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Trigger Men [DVD] [2003]


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  • Actors: Pete Postlethwaite, Neil Morrissey, Bill MacDonald, James Collins, Adrian Dunbar
  • Directors: John Bradshaw
  • Writers: Mark Thomas, Tony Johnston
  • Producers: Cyril Drabinsky, Daniel Baldwin, Deborah Kiss, Gerhard Schmidt, H. Michael Heuser
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal
  • DVD Release Date: 26 April 2004
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001XLXPC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,832 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Two small-time English con-men in Chicago are mistaken for a pair of hit-men hired to bump off a mob chief. Instead of clearing the matter up and fleeing, the men try to take advantage of the crime boss who is hiring them. Things go from bad to worse when the real hit-men show up, and the unsuspecting duo become even more involved in the dodgy criminal underworld they have come to inhabit.

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A high-strung yet winning crime comedy, Triggermen features an appealing cast in the story of two British con artists mistaken for a pair of seasoned assassins. Adrian Dunbar and Neil Morrissey play displaced, small-time thieves rotting away in Chicago and desperate to get home to the U.K. Morrissey's character has a solution: He takes a briefcase full of cash left in a hotel lobby for a pair of laidback, Yankee killers (Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Rapaport) hired through a second party to murder a Windy City crime boss (Pete Postlethwaite). The client (Louis Di Bianco) pressures the Brits to get the job done, while the real hitmen figure out they've been supplanted. It all makes for an enjoyable (and violent) lark, but an interesting angle finds Wahlberg's soft-spoken criminal anxious to get out of his trade (he falls for Postlethwaite's gorgeous daughter, played by Claire Forlani) while Morrissey becomes increasingly convincing as a gangster. --Tom Keogh

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Mar 2010
Format: DVD
I don't believe I've never heard of this film before! I love the films where British humour is pitted against the Americans, this film really does the trick - hilarious from start to finish (in the typically understated British way) this film takes British humour to the next level - Morrissey and Dunbar get funnier by the second - altogether, a thought provoking and hugely entertaining film!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Symon on 30 Aug 2008
Format: DVD
The film centres around two down-on-their-luck British men (Morrissey and Dunbar) in America trying to earn some decent money. However, when they come across a briefcase meant for two american hitmen (Wahlberg and Rapaport) holding thousands of dollars inside with a further loot if they agree to 'take out' a businessman (Postlethwaite) it proves to be too tempting. However, things get more complicated when the two original hitmen clue in on their plan...
It was a friend of mine who recommended this to me actually and having found it here for a (very) cheap price, I figured I would give it a go and I was not disappointed! As much as I like Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly was a favourite of mine), it is his scenes that tend to drag a little which is pretty bad considering he is the main actor. It is the american counterparts who have the most endearing and funny scenes especially Wahlberg who is nothing but charming and cute throughout as he begins falling for the businessman's daughter (Forlani) while trying to figure out who stole his money.
It's not a classic but does what it says on the tin and you won't regret it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. C. Gray on 17 May 2009
Format: DVD
I did enjoy this film and in places it was very funny but likewise some of it was a little predictable and over the top. The relationship with Forlani & Wahlberg is a little unbelievable and I found Amanda Plummers character very annoying but overall all actors play a good part, in particular Morrisey and Dunbar as the 'wannabe' gangsters and Walhberg & Rapaport as the real deal.

The story unfolds well and I would recommend anyone to try it, especially for this price as you dont really have anything to loose. It may not be a classic but it is an enjoyable film.
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Amazon.com: 10 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Happenstance Among Gangsters - and Funny to Boot! 7 Oct 2004
By Grady Harp - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
TRIGGERMEN is in many ways a spoof of the ever-popular big mob crime dramas. It succeeds as entertainment because of a very smart script with heart, because of breakneck direction by John Bradshaw, and because of the unusually talented cast of actors. Two triggermen (Donnie Wahlberg and Michael Rappaport) have been hired by a wannabe crime boss in Chicago (Louis di Bianco) to 'off' the current big man (Pete Postlethwaite) at Chicago's O'Hare airport hotel. By chance, staying at the hotel are two 'limeys' (Neil Morrissey and Adrian Dunbar) who are small time con artists waiting to make it big. Also by chance these two bumbling lads get involved in the plot to murder Postlethwaite and it is only when the original triggermen discover the mix-up that the action speeds to a funny, quasi-lethal end. Simple tale, but in the telling of it we grow to really know the characters with all of their quirks and ideals that seem odd in men committed to crime. Their is love interest provided by the always fine Claire Forlani and yes, even by the quirky but talented Amanda Plummer. In all a brisk, taut, warm-hearted action flick well worth your time to enjoy.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Pulp Fiction meets Two Gentlemen from Verona 21 Aug 2004
By B. Marold - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
`Triggermen' appears to be an independent production that may loosely be described as a seriously comedic thriller. As my review title suggests, it starts out as a classic mob hit contract story where an up and coming South Chicago mob boss wants to rub out his former superior who is `retiring from the business', and is leaving behind successors of which the South Chicago boss is unhappy. These are certainly ingredients for a typical Martin Scorsese / Robert DeNiro wiseguys plot, but it encounters some serious twists by the time it gets to the second reel.

