Why Me?

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"Bruno and Gus made the ultimate hit... now they're the targets."
  • R
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.8  (1,364)

Why Me? is a 1990 crime-comedy film starring Christopher Lambert, Kim Greist, and Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Gene Quintano, the movie tells the story of an amnesiac, dancer-turned-Amish farmer, Gus Cardinale, who unwittingly becomes the target of a hitman and the police after he witnesses a murder. Gus Cardinale (Christopher Lambert) wakes up in a field with no recollection of his previous life. He stumbles upon an Amish community and is taken in by Eli Zeal (J.T. Walsh), a local farmer. Gus adapts to the Amish way of life and even falls in love with Sally (Kim Greist), Eli's daughter. Meanwhile, the police are investigating the murder of a union boss, and detective Brock (Christopher Lloyd) is convinced that Gus is the culprit.

The plot thickens when the real killer, Joseph (Michael J. Pollard), learns that Gus witnessed the murder and decides to finish him off. The hitman launches a series of attacks on Gus and the Amish community. The peaceful farming community is soon plunged into chaos, and Gus finds himself fighting for survival.

The film has a lot of hilarious moments, especially when Gus tries to fit in with the Amish, such as learning how to churn butter and milk cows. The interactions between the Amish and the outsiders also provide a lot of laughs. The movie does a good job of balancing the comedy with the darker elements of the plot.

Christopher Lambert delivers a solid performance as Gus Cardinale, portraying the character's confusion and vulnerability convincingly. Kim Greist is charming as Sally, and the chemistry between her and Lambert is great. Christopher Lloyd doesn't have a lot of screen time, but he commands attention whenever he appears.

The movie has some great action scenes, including gunfights and car chases. The final showdown between Gus and Joseph in a barn is particularly thrilling. The cinematography is excellent, with the rural Pennsylvania locations providing a beautiful backdrop.

Overall, Why Me? is an entertaining crime-comedy with a unique premise. The film's mix of humor, action, and drama makes for a fun and exciting viewing experience. While the movie may not be a classic, it's a solid entry in the genre and definitely worth a watch.

Why Me? is a 1990 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (1,364)