SNAK is the story of a sensitive hit man named Paul who is trying to make
it big in murder-for-hire even though he only whacks people who deserve it.
He knew what his career would be like way back when he was a kid, after he
saw legendary hit man Colin "The Snake" Adder (Frank Bren) take out someone
who was picking on his favorite hooker.
Oh, Paul has made some hits, and feels competent, but he's been waiting
for the one big hit that would make his reputation and insure financial
success, and he's starting to get pressure from his wife (Helen Hopkins) to
be a better provider. He does have a few handicaps. First, he was caught by
police woman Matty (Carolyn Bock), who is blackmailing him for sex, but
doesn't know he is married. That is bad enough, but his best friend George
is blackmailing his wife into sex because she looks like his dead mother,
and because he found out he was actually her daughter's father.
It looks like things are finally going Paul's way when Mattie the
Policewoman tells him about a million dollar hit, but even that gets
complicated when his boyhood hero, The Snake, returns to town to whack the
Sensitive New Age Killer was one of two very silly films helmed in 2000
by Australian director
Mark Savage, the other being Masked Avenger Versus
Ultra-Villain in the Lair of the Naked Bikini. The film contains great
action, good death effects, and a generous helping of black humor. For
instance, Kevin Hopkins snorts his mother's ashes, and The Snake always has
a stethoscope so he can listen to his victims die. Made for about a million
dollars, it is an excellent effort - a quick watch and a refreshingly
original and entertaining crime/noir/dark comedy.
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