When 22-year-old Chris (Emile Hirsch) finds himself in debt to a drug lord, he hires a hit man to dispatch his mother, whose $50,000 life insurance policy benefits his sister Dottie (Juno Temple). Chris finds Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a creepy, crazy Dallas cop who moonlights as a contract killer. When Chris can't pay Joe up front, Joe sets his sights on Dottie as collateral for the job. The contract killer and his hostage develop an unusual bond. Like from a modern-day, twisted fairy tale, "Killer Joe" Cooper becomes the prince to Dottie's Cinderella. Based on the play by Pulitzer and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, Killer Joe is a garish, provocative black comedy from Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) and also stars Thomas Hayden Church and Gina Gershon. Official Web Site


Film Club Q&A Podcast – KILLER JOE

A Q&A with Oscar-winning Director William Friedkin. Recorded August 3, 2012 at The Landmark in West Los Angeles.

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Director:

William Friedkin

Cast:

Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon, Thomas Haden Church

MPAA Rating:

NC-17

Run Time:

1hr 43mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA