What Doesn't Kill You

Synopsis: An armored car is robbed by three men. A passing police officer and one of the robbers exchange fire. The robber is Paulie. In a flashback we follow him and his closest friend, Brian, as they grow up together in South Boston. They're tough guys, thugs, doing jobs for the local boss and chaffing to do more. Paulie's the leader. Brian drinks too much and free bases, ignoring his wife and two young boys. Life-changing events lead him to try to go straight, look for work, take what comes his way, and go to A.A. meetings. He struggles. Paulie shows him the plans for the armored car job. Will they do it? "I am who I am," Brian tells his wife. Is crime his only skill?
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Brian Goodman
Production: Yari Film Group
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

- Does it sound like that?

- Yeah.

- Hey! That's them right there.

- Look who it is.

Yeah. With a scar over there.

- A thing of beauty.

- How'd that tape treat you?

It's all right. It's all right.

Almost took my mustache off.

- What'd you tell them?

- I didn't tell them nothing.

I told them they better

find the guys who did it

'cause I'm not

paying for that shit

- out of my own pocket.

- That's right.

- What are you having?

- I'll take a cold beer.

- Give him a cold beer.

- Thank you.


- Good job, good job. - Wrists almost

ripped off, mustache is gone.

I gotta hit the head.

I'll talk to you later.

Hey, come here, boys. Hey,

boys, I got you something.

Come here, shorty.

What are you doing

out in the rain?

- Come over here.

- Something for everybody.

Hey, there's your ma.

Hey, Stacy. Hey, Katie.

- Call me later. - I'll give you a call

around 8:
00, all right?

- Hey, Katie.

- Hi, Brian.

- Yo, Katie, you want a ride home?

- Yeah.

- Say goodbye to your Uncle Paulie.

- Bye.

Pay some bills. Get

yourself a little something.

Thanks. Are you staying for

supper or are you running out?

Yeah, yeah. Do you mind?

- The good old days.

- Yeah.

He's upstairs.

- What's his name?

- Marius.

Marius. Yeah, Marius.

Might as well go talk to

him. See what he has to say.

$5,000 is $5,000, right?

- Yeah.

- All right.

- Jackie, again the soup is freezing.

- Again, cold?

- Tell Hogie, "Hogie, the soup's freezing!"

- You gotta be kidding me.

- Marius, how you doing?

- I'm not too good.

Here's what happened.

I'm 60 years old, so

I had this indiscretion

with this young manicurist

on Newbury Street,

and then this cunt and her

boyfriend called my wife!

Hold it. Indiscretion?

You're losing us.

- I was fucking her. I was fucking her.

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Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman (born June 1, 1963) is an American film and television director, writer, and actor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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