Grosse Pointe Blank (film) A hitman, Martin, specializes in assassinations in this comedy, but he has begun to have an identity crisis, realizing that his life lacks meaning. Therefore, in his twisted search to find “fulfillment and truth, ” he decides to return home to Grosse Pointe, Michigan, for his ten-year high school reunion, where he plans to reunite with Debi, the girl he left behind, as well as doing “one last hit.” However, his arch rival, Grocer, shows up with plans to hit Martin instead. Directed by George Armitage. A Hollywood Pictures film in association with Caravan Pictures. Released on April 11, 1997. Stars John Cusack (Martin), Minnie Driver (Debi), Dan Aykroyd (Grocer), Alan Arkin (Dr. Oatman). 107 min. Filming took place around Los Angeles, with the communities of Monrovia, Duarte, and Pasadena substituting for Grosse Pointe.