeeper Barkeeper   See fewer
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Walter Sparrow
Hotel Porter Hotel Porter   See fewer
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Tony Rohr
Frank the Doctor Frank the Doctor   See fewer
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Joe Strummer
Guitar Player / Singer Guitar Player / Singer   See fewer
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Peter Graves
Jeweller Jeweller   See fewer
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Ette Elliot
Harry the Killer's Daughter Harry the Killer's Daughter   See fewer
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Roberto Pla
Bongo Man Bongo Man   See fewer
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Woolf Byrne
Rope Salesman (uncredited) Rope Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aki Kaurismäki
Man Selling Dark Glasses (uncredited) Man Selling Dark Glasses (uncredited)   See fewer
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Erkki Lahti
man at the Hotel Albania's window (uncredited) man at the Hotel Albania's window (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gavin Poolman
Man in Pub (uncredited) Man in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minna Virtanen
Flower seller (uncredited) Flower seller (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 4,822 votes