Already Dead

Synopsis: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of his actions and inactions are much more complicated than he imagined. Who will survive ?
Director(s): Joe Otting
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
93 min

Is it officially unsolved?

What about my son? My wife?

Well, it won't be official. It's just

no one's assigned to the case anymore.

It'll just go away.

But how can you do that?

I'm really very sorry, Mr. Archer.

It's a lousy thing.


If I were you,

you know what I would do?

I'd dedicate my life

to finding that piece of shit.

Every penny, every resource,

everything and anything.

I'd find him...

...roast him on a spit.

If you need something, anything...

...give me a call.

Look what you've done.

I need some time.


To be alone for a while.

Every time I look at you, I see him.

It's killing me.

You're gonna pay.

You're gonna pay.

I'm gonna put this

through your goddamn skull.

Not yet.

Look at me.

Look at me.

All right.

That's fine, tough guy.

We got plenty of time.

Look at me!

Look at me!

You are going to die.

Now look at me.


- This is bullshit.

- Mr. Archer.

- Detective.

- I got this, fellas.

Mr. Archer, you're upset.

Let's take a seat.

You come to my house and you drop

a fucking bomb on me like that?

Mr. Archer.

I'm a good man.

I follow the rules.

I do everything I'm supposed to do.

I've never had a speeding ticket

and this is what I get?

You call yourself cops?

I tried to explain.

Look, no. My wife.

This has destroyed her.

And... do something.

- My hands are tied.

- They're tied?

Do your fucking job.

Mr. Archer, think about

what's really going on.

Find me the man.

You punched a cop?

I tried to.

- You realize how that sounds?

- You don't understand.

No, and I don't pretend

to understand.

I can't imagine

what you're going through.

But, Tom, you need to ask yourself

if what you're doing is helping.

You haven't been into the office

in three months.

Hey, then fire me.

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Joe Chappelle

Joseph "Joe" Chappelle is an American screenwriter, producer, and director of film and television. He is perhaps best known for directing horror films such as Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Phantoms, as well as critically acclaimed television programs such as The Wire, CSI: Miami, and Fringe. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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