King of the Ants

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King of the Ants ★★½ 2003

Handyman Sean (McKenna) could stand a little excitement but he gets more than he bargained for when Duke (Wendt, convincing in quite the anti-”Norm” role) steers him to crooked businessman Ray (Baldwin) who wants Sean to clip a city accountant who's getting too close for comfort. He jumps at the chance but the feel-good ends there when Ray and Duke cut him loose and have his face rearranged. Whereupon, it becomes a standard revenge tale. Screenwriter Charlie Higson adapted from his 1992 novel of the same name. 103m/C VHS, DVD . Kari Wuhrer, Daniel Baldwin, George Wendt, Ron Livingston, Chris(topher) McKenna, Timm Sharp, Vernon Wells, Lionel Mark Smith, Carlie Westerman; D: Stuart Gordon; W: Charles Higson; C: Mac Ahlberg. VIDEO