A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
4/11/1997 Grosse Pointe Blank
April 11, 1997. This was the release date for Grosse Pointe Blank. Pretty funny flick about a hitman who goes to his high school reunion. Sort of the fantasy of a lot of people, I suppose.
John Cusack starred. Minnie Driver was the love interest. Cusack's sister Joan played his secretary. Alan Arkin, wonderful as always, played his psychologist.
They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?"