THE WAY OF THE GUN (2000 U.S.) D/W: CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE P: KENNETH KOKIN
Juliette Lewis is a surrogate mother for a rich couple and she`s having second thoughts about giving up her baby. Enter small-time criminal drifters Benicio Del Toro and Ryan Phillippe as kidnappers. What seems at first a slight spin on an old chestnut soon becomes a truly excellent, savagely written thriller which really digs deep into every aspect of it`s story`s undertones. The great cast (including James Caan, Geoffrey Lewis and Kristin Lehman) have memorable dialogue to sink their teeth into ("there`s always free cheese in a mouse trap") and the pitch black streak of humour is the icing on the cake. With Taye Diggs, Nicky Katt and Scott Wilson. The obviously talented McQuarrie wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

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