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

- What?

- He was cheating on his wife.

- I want them to pay, especially her.

Wait a minute. You want

us to slap a girl around?

No, no, no. You see,

this bitch has these two poodles

that she loves like her own children.

I want you to

kidnap the female.

Now, it has to be the female. I

don't care what you do to the guy.

I'll pay you five grand.

Let me get this straight. You

want us to kidnap a poodle?


Do you think we're a couple of

jerk-offs? No, you're making fun of us.

- No, no, no! No, but you see...

- No, hey, hey!

Giving a guy a beating is one thing, all

right? But kidnapping a fucking dog...

No, no, but you

don't understand.

She's the one that has to

pay. She called my wife.

- The guy's a fucking nut.

- Five grand is five grand, Paulie.

I'm not doing it.

- Come on, we'll get some kid for

a C-note. - Hey, I'm not doing it.

Kidnap a fucking poodle. What

are you, out of your mind?

I know you don't like this,

but I think we should seriously

consider doing an armored car.

Don't start with that again.

Don't start with that again.

Everybody gets caught.

You gotta do it in broad daylight.

Everybody sees you. It's impossible.

All right? Oh, shit. Oh, shit.

Brian! Brian! I got him.

- I got the motherfucker.

- Spread his legs. Let me see.

It's got balls. Go in

there and get the other one.

- They're vicious maniacs!

- Get the f*ck back in there.

It's not funny. It's a

fucking poodle. It's not funny.

- It's kind of funny.

- Brian, it's not funny.

- It's not funny. It's embarrassing.

- A little funny.

- What are we gonna do?

- I got this kid, Anthony, all right?

He's making a lot of money,

and he don't answer to anybody.

What about Pat?

We gotta start

making our own money.

That rat McGill is

giving up everyone.

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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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