Charlie Swift (Pierce Brosnan) is a fixer with a problem: the target he’s whacked is missing his head and the only way Charlie will be paid is if the body can be identified. Enter Marcie Kramer, the victim’s ex-wife and a woman with all the skills Charlie needs.

Based on pulp crime specialist Victor Gischler’s acclaimed 2001 debut novel Gun Monkeys, this is twist-laden Southern noir with no lack of action, humor, and snappy dialogue. It’s all handled with esprit by versatile veteran Australian director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, MVFF25).

The lineup of colorful supporting characters includes Morena Baccarin’s taxidermist heroine, The Wire’s Gbenga Akinnagbe, a wildly foul-mouthed Sharon Gless, and the late James Caan in one of his final roles as Charlie’s ailing boss.

Director: Phillip Noyce (US 2023) 90 min.



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