Martin Q. Blank (John Cusack) is only in his late 20s but has already risen to the top of his profession as a paid assassin. Since his CIA days, he has been a free-lance killer for big corporations and did not mind the work until recently.… More Martin Q. Blank (John Cusack) is only in his late 20s but has already risen to the top of his profession as a paid assassin. Since his CIA days, he has been a free-lance killer for big corporations and did not mind the work until recently. His rival Mr. Grocer (Dan Aykroyd) keeps pressuring Martin to team up with him, but the depressed young killer isn't sure he wants to continue his job, let alone form a partnership. Martin sees psychoanalyst Dr. Oatman (Alan Arkin) and tells him more than he ever wanted to know about killing. As a result, the doctor seems more interested in getting rid of Martin than helping him and so suggests that Martin relax by attending his 10th annual high-school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Martin hasn't been home since he joined the Army. As he has a few unresolved issues from his high-school years, he hopes going home will help him make sense of his life. Chief among those issues is Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver), the girl he loved but stood up on prom night. Genuinely off-beat and energetic, this combination romantic comedy/ violent action thriller follows Martin's attempts to reconnect with the feisty Debi, now a disc jockey, who has never forgiven Martin for jilting her and who manages to get some small revenge on her radio talk show. When he tells her about his profession and plight, she disbelieves him as does everyone else. While he and Debi continually spar over that one painful night, Martin is still faced with completing his latest task, and he must also contend with his tough secretary, the persistent Grocer and the two other hit men who have been assigned to rub Martin out.