R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.
Killer Joe was the first play Tracy Letts wrote, in 1991.
Killer Joe Cooper:
That poor, miserable bastard set his own genitals on fire just to teach his girlfriend a lesson. I guess he showed her. I wonder if she ever got over it.
Dottie Smith: Was he all right?
Killer Joe Cooper: No. No, he was not all right. He set his genitals on fire.
During the train track scene with Chris and Dottie, his facial scars are missing.
The unrated DVD retains the MPAA's NC-17 graphic at the end, although the rating was surrendered.
The USA/Canada DVD is available in two versions, one the original NC-17 rated version (labeled as Unrated) and the other an R-Rated version. The R-Rated version has the following cuts:
$37,900 29 July 2012