24 Hours to Live

Synopsis: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Director(s): Brian Smrz
Production: Saban Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

You know, I remember the first

time I set foot in Africa.

Thought I'd hate it

just like Iraq, you know?

Figured, it's just more f***ing

sand to kill each other over.

But I was wrong.

It was the most beautiful place

I ever seen.

Took my f***ing breath away.

Then I signed with red mountain

after my second tour.

You know they offered

four times what the army paid?

Better equipment,

choose your deployments.

My family's piss-poor,

so I thought I hit the lottery.

You know? Get rich to make

the world safe?

F*** yeah.

Yeah, so much for that.

Get us out of here!


- Go, back it up!

- Get us out of here!



Are you alive?

Yeah, I'm alive.


There you go.

I hope that's not

the bait knife.

The fish hate you, you know.

You think?

Yeah. Fish like older men.

If you read more,

you'd know about these things.

And because they hate you,

we haven't caught anything.

Now, why is it

they hate me, exactly?

Animals in the natural world

are drawn to the souls of men.

They can see the light

that emits from inside us.

Well, is this a theory,

or something you read, or...?

Yeah, in a book in the library.


You've never been

to the f***ing library.

It's called

shamanistic spirit animals.

My point is, you've got no soul.

And there's no light inside,

and they know that.

They see it.

They smell it.

But fish can't smell.

You are drunker than me, frank.

Are you ready to do this?


I can't believe

it's been a year.

At least they're together.



- You know...

- What?

The shortest distance

between two points

is a straight line.


That's brilliant.

Why are we not doing it?

We made it.


We left the couch on the beach.

Where are you going to sleep?

I'll sleep on the floor.

That's because

you're such a hard ass.

No, it's because...

Because I love your rug.

Want some water?

All rivers run into the sea

if the sea is not full.

Good night, frank.

Where are you going?

I'm going to...

Go for a walk.


They loved you.

Don't forget that.

Thanks, man.

Do me a favor,

don't do it out here.

Wouldn't dream of it.

Hey, daddy.

You liking the girls tonight?

I don't go to strip clubs.

I got a wife and kid.

Hey! The door is jammed.

Somebody open the door!

Hold on a second.

Hold on, I got it, I got it.

Here, take this.

What the f***?

Open this door!

Come on, open it!

Hold on, I got it.

All right, just give me a sec.

Come on, open it!

Open it!

I got it.

Hold on, hold on.

Here you are.

Here you go. Open up...

Can I help you guys?

We're red mountain!

We're supposed to find you.

Jim morrow sent us.

I told Jim I'm on hiatus.

What the f***?

It's some kind of emergency.

It's always an emergency

with you guys.

Jesus Christ.

Shake them titties.

You know, they were

my best guys.

I'm not impressed.

So, you don't call,

blow off my checks.

You know, I feel like

a prom date the day after.

Well, I told you,

I'm on hiatus, you know?

I know. I know.

So, what do you want?

I want you to have a drink.

Try a peanut.

They're great.

I want you to put a pin in your

vacation for a couple days.

I need you to kill

somebody for us.

You do that for me,

zip back here

and resume your reflection.

Just call me on Monday

when I'm back?

It can't wait till Monday.

Then get somebody else.

You really need me

to say it?

You want to hear it?


Red don't want nobody else.

They want you.

They want the best.

How about that?

Still tough sh*t.

I don't work for anybody.

I'm an independent contractor.


Like you used to be.

Yeah, they're well aware

of your free agency.


Thank you for the drinks.

I'm leaving.

You want to hear me out?

No, I don't.

Say hi to Jasmin.

Wetzler's offering

a million a day.

One million.

That is a suspiciously

high number, even for him.

Yeah, well,

the job comes with a mop.

Somebody else f***ed it up.

How high are you

authorized to go?

One point five.

And you take

your usual cut.

You know what?

I don't do this

for laughs no more, buddy.


You get that offer doubled

and I'm in.

There you go.

There he is.

There's your target.

His name's Keith zera.

He's 26 years old.

He's one of their own?

He was.

He's now scheduled to testify on

camera for a u.N. Investigation.

Against red mountain?

For what?

See, I just got you

two million reasons a day

why the answer to that question

doesn't matter.

Now here's what matters.

Yesterday while in transit

across the Namibian border,

an attempt was made on his life.

And now interpol,

they've hidden him off grid.

They're sending somebody to take

his deposition in the field,

but the location's unknown.

When's that going to happen?

Sometime Friday afternoon.

So I got 72 hours to find

this whistle-blowing do-gooder

somewhere in Africa,

and terminate him.

There you go.

What went wrong the first time?

Red mountain used local militia,

tried to make it look

like a kidnapping gone wrong.

Numb nuts.

F***ing stupid.

You see,

they underestimated one

element of his protection team.

Her name's lin bisset.

Now, she's the last person

seen with him...

And the reason

he's still breathing.


Mother of one?



I don't worry about that part.

It's starting to feel

kind of ugly, Jim.

Yeah, well, they're all ugly.

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