May 24, 2011
Easy Kill (1989) (part 5 of 7)
Now we’re back at Jade’s house, and Alex is on the phone again. He says he’ll send a courier with the million dollars, and to meet the courier at "the old factory." Jade seems to know exactly where this is. I guess every town’s got to have an "old factory", right?
Frank is afraid that it’s a trap, so he wants to go along to cover her. This leads to the following bizarre discussion about the effectiveness of handguns at night:
| Frank: Okay, I’ll come with you tonight. And I’ll cover you. But all I’ve got is this handgun. That’s not much good at night.
Jade: If you had a rifle, would that be better?
Frank: Yeah, it’d be great, but I don’t have a rifle.
So Jade opens a tall locked box in her closet, and takes out a rifle for Frank to use. Frank asks her if she really wants to go through with this. "I don’t have any other option, do I?" Jade asks. "Yeah, you do," Frank says, but fails to explain what those other options might be.
Frank and Jade head for the factory, and, as expected, we get another 30 seconds of pointless exterior shots of Frank’s car as they drive along. Inside the car, we learn Frank’s meticulous plan for picking up the money: "Okay, you go in, you get the money, and let’s get the hell out." Jade should thank her lucky stars that Frank is around. Without him, she might have needlessly stood around for two or three hours after getting handed a million dollars in cash.