Befriend and Betray

Synopsis: Criminal organizations succeed by enforcing a strict code of trust and loyalty. To penetrate these organizations and gain access to their inner circles the police need a magic bullet. Alex Caine is that magic bullet. Only thirty years old, Alex, who grew up hard on the mean streets of Montreal, already brings a lifetime's worth of experience (foster care, military service, prison time) to the world's most dangerous occupation: professional gang infiltrator. It is his job to befriend criminals, participate in their illegal activities, gather evidence - then live long enough to testify against them in court. Inspired by real-life events, Befriend and Betray tells the story of Alex's first infiltration assignment - the case that transformed him from a rootless young man into a highly effective, defiantly unconventional crime-fighting resource. Approached by P.C. Lau, a ruthlessly ambitious soldier for the Kam Tin Triad, Alex is asked to help his old prison acquaintance with a business pro
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ken Girotti
  1 nomination.
85 min

(Whispers) Puts me

in an awkward position.

Deal with it.

Deal with it.

She studying psychology?

Must be handy with a nut

like you, hmm?

Say "no" again,

try to leave town,

I'll be her new teacher.

(Door opens)

(Door closes)


So, I've been doing

a little bit more thinking

about the best way

to introduce you to my parents.

Did you already eat?


Uh, just a snack.

So, we take those aspects

of your past

that might be considered


and we turn them

on their heads.

So, uh, prison.

That is, um...

A big fat negative.

The point is

, you made a mistake

and now you're turning

your life around,

and that is a brave

and noble thing.

What's wrong?

The, uh...

The martial arts

and the criminal record:


The stoic silences?

Not so much.

Promise me that every time

I tell you something

that might make you freak out,

you'll count to three.


Just now, this guy I knew

from prison dropped by...

P.C. Lau, a real bad ass -

and he wanted to talk.

So why did he drop by?

He wants me to go

into business with him.

Obviously, I said "no"

and then he threatened

to hurt you

unless I changed my mind

and then he left.

(Frustrated sigh)

Don't worry about it.

I will deal with him.

No, you'll go to the police.

(Half laughs)

No. I don't think so.

We're going to the police.

If you have a record

and you go to the police,

no matter how pure

your intentions,

they see only one thing.

"P. C. Lau."

Never heard of him.

So what exactly did P.C.

do to you

that you needed to come in here

to rat him out?

Is this how you protect people?

He threatened to hurt me

unless Alex agreed to help him

sell his heroin.

Last time I checked,

extortion and trafficking

were against the law.


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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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