Watch: Kill Me Again 1989 123movies, Full Movie Online – Fay Forrester, an attractive young lady wants to escape from her violent and jealous boyfriend Vince. So she hires Jack Andrews, a second class private investigator to arrange her death. She wants to restart her life with a new identity and the money she robbed together with Vince. Because of Jack’s financial problems he joins Fay after her fake death. Unfortunately Vince finds out that Fay’s still alive. The hunt for Jack, Fay and the money begins….
Plot: 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.
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John Dahl has mastered this genre almost effortlessly. “Kill Me Again” shows him in great form. The screen play by the director and David Warfield has all the makings of a film noir, which Mr. Dahl’s executes beautifully.
The great coup for the director is the first rate performances he gets out of his cast. Val Kilmer, plays Jack Andrews, a Reno P.I., fighting some demons of his own. Andrews falls for the vixen Fay Forrester who comes knocking at his office door seeking to solve her problems, but instead, she uses Jack shamelessly.
Fay Forrester, the calculating dame of the story, has in turn double crossed her own partner Vince Miller, who doesn’t give up trying to find what belongs to him. Jack Andrews in the end, proves he is more resourceful than Vince and Fay in an ironic twist at the end.
Val Kilmer had one of the best opportunities of his career and he runs away with the movie. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, is excellent as the calculating Fay. Michael Madsen portrays yet another bad guy with great verve.
Mr. Dahl delivers a satisfying film that will not disappoint.
Sloppy noir. (spoliers)
This may’ve started out to be a decent, if not routine desert noir which slightly models Billy Wilder’s cool noir classic, Double Indemnity. Writer/Director John Dahl had already proved that even a simple noir can be quite good (see Red Rock West). A con woman (Joanne Kilmer) and her sadistic boyfriend (Michael Madsen in his standard fare) get their hands on a fairly hefty loot of $75 grand. But, along the way, the woman decides she’s heading to Vegas without him, and has a plan to separate the boyfriend from his share of the money.
Conveniently, a private detective (played by Val Kilmer in almost a mockery of 1930s pulp fiction) in Reno, the city in which the con woman winds up, is in dire need of a quick and easy $10 grand, which he in turn owes a bookie. As the protagonist of a noir drama, he is the usual once-innocent character who is tempted with greed and lust before redeeming himself morally (or at least as much as the viewer’s sympathies will allow). The con woman shows up at his door and offers him just that, $10 grand immediately to fake her death. It doesn’t look as though he buys the story about her abusive boyfriend, but of course, tainted with such foolishness, he acquiesces and falls in love with her, leaving himself open for the usual noir double- and tripple-cross among greedy characters.
A simple noir with all its convenient connections, however, soon becomes too convoluted to take it seriously. Once you’re to the point of the story where they’re trying to fake her death, you might wonder how any of it would work, considering the plan they have is pretty ridiculous and lacks good attention to both detail and logic, even for a fictional film. Things just seem to happen so easily, and when you see the way they fake her death (along with the subsequent events) and are later supposed to believe that nearly every cop in Reno is looking for the private eye and the con woman, you wonder…what the hell kind of cops are these that this scheme worked in the first place? At this point, everything that follows just becomes too incredulous considering the events. Suddenly, despite all the conveniences that arise in the story, what started as a decent noir quickly falters.
If it is desert film noir or Sin City film noir you are looking for, you’re probably better off sticking with Dahl’s ‘Red Rock West’; it may be routine and the story a series of conveniences, but at least it pays better attention to the detail to make it all work.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director John Dahl
Writer John Dahl, David W. Warfield
Actors Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan
Country United States
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm