Christian Slater is here giving a character to a man bullied and laught at everyday by his bosses, and overlooked
by every girl in the office where he works. His life is miserable and lonesome, until he one day bring with him
a snubnose revolver to do something about his situation. He`s fed up, but almost by accident he ends up being
hero of the day, and suddenly he get some attention from the women, but can he handle his new position?
He`s even promoted by his cynic boss, very good played by William C. Macy. And his out of reach dreamgirl played by
Elisha Cuthbert, seems suddenly possible to get, since she`s badly hurt, and doomed to a life in a wheelchair after
the shootout that day. Reminds a little of the film "Boxing Helena" but this one is far better and realistic.
This story is mercyless, and right on spot in describing different human minds.
A film worth to collect, and to watch again now and then.