Jerry and Tom

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Jerry and Tom ★★ 1998 (R)

Tom (Mantegna) is a veteran hitman breaking in an impatient protege, Jerry (Rockwell), on various assignments for a couple of old-time mobsters. The most important thing to remember is that it's just a job—nothing personal—but that kind of emotional vacuum isn't easy to maintain. Familiar story but it has the advantage of a talented cast and good direction. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Joe Mantegna, Sam Rockwell, Maury Chaykin, Charles Durning, Peter Riegert, William H. Macy, Ted Danson; D: Saul Rubinek; W: Rick Cleveland; C: Paul Sarossy; M: David Buchbinder.