Rick (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 24, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Michael Hastings

The amoral world of a handful of Wall Street businessmen is delineated in this black comedy written by Lemony Snicket creator Daniel Handler. Rick takes as its central character a mid-level manager (Bill Pullman) working in a nameless corporation for a boss, Duke (Aaron Stanford), who's nearly half his age. Duke and Rick are constantly one-upping each other around the office; compounding their contentious relationship is the fact that Duke is pursuing Rick's daughter, Eve (Agnes Bruckner), a teenager who frequents Internet sex-chat rooms. Rick thinks he has found the solution to his work problems in Buck (Dylan Baker), an old college buddy who's become a paid hitman; for a fee, he'll take care of anyone who comes between Rick and his climb up the corporate ladder. But when a jilted job interviewee (Sandra Oh) puts a hex on Rick, it seems his good fortune may come to an end.



boss [employer], corporate-ladder, daughter, hitman, Internet, Wall-Street, widow/widower