An Interview With Director John Swab
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By Glen Dower
ONE DAY AS A LION
Directed by John Swab and written by, and starring Scott Caan, the director describes One Day as a Lion as a film “where the story is secondary to the characters.” Luckily for the audience, Swab has assembled a top-notch cast of charismatic character actors, delivering a darkly comic and witty story about dysfunctional families and inept hitmen.
One Day as a Lion is the story of Jackie Powers (Caan), a nice guy but a lousy hitman, who’s sent to take out a crafty debtor (J.K. Simmons), but only manages to piss him off. Fleeing the scene, Jackie takes feisty but bored waitress Lola as a hostage. When Jackie reveals to Lola that his actions are borne out of noble causes, Lola cooks up a scheme for them to get cash from her ‘challenging’ mother (Virginia Madsen). Meanwhile, a thug (Slaine) is sent to kill him by their increasingly impatient mobster boss (Frank Grillo)…
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