Grosse Pointe Blank

Hollywood Pictures Released 1997




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George Armitage

Martin Blank is a contract assassin and his next hit just happens to be where is 10 year high school reunion is being held.

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    • Production Budget - $15,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $28,084,357 (74th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $49,927,746

    • Other Production Companies:
      Caravan Pictures
      New Crime Productions
      Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
      Buena Vista International

    • Taglines:
      1. A comedy about a hit man, a high school reunion, and the girl he left behind.
      2. Even A Hit Man Deserves A Second Shot!

    • Filming locations include:
      Chicago, Illinois
      Detroit, Michigan
      Duarte, California
      Grosse Pointe, Detroit, Michigan
      Los Angeles, California
      Pasadena, California, USA
      Monrovia, California
      Los Angeles, California

    • Music:
      I Can See Clearly Now
      Written and performed by Johnny Nash
      War Cry
      Written and performed by Joe Strummer and Richard Norris
      Johannes Brahms: Fugue in A Minor
      Performed by Jacques van Oortmerseen
      Blister in the Sun
      Written by Gordon Gano
      Performed by Violent Femmes
      Live and Let Die
      Written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
      Performed by Guns N' Roses
      Live and Let Die
      Written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
      Performed by Adam Fields
      Armagideon Time
      Written by Clement Dodd and Willie Williams
      performed by The Clash
      Rudie Can't Fail
      Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
      Performed by The Clash
      Pressure Drop
      Wriiten by Frederick Hibbert
      Performed by The Specials
      Absolute Beginners
      Written by Paul Weller
      Performed by The Jam
      A Message to You Rudy
      Written by Robert Livingstone Thompson
      Performed by The Specials
      The Killing Moon
      Written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete DeFreitas
      Performed by Echo and the Bunnyman
      Monkey Gone to Heaven
      Written by Black Francis
      Performed by The Pixies
      Ace of Spades
      Written by Ian Kilmister, Edward Clarke and Philip Taylor
      Performed by Motorhead
      In Between Days
      Written by Robert Smith
      Performed by The Cure
      Your Lucky Day in Hell
      Written by "E" and Michael Goldenberg
      Performed by The Eels
      Sharks Can't Sleep
      Written and performed by Tracy Bonham
      Little Luxuries
      Written by John Harvey
      Performed by The Burros
      You're Wondering Now
      Written by Seymour Dodd, The Skatalites and Andy and Joey
      Performed by The Specials
      Big Boss Man
      Written by Luther Dixon and Al Smith
      Performed by Jimmy Reed
      Detroit City
      Written by Mel Tillis and Danny Dill
      Performed by Bobby Bare
      Take On Me
      Written by Morten Harket, Pat Waaktaar and Magne Furuholmen
      Performed by A-Ha
      We Care A Lot
      Written by Chuck Mosely, Roddy Bottum, William Gould, Mike Bordin and Jim Martin
      performed by Faith No More
      White Lines
      Written by Sylvia Robinson and Melvin Glover
      Performed by Grandmaster Melle Mel
      Walk Like An Egyptian
      Written by Liam Sternberg
      Performed by The Bangles
      Cities in Dust
      Written by John ValentineCarruthers, Steven Severi, Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie
      Performed by Siouxsie & The Banshees
      Under Pressure
      Written by David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and brian May
      performed by Davis Bowie and Queen
      Let My Love Open the Door
      Written and performed by Pete Townsend
      Written by Daniel Ash, Glenn Camping and Kevin Haskins
      Performed by Tones on Tall
      The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
      Written by Stuart Arbright
      Performed by Dominatrix
      Let it Whip
      Written by Reggie Andrews and Ndugu Chancler
      Performed by The Dazz Band
      99 Luftballons
      Written by Joern-Uwe, Fahrenkrog-Peterson and Carlo kargers
      performed by Nena
      Doors of Your Heart
      Written by Roger Charlery, Andrew Cox, Everett Morton, David Steele, David Wakeling and Colin Osbourne
      Performed by The English Beat
      El Matador
      Written by Flavio Ciancianulo
      Performed by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
      Mirror in the Bathroom
      Written by Roger Charlery, Andrew Cox, Everett Morton, David Steele and David Wakeling
      performed by the English Beat
      Lorca's Novena
      Written by Shane MacGowan
      performed by The Pogues


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Comedy, Drama, Kids


Dark Comedy, Romantic Comedy