The Odd Job (1978)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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In this dark British comedy, a despondent businessman (Graham Chapman) decides to end it all after his wife leaves him. Unfortunately, he lacks the courage to do it to himself and so hires a professional assassin, telling him to do the deed no matter what. A short time passes and things look considerably brighter for the businessman who suddenly decides he wants to live. Unfortunately, nothing he says can convince his would be killer to stop his pursuit, and comic mayhem ensues.

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assassination, bigotry, change-of-heart, chase, death, hitman, homosexual, insurance-agent, killing, mob-boss, self-discovery, suicide, suicide-attempt, underworld