No Good Deed (2002 film)

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No Good Deed
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byBob Rafelson
Written by
Based on"The House in Turk Street"
by Dashiell Hammett
Produced by
  • Barry M. Berg
  • David Braun
CinematographyJuan Ruiz Anchía
Edited byWilliam S. Scharf
Music byJeff Beal
Distributed byMac Releasing
Release dates
  • June 29, 2002 (2002-06-29) (Moscow Film Festival)
  • September 12, 2003 (2003-09-12) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes
United States

No Good Deed is a 2002 American crime thriller film directed by Bob Rafelson, his last feature film. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård and Doug Hutchison. The screenplay by Christopher Cannan and Steve Barancik is based on the short story "The House in Turk Street" by Dashiell Hammett. The original music score is by Jeff Beal.

It was entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival.[1]


Jack Friar is a police detective who, while doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager on Turk Street, stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery. Jack finds himself being held hostage while the criminals decide what to do with him, and the leader's beautiful girlfriend Erin is left alone to watch Jack.

Erin, who is a master manipulator of the men in the gang, reveals another side to Jack – a melancholy romantic who could have been a classical cellist. She finds Jack's captivity an irresistible turn-on and he cannot figure out if she is being honest or if she is manipulating him as well. Before the gang returns, Jack and Erin's connection intensifies, leaving the fate of the money in question.

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Bob Rafelson was nominated for a prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2002.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "24th Moscow International Film Festival (2002)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-03-30.

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