The Key Man (2011)

Director
Peter Himmelstein

Main cast
Hugo Weaving; Brian Cox; Jack Davenport; Judy Greer; Ben Shenkman

Genres
Thriller, Drama, Crime

Description
An insurance salesman gets mixed up with two gangsters in effort to make more money and provide for his family, but things don't go as he planned.


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