Synopsis: Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Marcel Langenegger
Production: 20th Century Fox
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

Sorry for scaring you.

I was just heading home.

- We met before in the can.

- Oh, you're Wyatt, right?

Yeah. So, you working late or...

you downloading a

multitude of porn.

I have to be out of

here by tomorrow...

so I'm just trying

to finish up.

- What about you?

You kidding? This

is an early night.

Hard to believe

once upon a time...

it was a measure of

a man's success...

on how little he worked.

What's the deal? Our

firm hires you...

to bless our books

they send you?

I'm the audit manager,

yeah. I handle...

the same 7 or 8

clients every year.

I must've done Stern...

for something

like 4 years now.

- Wow. So you like this work?

I do. The order of

it appeals to me.

The symmetry.

It's alright, I guess,

if you like workin'

with numbers.

Do you like being a lawyer?

It's alright, I guess,

if you like workin'

with assholes.

- I'm probably

disturbing you, so...

Hey, no, it's alright.

I'm almost done.

- Really.

- Oh.


Worth and Berman, huh?

Did they headhunt you?

Yeah. My senior

year of college.

They subsidized my

graduate degree.

Ah, I see.

So you were poor, right?

I guess I was kind of poor.

I was brought up by

my mom on her own...

and she died when I was 19...

so it was kind of

like a lifeline.

- Wow. Sounds like

you needed it.

I'm sure there's

a lot of people...

- that had it worse.

- Not here.

Practically every suit I know

is Harvard by way of Andover.

- Are you?

- Oh, hell no. No, no.

- I'm Princeton

by way of Exeter.

But that's like

the same. Oh yeah.

So, Jonathan...

I think I have something here

which might help you to focus.

- You smoke?

- Not for a long time.

Good. This'll give

you a real buzz,


I don't know...

I just sometimes

feel so, uh...

you know... removed.

I work for one of the biggest...

accounting firms

in the world...

and there's not so much

as a desk there...

to prove it. My new

senior manager...

I haven't even met

him in person yet.

I try and meet people at work

but it's always the same.

To the accounting staff

I'm a pain because...

for 2 weeks they must

hold their breath.

They hope I don't pick up

any of their screw-ups.

To everyone else I'm just

a temporary fixed...

so I bother them.


I sit and I look

through the glass,

and I see life..

- literally passing me by.

- Jonathan.


By the clock on that

wall you have been...

talking for 37

minutes straight.

I don't remember

a word I said.

So, God says to Jesus...

I haven't felt this good

since I saw Van Halen in '97.

Stand clear of the

closing doors, please.

- Is this the train

to Canal Street?

Yes, this is the right train.

So, I guess that's it.

This is my report

for Mr. Cross.

Could you point me towards

Wyatt Bose's office, please?

- Who?

Wyatt Bose. He's

one of your...

Hey, quit looking

down Daphne's shirt.

So, get in, get out,

huh? So where's next?

Clancey Funds on Friday...

and then Clute-Nichols

after that.

Sounds like fun.

Wait up a sec.

- Good to meet you, Jonathan.

- You, too.

So... wait.

You have the day off tomorrow?

How's your backhand?

- I'm sorry.

- Good game.

Commiserations, McQuarry.

You develop a killer instinct,

you'll beat the

crap out of me.

When these things

first came out.

I think I was a frosh

at boarding school.

Geez, where did

you get this thing?

You steal it from

Jimmy Connors?

- What is this?

Natural gut, hm?

No, natural gut and Kevlar.

I should have 'em replaced.

They're pretty frayed.

Those two girls

were so pretty.

You don't get much, do you?

- Do you mean sex?

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Mark Bomback

Mark Bomback (born August 29, 1971) is an American screenwriter, originally from New Rochelle, New York. Bomback is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he studied English Literature and Film Studies. more…

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