Very dark comedy about an executive whose loss of a deserved promotion turns him into an amoral murderer. Caine is terrific with this witty script!
Johnny Handsome -- Clip: I'm not so sure you can count on me
Johnny Handsome -- Born with a horribly disfigured face, and unable to become part of 'normal'society, John Sedley turns to a life of crime. But his two fellow gang members trick him and Johnny is sent to prison. There he meets a plastic surgeon who takes sympathy on him and surgically transforms him into a new man. Now unrecognizable to those who once new him, the once ugly duckling plots a vicious revenge.
Trailer for Johnny Handsome.
Johnny Handsome is a deformed gangster who plans a successful robbery with a friend of his, Mikey Chalmette, and another couple (Sunny Boid and Rafe Garrett). During the heist, Johnny and Mikey are double-crossed by Sunny and Rafe---Mikey is killed and Johnny sent to prison. While in prison, Johnny is invited to a rehabilitation program, where Dr. Steven Fischer rebuilds Johnny's face and helps Johnny get paroled. Johnny starts working in a shipyard, where he meets Donna McCarty and starts a romance. Lt. A.Z. Drones is a skeptical detective who follows the rehabilitation of Johnny. Johnny's new life is consumed by the desire of payback.
A deformed small-time New Orleans hood is given a new face through reconstructive surgery and sets out to find out who double-crossed him.
Trailer for A Shock to the System.
Michael Caine stars in this black comedy as Graham Marshall, a hardened advertising executive who has certainly paid his dues, but embarks on a series of cleverly plotted murders when he is passed over for a promotion. Fueled by his newfound ability to kill, Graham uses his maniacal authority to truly reach the top. Caine is brilliant in this clever satire on the cutthroat business world.
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