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Killer Joe
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Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey
Killer Joe Cooper
Emile Hirsch Emile Hirsch
Chris Smith
Juno Temple Juno Temple
Dottie Smith
Thomas Haden Church Thomas Haden Church
Ansel Smith
Gina Gershon Gina Gershon
Sharla Smith
Marc Macaulay Marc Macaulay
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Gralen Bryant Banks Gralen Bryant Banks
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Carol Sutton Carol Sutton

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Sublimely unsettling "black hole comedy"

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"You ever hear of Joe Cooper? He's a cop. A detective actually. He's got a little business on the side."

It's been forty years since filmmaker William Friedkin tested the boundaries of what's acceptable in modern cinema with his 1973 horror opus The Exorcist. Friedkin's Killer Joe (finished in 2011 but released last year) finds the director back in this territory, mounting a controv... read more
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Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper a contract killer, who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through.
Release date: 29 June 2012
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