Indican Pictures announced this past week that writer/director Jason Konopisos’ award-winning thriller, The Waiter, will be making its DVD debut this coming Jan. 27.
He is known as “The Waiter” (played by Konopisos — Rogue Assassin), a former soldier with battlefield experience in The Gulf, who earns his living these days as a professional hit man … a “corporate cleaner.” His clientele are far removed from the sands and backwater villages of Iraq and Afghanistan … they are far more comfortable in a corporate boardroom, attending parties and riding in limos.
They are, however, just as deadly and when they get to fighting among one another it is the job of “The Waiter” (and people of his ilk) to deal with these corporate types when negotiations and deal-making have run their course. He’s good at what he does, matter of fact in his job performance; laconic even … but inside he is a powder keg that is about one hit away from coming apart.
Konopisos’ The Waiter is loaded with action, it’s violent and graphic. It delivers what is promised, well-produced and it is also populated with what must be at least a dozen well-known character actors (many of whom must be friends of Konopisos for him to recruit so many for an indie production). These include twice-nominated for as Best Supporting Actor Oscars, Charles Durning (in his final screen appearance), along Dan Braverman, James Handy and Glenn Morshower.