Killer Joe

Killer Joe

Matthew McConaughey
Director: William Friedkin Cast: Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
, Emile Hirsch
Emile Hirsch
, Juno Temple
Juno Temple
William Friedkin

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A desperate Texas drug dealer plots to settle a sizable debt by killing his mother and collecting the insurance money, but gets into an even bigger mess after hiring a twisted police detective who moonlights as a killer-for-hire to get the job done. Chris (Emile Hirsch) is in serious trouble. He's just incurred a major debt to Digger Soames (Marc Macaulay), and when you're late paying Digger, you can wind up dead. His back against the wall, Chris comes to his father Ansel (Thomas Haden Church) with a sinister proposition: they'll hire a killer to get rid of Chris' mother (and Ansel's ex-wife), then collect the insurance money that will go to Chris' teenage sister Dottie (Juno Temple), a seraphic sleepwalker who seems to exist in a world all her own. Bringing Chris' temperamental stepmother Sharla (Gina Gershon) in on the hustle, the young deadbeat and his dimwitted father enlist the services of Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a local police detective whose authority and detailed knowledge of police procedures make him the perfect hired killer. But Joe doesn't come cheap, and when his fee proves bigger than expected, Chris and Ansel agree to let him have Dottie as a "retainer" until the insurance check clears. Just when it starts to look as if everything is going according to plan, however, an unexpected complication plunges the entire situation into total chaos. A lurid black comedy that goes to some very dark places, Killer Joe is the second collaboration between acclaimed director William Friedkin and playwright/screenwriter Tracy Letts, who previously worked together on the 2006 psychological thriller Bug.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/21/2012
UPC: 0031398162032
Original Release: 2011
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 8,196

Special Features

Southern Fried Hospitality: From Stage To Screen; SXSW Q&A With Cast; SXSW Intro By William Friedkin; Audio Commentary With Director William Friedkin; "White Trash" Red Band Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew McConaughey "Killer" Joe Cooper
Emile Hirsch Chris Smith
Juno Temple Dottie Smith
Thomas Haden Church Ansel Smith
Gina Gershon Sharla Smith
Marc Macaulay Digger Soames
Graylen Banks Pizza Patron
Carol Sutton Saleslady
Danny Epper G-Man
Jeffrey Galpin Biker Thug
Scott Martin Pizza Manager
Gregory Bauchard Filpatrick
Charley Vance Preacher

Technical Credits
William Friedkin Director
C.C. Adcock Musical Direction/Supervision
Tyler Bates Score Composer
Steve Boeddeker Sound/Sound Designer
Franco-Giacomo Carbone Production Designer
Denise Chamian Casting
Nicolas Chartier Producer
Vicki Cherkas Executive Producer
Molly Conners Executive Producer
Caleb Deschanel Cinematographer
Scott Einbinder Producer
Alexandra Fehrman Sound Editor
Zev Foreman Executive Producer
Jeffrey Haupt Sound Mixer
Tracy Letts Screenwriter
Doreen Wilcox Little Associate Producer
Darrin Navarro Editor
Patrick Newall Co-producer
Michael Salven Asst. Director
Peggy Schnitzer Costumes/Costume Designer
Eli Selden Associate Producer
Roman Viaris Executive Producer
Christopher Woodrow Executive Producer

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