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This movie was based upon an “autobiography” written by Chuck Barris, the creator of “The Dating Game” and “The Gong Show.” These mostly daytime pseudo-reality shows were highly popular in the 1970’s. In the “autobiography” Barris writes that he was a secret hitman, a contract agent for a government agency such as the CIA or other clandestine organization. Barris claims that he killed 33 people for this organization. In part of the film, possibly because of the pressure of killing these people, Barris was near psychotic break with reality (no pun intended). The genius in the movie, is one really does not know if this so-called secret life is a real confession or a just another game on the people to make more money.

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