The fact, which enables the big twist, is that the pair of hitmen were contracted for an agreed price of $100,000 through an intermediary, who the South Side boss's bad tempered strong arm assistant kills off after arrangements are made for delivering payment, but before the hiring boss or his thug have a chance to see or meet the contract killers. The classic mistaken identity which drives the remainder of the story starts with the appearance of two English con artists who happen upon the first installment of the contract payment, without the contractee realizing the mistake. Eager for more of the same money, the con artists follow their noses and instincts until they latch on to the full $100,000.

The connection to `Pulp Fiction' is based on the pair (multiple) of hitmen, the jumping around between four different threads of the story, based on the actions of contactee, true contract killers, con artists, and victim. The connection is made just a little sweeter by the appearance of Amanda Plummer in a role totally different from her `Pulp Fiction' character.

Almost all the action is played out in an O'Hare airport hotel. While the movie is obviously done with economy in mind, the actors and director all seem to be on top of their form and produce an exceedingly pleasant entertainment, where the comedic tone is maintained by the fact that only three minor characters get killed with a minimum of violence. The action on the screen would not sustain a Tarantino action scene for more than about 30 seconds.

While I am not about to say that this movie is on the same level of quality as `Pulp Fiction' or `Mean Streets' or any other classic thriller, it is a really pleasant entertainment. The only thing which puzzles me about the movie is the fact that there are ten (10) producers and executive producers credited for the movie. I guess the large management and financial support staff were needed to pull together the money to do the production and keep down costs.

All in all, it's the kind of movie you are happy to run across, where no expectations are rewarded with an entertaining 90 minutes.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
MISSES THE TARGET SOMEWHAT 7 July 2005
By Michael Butts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
TRIGGERMEN is an odd mix of comedy and crime drama, well acted but sometimes sluggish and derivative. Adrian Dunbar and Neil Morrissey play two limey petty thieves who steal money meant for two hitmen, and then are forced to assume the hitmen's identities and pull off the hit against a rival crime boss. The movie IS entertaining, it's just not overly original. Along with the fine performances from Dunbar and Morrissey, we get Donnie Wahlberg and Michael Rapaport as the real hitmen; gorgeous Claire Forlani as the daughter of the intended target, well played by Pete Postelthwaite, and Amanda Plummer as the somewhat witchy girlfriend of Dunbar. Overall, a pleasant diversion.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Comedy of Errors with a Hitman Twist! 16 Aug 2006
By Cheryl Tardif - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
(Warning: possible spoilers!)
Two bumbling Limey cons, Pete and Andy (Neil Morrissey and Adrian Dunbar are perfectly cast in these roles) are mistaken for professional hitmen, Terry and Tommy (Donny Wahlberg and Michael Rapaport), and the fun begins. Pete and Andy just want enough money to get home to the UK, until one of them steals a suitcase left in a hotel lobby. Inside the suitcase, the cons discover a large amount of cash and a contract to kill Ben Cutler (Pete Postlethwaite), a Chicago crime lord. And there's the enticement of more money when the 'job' is done.

Meanwhile Terry and Tommy are waiting for their assignment and Terry becomes distracted by the lovely Emma (Claire Forlani). Terry wants out of the business; he wants a "normal" life with a wife and family. While he is busy chasing Claire, poor Pete and Andy are swept up into the high life. The client, Franco D'Amico (played convincingly by Louis Di Bianco), believes the Limeys are true professionals and waits patiently for the hit to be carried out.

To steal from the movie, it's like "Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys join the mob". There is a particular scene at the end that may remind some of a Three Stooges-like scenario. Just when Pete and Andy think they're doomed, in stumbles Andy's pregnant girlfriend Penny (Amanda Plummer), who suddenly has a purpose in the movie.

There is a huge role reversal in the end, and of course a happy ending for Terry and Emma, who it turns out is the daughter of crime boss Ben Cutler who is also looking at "retiring". As Tommy and Pete ride off into the sunset on two motorcycles, I'm thinking Triggermen 2 could be just around the corner.

This movie was surprisingly good, with enough dead bodies and a "Pulp Fiction" kind of humor to please almost anyone. Very enjoyable!!

~ Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Author of Divine Intervention
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
triggermen 9 Mar 2012
By Nicole Barragan - Published on Amazon.com
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this movie is not bad. I liked it. It was funny and entertaining. I would say it is worth watching again.
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