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King of the Ants (2003)

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A young drifter discovers his true calling when he's hired by a mobster to stalk and kill a prominent accountant, and then decides to seek revenge when the stingy thugs try to kill him rather than pay him.

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

Charlie Higson (screenplay) (as Charles Higson), Charlie Higson (novel) (as Charles Higson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris McKenna ... Sean Crawley (as Chris L. McKenna)
Kari Wuhrer ... Susan Gatley
George Wendt ... Duke Wayne
Vernon Wells ... Beckett
Lionel Mark Smith Lionel Mark Smith ... Carl
Timm Sharp ... George
Daniel Baldwin ... Ray Mathews
Carissa Kosta ... Maureen (as Carissa Koutantzis)
Briana Beghi Briana Beghi ... Maureen's Daughter
Carlie Westerman ... Catlin Gatley
Ian Patrick Williams ... Tony
Antoine Joseph Antoine Joseph ... Drooling Idiot
Shuko Akune ... Meade Park
Steve Heller ... Gary (as Steven Heller)
Ken 'Bam Bam' Johnson Jr. Ken 'Bam Bam' Johnson Jr. ... Apartment Kid
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The handyman Sean Crawler meets the electrician Duke Wayne while painting a house and they drink a couple of beers together and have a small talk. A couple of days later, Duke offers a job to Sean, and they meet the corrupt constructor Ray Matthews in a golf club. Ray proposes Sean to stalk the accountant from the City Hall Eric Gatley, who is investigating him, and report every movement of Eric to Ray. While chasing Eric, Sean sees his wife Susan and has a crush on her. When Ray offers US$ 13,000.00 to Sean to kill Eric, he accepts, but steals Ray's dossier before leaving the crime scene. However Sean is double-crossed by Ray and is brutally tortured by the real estate mobster and his men in a lonely ranch, but he does not tell where the file is. Sean succeeds in escaping, but severely wounded, he goes to the mission where Susan works and four weeks later he is healed. He tries to start a new life with Susan, but when she finds the documents and the truth about him, he plots a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They wanted a Fall Guy. They created a Monster.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesino por naturaleza See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Susan Gatley: [a hermafrodite form of Susan starts to scream at Sean during his second hallucination] COCKSUCKING MOTHERFUCKING MURDERER.
Sean Crawley: Stop it... Stop it... Shut up.
Susan Gatley: FUCKING MURDERER.
Sean Crawley: Shut up.
Susan Gatley: MOTHERFUCKING MURDERER.
Sean Crawley: Shut up...
Susan Gatley: I BREAK YOU MOTHERFUCKER.
Susan Gatley: FUCK YOU...
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Referenced in King of the Ants: Behind the Scenes (2004) See more »

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Wow! Caught this movie on late nite cable and was blown away
7 December 2004 | by muze2222-1See all my reviews

I caught this movie one night as I was surfing and stopped just long enough to catch this charismatic star in a really underrated little sleeper. The first half of this movie gave me an uneasy feeling; the same feeling I had when I watched "Last House on the Left" for the first time. Watching the lead character beaten mercilessly with a "driver" in a shed until his face is disfigured, generated an enormous amount of pity. I found myself in the awkward position of caring for a hit man who ends up killing several people.

That speaks volumes for the charisma and artistry of the actor playing Sean. This is definitely a cut above the average late nite fare; the script takes some amateur turns, but the cast keeps it from becoming camp.


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