|You Kill Me|
|Directed by||John Dahl|
|Written by||Christopher Markus|
|Music by||Marcelo Zarvos|
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
|Box office||$3.7 million|
Frank Falenczyk is a hit man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. He has a drinking problem, and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle Roman Krzeminski, head of the family, sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Falenczyk is forced to accept a job at a mortuary, and go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where he confesses his job, explaining that he wants to be free of his drinking problem because it's affecting his ability to kill effectively. He falls in love with Laurel Pearson, a quirky client he meets at the funeral home. Meanwhile, an upstart Irish gang threatens the family snow-plowing business. When violence erupts, Frank returns home to face the rivals. With assistance from Laurel, he manages to suppress the Irish gang.
- Ben Kingsley as Frank Falenczyk
- Téa Leoni as Laurel Pearson
- Luke Wilson as Tom
- Dennis Farina as Edward O'Leary
- Philip Baker Hall as Roman Krzeminski
- Bill Pullman as Dave
- Marcus Thomas as Stef Krzeminski
- Jayne Eastwood as Kathleen Fitzgerald
The film was well received by critics, and maintains a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus reads, "Featuring wonderful performances from Ben Kingsley and Tea Leoni, You Kill Me is a charming, funny take on the familiar inner-lives-of-hit-men premise."