Killing Them Softly

Synopsis: Three amateurs stickup a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the hitman hired to track them down and restore order.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Andrew Dominik
Production: The Weinstein Co.
  3 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min


I say to the people of America...

This moment is our chance to...


To make of our own lives

what we will. It is...

That pushes us forward.

The American promise alive.

It is that promise that's

always set this country apart.

It's a promise

that says each of us has the freedom...

to make of our own lives what we will.

You're late!

You're f***ing 3 hours late!

Don't start on me.

You couldn't

have gotten me somebody else?

This item looks like sh*t,

and he's got no f***ing manners.

I'm not gonna

put up with sh*t like this.

All right, look, you asked me

to get somebody that was all right.

You know, Russell here,

he's kind of a wise ass,

but he's all right if you can stand him.

Yeah, and a guy like you,

you want a job done...

you don't

have the balls to do it yourself,

I think you ought to try pretty hard to.

I don't like this guy.

He's too f***ing fresh for my blood.

Russell, will you shut the f*** up

and stop jerking the guy's chain?

He's trying to do us a favor here.

He's trying to do us a f***ing favor?

Yeah, he's trying to do us a favor.

I thought

he wanted us to do him a favor.

Is that the straight sh*t, Squirrel?

You trying to do me a favor?

Get the f*** out!

Man, what are you

talking to me like that? Come on.

You sell people dry cleaning

and you talk to them like that?

You know something,

the two guys I get to do this...

they're gonna cut up about 30,

I figure 30K.

And Australians like him. Frankie...

Australians like him

I can buy for 80 cents a dozen.

They throw another one in for free.

So you know what you do, Frankie?

You get me another guy...

cause I'm not gonna

put up with this kind of sh*t.

Look, John,

it'll be all right, okay? Trust me.

Hey, my friend, you picked

the wrong guy for a thing once.

You remember that?

You remember the doctor?

And I knew, I just knew

that this was the wrong guy.

What do I do? I take him anyway.

John, I need the dough.

Don't f*** around with me like that.

And after 7 years in the can

and my kids are growing up...

and my business isn't doing

what it should be, you know,

I can't get that back.

So from now on, I'm taking

my time and that's all there is to it.

I had my last f***-up.

Call me Thursday. Thursday I'll know.

I've got to give

a new direction to this economy.

Come on. That a girl. Good girl. Look.

All right, you're here.

So we going out there or what?

That depends.

Don't depend on me.

It's Thursday.

You coming with me or not'?

Man. F*** that guy. He's a dick.

Doesn't know if he wants me or not.

Well, I don't need him, mate.

I got my own thing going on, mate.

Me and Kenny, you know,

we're snatching these dogs...


and selling 'em down in Florida.

I got 5 grand in the kit, mate.

When I get 7, I'm gonna go

and buy an ounce of smack...

and I'm gonna become a dealer.

Plus this afternoon...

I got a girl I can go and f***.


So I'm thinking it's a choice,

you know. Oh, tough one.

Am I gonna go and f*** a girl

or am I gonna go to a meeting

with the Squirrel?

Oh, f*** a girl, meeting with Squirrel.

F*** Squirrel.

I think I'll go f*** the girl.

I'd like to see this girl.

The kind of girl you can

screw off an ad in the paper?

Beautiful. Probably got a couple

of handfuls of broken glass in there.

Well, yeah, these girls, you see 'em...

you probably wouldn't want to rape them,

but all the plumbing works just fine.

So I guess you're not coming then.

Look, go ahead, see if you can

get him to tell you anything about it.

If you still like it then, then I'm in.

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Andrew Dominik

Andrew Dominik (born 7 October 1967) is a New Zealand-born Australian film director and screenwriter. He has directed the crime film Chopper, the Western drama film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and the neo-noir crime film Killing Them Softly. more…

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