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No Good Deed
Directed by Bob Rafelson
Produced by Barry M. Berg, David Braun, Herb Nanas, Sam Perlmutter, Andre Rouleau, Maxime Remillard
Written by Christopher Cannan
Steve Barancik (screenplay)
Based on the short story The House on Turk Street by Dashiell Hammett
Starring Samuel L. Jackson
Milla Jovovich
Stellan Skarsgard
Music by Jeff Beal
Cinematography Juan Ruiz Anchia
Editing by William S. Scharf
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Released September 12, 2003 (limited)
Running time 97 min.
Language English
Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
IMDb profile


No Good Deed is a 2002 drama film/thriller film, directed by Bob Rafelson. It starred Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, and Stellan Skarsgard. The screenplay by Christopher Cannan and Steve Barancik is based on the short story The House on Turk Street by Dashiell Hammett. The original music score is by Jeff Beal. Bob Rafelson is a film director, writer and producer, born in 1933. ... Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories. ... Jackson in The Man Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Milla Jovovich, 26, at Cannes, 2002. ... Stellan Skarsgård (born June 13, 1951, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish actor and father of Alexander Skarsgård and Gustaf Skarsgård. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Columbia Pictures logo, since 1996. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... A drama is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience. ... Bob Rafelson is a film director, writer and producer, born in 1933. ... Jackson in The Man Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Milla Jovovich, 26, at Cannes, 2002. ... Stellan Skarsgård (born June 13, 1951, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish actor and father of Alexander Skarsgård and Gustaf Skarsgård. ... Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Tagline: He was more than a cop. She was more than a thief.

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Plot summary

Jack Friar is a police detective who, while doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager on Turk Street, stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery. Jack finds himself being held hostage while the criminals decide what to do with him, and the leader's beautiful girlfriend Erin is left alone to watch Jack. Erin, a master manipulator of the men in the gang, reveals another side to Jack — a melancholy romantic who could have been a classical cellist. She finds Jack's captivity an irresistible turn-on and he cannot figure out if she is for real, or manipulating him, too. Before the gang returns, Jack and Erin's connection intensifies and who ends up with the money is anyone's guess.


Main cast

Jackson in The Man Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Milla Jovovich, 26, at Cannes, 2002. ... Stellan Skarsgård (born June 13, 1951, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish actor and father of Alexander Skarsgård and Gustaf Skarsgård. ... Joss Ackland (born February 29, 1928) is an English actor who has appeared in more than 130 films in his career. ... Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1941, Grace Zabriskie is a character actress who has played small roles in many popular American films and television series. ...

Trivia

  • During the scene where David Brewster is driving in the rain, the song playing is "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone", which originated from the TV series The Monkees, which Bob Rafelson created. The version in this film is performed by his son, Peter Rafelson.
  • This film was shot on location in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The Monkees in 1967 (left to right): Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork The Monkees were a four-man musical band created to be the stars of an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... Bob Rafelson is a film director, writer and producer, born in 1933. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 1st 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928...

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No Good Deed (1434 words)
This one came out with no meaningful features at all, not even a widescreen version of the film, a fact which is made insulting to consumers by the fact that disc's only feature is a trailer - a widescreen trailer.
Let's say you believe that Jackson, suddenly unbound and no longer covered by a gun, is such an honorable man that he gave her a cello lesson instead of picking up the gun, arresting her, and escaping.
No Good Deed is less than the sum of its parts.
www.reviewingtheevidence.com | NO GOOD DEED, by Manda Scott (359 words)
Orla McLeod, the scarred and terrifying heroine of No Good Deed, is haunted by the bloody events of her childhood, in which she saw her father and brother gunned down by an Irish nationalist, while she and her mother suffered serious burns from a gasoline bomb in a parallel attack.
But Orla cannot retire from the struggle that brought her and Jamie together in the first place as the old evil continues to threaten in a novel that is taut with menace, the more effective in that both its source and its object is not altogether clear.
No Good Deed is faintly reminiscent of Smylla¼s Sense of Snow in that both novels involve a very difficult heroine, a small boy, and some considerable snow, but Scott¼s novel is more compelling as it is rooted in a recognizable reality and because it is very beautifully written.
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