R | | Crime, Drama
A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
Jennifer Jason Leigh dubbed in the murmuring voice of the sobbing prisoner's visitor.
Yeah, I worked in a barbershop, but I never considered myself a barber. I stumbled into it. Or married into it, more precisely.
Big Dave Brewster is said to have attended Case Western Reserve around 1930, yet Case Institute and Western Reserve University did not merge until 1967.
The opening titles cast shadows on the wall as if they are real.
Though original intended to be released in black and white, the movie was originally shot in color. Some countries released the movie in color (e.g. Japan) for marketing reasons. Both versions are released on home media.
English, Italian, French
£419,609 (UK) (28 October 2001)
$7,494,849 (USA) (24 February 2002)