DirectorJohn Dahl Initial DVD releaseDecember 19, 2000 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateOctober 27, 1989 (1989-10-27) WriterJohn Dahl, David W. Warfield CastVal Kilmer (Jack Andrews), Joanne Whalley (Fay Forrester), Michael Madsen (Vince Miller), Nick Dimitri (Marty), Pat Mulligan (Sammy), Robert Schuch (Collection Agent #1) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, No Good Deed, John Wick, Gone Baby Gone, Taken 3, Knock Knock
TaglineHer last request was his first mistake.
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After Faye (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince (Michael Madsen), successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private investigator Jack Andrews (Val Kilmer) to help fake her death. He pulls the scheme off and sets up Faye with a new identity, only to have her skip out on him without paying. Jack follows her to Vegas and learns hes not the only one after her. Vince has discovered that shes still alive.
Kill Me Again is a 1989 American neo-noir thriller film directed by John Dahl, and starring Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley and Michael Madsen.
After Faye and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince, successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private investigator Jack Andrews to help fake her death. He pulls the scheme off and sets up Faye with a new identity, only to have her skip out on him without paying. Jack follows her to Vegas and learns he's not the only one after her. Vince has discovered that she's still alive.
Fay Forrester (Whalley) is an attractive young woman who wants to escape from her abusive boyfriend Vince (Madsen). She hires Jack Andrews (Kilmer), a second class private investigator, to arrange her "death". She wants to restart her life with a new identity and the money she got from helping Vince commit robberies. Due to Jacks financial problems, he joins Fay after her fake death. Unfortunately, Vince finds out that Fay is still alive. The hunt for Jack, Fay and the money begins.
Val Kilmer as Jack Andrews
Joanne Whalley as Fay Forrester
Michael Madsen as Vince Miller
Jon Gries as Alan Swayzie
Pat Mulligan as Sammy
The film drew a mixed reception. Variety gave it a mostly positive review, stating: "The tale of a down-and-out detective and a seamy femme fatale is a thoroughly professional little entertainment. Time Out gave it a mostly negative review, complaining: "Derived from assorted Hitchcocks and noir classics, the tortuous storyline of writer-director Dahls determinedly sordid thriller has its moments," but was critical of the three lead actors and concludes: "Setting its study of betrayal and deceit in and around the gambling towns of the Nevada desert, the film sporadically achieves a truly seedy atmosphere, but there are too many symbols, too many loose ends, and too many vaguely sensationalist scenes.
John Dahl directed Kill Me Again and Red Rock West. Joanne Whalley appears in Kill Me Again and Storyville. Val Kilmer appears in Kill Me Again and The Salton Sea. Michael Madsen appears in Kill Me Again and Reservoir Dogs. Val Kilmer appears in Kill Me Again and Wonderland.
The film was a failure at the box office, but it later achieved some success on home video.