Bending the Rules

Synopsis: A district attorney is determined to take down a corrupt New Orleans cop.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Artie Mandelberg
Production: Independent Pictures
83 min

I thought we'd agree

we only use the Hawk in an emergency.

This is an emergency. Hurry.

I have a facial and massage at 1 :30.

Honey, this car represents

the last fragile thread of dignity...

...holding my family together.

Take my car. Park in my spot.


I thought on people's birthdays, other

people are supposed to do what they want.

And I thought turning 40

meant not acting 7.

I'm pretty sure that you are having lunch

with the next DA.

Great. And you'll still earn less

than our gardener...

...and I'll still be paying for lunch

with my parents' credit card.

Jeez, Kelly, come on. Don't do this.

Just give me today. You're the one who

wants to live in a house big enough for 12.

You're the one who has the spa thing.

Not me.

I'm leaving.

I'm not done yet.

Leaving you.

Actually, you're the one leaving

since my parents own the house.

I'll give you one week

to get your things and get out.

Today you do this? Today?

On my birthday?

- The biggest day of my career?

- What about the 15 years...

...I've wasted on someone

going precisely nowhere?

Kelly, come on.

Wait a minute. What about the kids?

I can't live without my kids.

Really? And how many hours do you

spend with them on any given week?

- Two?

- Everything I do is because of them.

Finkle, Harbin, and Klotz offered you

three times what the DA's job pays.

- And you turned it down.

- Money isn't everything.

I believe in what I do. Is that so wrong?

And I believe in private school.

Is that so wrong?

Yeah? Okay.

They want me back.

- Right away, sir.

- Good.

Because I don't.

I'm sorry.

Please remember

to put the cover back on the Hawk.

- Good nap, counsel?

- Sorry.

I've received the following note

from the jurors.

"We have voted several times.

We are split 6-6 as to all counts.

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