Wednesday 10 March 2010

The 4th in a series of "What about's" ... Today's encounter is with MISTER SHHH... Steve Buscemi in the B Movie Classic - Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead

(1995) - Starring Andy Garcia, Christopher Lloyd, William Forsythe, Treat Williams, Bill Nunn and Christopher Walken.
*definitely contains spoilers*

Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead is a strange one, all the hallmarks of a decent B Movie, but a very assured ensemble. The story is simple.... Mob boss 'The Man With a Plan' (Christopher Walken) forces retiring gangster 'Jimmy The Saint' (Andy Garcia) into a final job he can't refuse. He assembles his trusty friends and co-criminals for a final payday but alas all goes wrong, terribly wrong in fact and Jimmy and his pals are summoned to 'Buck Wheat's' - death in the most painful way, they're given 24 hours to get away. But they're not going to get far...
Mister Shhh turns up midway through as the clinical, ruthless hired hitman appointed to dispose of the group. Mister Shhh is a strange being, his old fashioned suit and hat, crooked stance, softly spoken voice hiding the rather ruthless killer inside.

Jimmy informs his pals the dreadful news of their fate.

Mr Shhh turns up for his first kill...

'Pieces' (Christopher Lloyd) is first up, after deciding he's not going to run away,
he's the easiest to find - at work as an adult film projectionist.
He takes his punishment like a man, his final words being "make it quick!"

Next up is Easy Wind (Bill Nunn) where the plan to hideout in a rough arse ghetto didn't quite go to plan and they're no match for Mister Shhh.

Easy Wind meets his end in the most painful way of being shot up the 'arris and left to die a slow painful, lonely death!

Next up, despite assurances from The Man With The Plan (Christopher Walken)
that he and his young family would be spared and he'd got out on the road
Franchise (William Forsythe) had not got far away enough.

Next up is crazed physco Critical Bill and he proves a match for Mister Shhh,
He's waiting and he's ready. Tricking and surprising Mister Shhh, before blowing him across the room.
"I am Godzilla, You Are Japan!!"

Even with no chest left Mister Shhh, still gets the job done, cutting short Critical Bill's celebrations.

As they both croak it! 4/5 for Mister Shhh.

Steve Buscemi Selected Filmography :
The Sopranos (2002-2004)
Ghost World (2001)
Animal Factory (D) (2000)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Trees Lounge (D/S)(1996)
Fargo (1996)
Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Desperado (1995)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
In The Soup (1992)

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