18 certificateKilling Them Softly is a Film programme that first aired in 2012 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Killing Them Softly is a 3 star programme

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Killing Them Softly (2012)

Directed by
Andrew Dominik

Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini star in writer-director Andrew Dominik's violent thriller, which he has adapted from the George V Higgins novel Cogan's Trade.

If you're going to rob a high-stakes poker game, you're best-advised not to choose one run by the Mob. But that's exactly what ex-con Frankie and his smack-addicted Australian sidekick Russell do, at the behest of their boss, Johnny 'Squirrel' Amato.

The game in question was organised by local gangster Markie, who was foolish enough to rob one of his own games in the past. To the victims of the robbery it's unclear who was responsible, but clearly someone must pay.

Thus Mob middleman Driver hires hitman Jackie Cogan to solve the problem. Cogan's a cold killer, but he prefers not to kill people he knows and to murder his targets 'softly', without warning, so they don't experience fear. Unfortunately, out of misjudged pity, Cogan also subcontracts his old friend, the alcoholic, womanising Mickey to help him...

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Brad PittBrad Pitt...Jackie
Scoot McNairy...Frankie
Ben Mendelsohn...Russell
Image for James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini...Mickey
Image for Richard JenkinsRichard Jenkins...Driver
Vincent Curatola...Johnny Amato
Image for Ray LiottaRay Liotta...Markie Trattman
Trevor Long...Steve Caprio
Max Casella...Barry Caprio
Image for Sam ShepardSam Shepard...Dillon
Slaine...Kenny Gill
Linara Washington...Hooker
Ross Brodar...Poker Guy
Wade Allen...Business Suit Agent
Christopher Berry...Cab Driver Agent