An assassin is the killer of an important person in a surprise attack for political or religious reasons, or in exchange, as a service, for monetary gain. And historically speaking, an Assassin is a member of the Nizari branch of Ismaili muslims at the time of the Crusades, when the newly established sect ruled part of northern Persia during the first and second centuries. They were renowned as militant fanatics, and were popularly reputed to use hashish before going on missions.
Martin Q. Blank breaks into his old high school locker during the reunion to see if the joint he stashed is still in there, hidden and untouched. It is. He destroys it.
Why? Why does he crumble the joint?
My inner investigator suspects the destruction of the joint and the fact our beloved assassin no longer smokes weed both represent changes to the script made in order to please the good people of Disney. My favorite illustrator holds the same theory. And we are pleased, if this be the case, that writers and producers were still able to insert a Fear and Loathing reference (one year before Terry Gilliam's Hunter S. Thompson movie) in spite of Disney's seemingly covert and backroom sort of control over Grosse Pointe Blank.
"I have to give them a lot of credit. Disney was wonderful with the film." - John Cusack
Can you believe it's been more than 20 years since Grosse Pointe Blank?
Crazy Stoner Magazine will be at the Paramount Theatre for a screening of Grosse Pointe Blank + Q & A with John Cusack on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Special Thanks to Comedy Works for the discount code: JOHN