Two Men in Town

Synopsis: Forest Whitaker plays a parolee, who finds Allah inside, and tries to get his life on track after 18 years. He's off to a good start with a job, a bank account, and a good woman. Of course his old partner in crime tries hard to get him to come back to his old ways, but the real problem is the sheriff in town who won't let him forget his dark past.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rachid Bouchareb
Production: Cohen Media Group
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

So you've had five incarcerations.

First conviction, age 11.

Three more as a minor.

You served 18 years

of a 21-year sentence

for killing a sheriff's deputy

at the Mexican border.

Your mother,

adoptive mother, lives...

lives in Eddy County,

New Mexico.

When was the last time

you had contact with her?

My plate is full.

Answer the question, sir.

When did she last visit you in jail?

She didn't.

During your three years of parole,

you may not leave Luna County

without written permission.

You may not be in possession

of a weapon of any kind.

Now, here is a list...

Can you read, sir?

This is a list of what qualifies

as a weapon.

You may not have contact

with any known criminals,

or any former criminal associates.

You recognize this guy,

Terence Saldano?


Stay away from him.


You may not leave

your place of residence

between 9 P.M. and 6 A.M.

without permission.

I'm also authorized to randomly

inspect your bank account

and paycheck stubs.

Let's get you

to your accommodation.

Mr. Garnett.

You have been given

a second chance at life.

Take advantage of it.

But let me remind you

that one bad choice,

even a little one,

I'm going to put you back inside

for those remaining three years.

I hope you won't make me do that.

I won't. Trust me.

Oh, trust, sir, is something

you're going to have to earn.

Here we are.

It's at the top of those stairs.

And Garnett?

- Yeah?

- Get yourself a job.

Hey, Salvador!


This one's more affordable.

Like it?

Employment Office, this is Jane.

- You have a criminal record.

- Yes.

That doesn't leave us

with too many options.

How many men do you need?

All right.

They need help on a farm

near the border.

Minimum wage, no benefits.

It's okay. I'll take it.

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