Driven To Kill

Synopsis: A former Russian mobster named Ruslan, who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is marrying his arch nemesis. His past also comes back to haunt him when his family is threatened. Hungry for justice, Ruslan returns to the life he once knew...with a vengeance.
Director(s): Jeff King
Production: Echo Bridge Entertainment
98 min

Metal spike roulette?

Honestly, baby, that was my favorite

part of your book.

Like, seriously.

You hide a metal spike under a cup...

and take turns betting until someone

hits the cup with the spike?

- How crazy were you guys?

- We were young and stupid.

It was a long time ago, so we don't

really talk about it much anymore.

Tell me the trick. Come on. How did you know

where to find the metal spike?

I want the whole thing.

Metal spike, the roulette...

Everything, baby. Please?

I know you won't get hurt.

If you do it for me,

I will do anything you want.

Baby, you've given me

anything I want for five years now.

Yes. But you know my girlfriend Selena?

- I do.

- She hasn't...

and I promise you, if you show me

this trick, that you'll have both of us.

Can you hurry up

and start doing this, please?


- Close your eyes.

- Okay.

- Are you ready?

- I'm ready.

Oh, my God.

How did you know that?

I didn't. The trick was

just to not give a f*ck.

She's marrying Stephan Abramov?

He uses Arbarn now.

He's not like his father.

You'll see.

Yeah, I understand that, but why

am I always the last to know?

Lanie was afraid to call.

She knew how upset you'd be,

but, Ruslan, she wants you here.

I really think she needs you.

It's tomorrow afternoon.

I'm hoping you can catch a flight.

Oh, believe me, I'll be there.

That's wonderful.

Your daughter will be very happy, Ruslan.

- You have a pen?

- I know where you live, Katya.

We moved.

What happened?

It's a long story,

and it's not a very happy one.

We'll catch up when you get here.

I'll go get a pen.

- California?

- It's that obvious?

Hey, too much sun, not enough tenement

buildings,you know?

You don't get sandwiched

amongst enough people...

you wind up never knowing any.



I had a feeling that you'd come back.

Oh, my...

No friends, only enemies.

Loyalty cost us everything, Brot.

- Loyalty between you and me...

- Da.

cost us our freedom for five years.

- Mm-hmm.

- Five fucking years in the Gulag.

There are not many of us left

who remember those days.

- Please tell everyone...

- Yeah?

- I'm back here only on personal business.

- Of course I will...

but I'm not sure they would believe it.

Well, I don't care.

It's personal business... family business.

Absolutely, absolutely.

I'll get the message to Mikhail.

The guy in California

is writing a book about your life.

I read it too, and I think

your enemies read it too...

and because of that,

I want you to have this.

Be careful, Ruslan.


- Welcome back.

- Do svidaniya.

Brot, do svidaniya.

- He asked you a question.

- You know, I was just leaving.

Too late for that, huh?

You offended us.

You need to be punished.

It'd be really nice

if I could just leave, you know.

It's not gonna happen.

Oh, f*ck.!

Okay, now I guess it's you and me.

F*ck. I'm so sorry. I'm not like you.

I'm just a pretender.

Didn't you say,

"If someone does something bad...

- he just has to be punished"?

- No, no, it's a joke.


Get down on your knees.

This will be the first time...

you ever are punished

for telling a bad joke.

I'll go to get my broom.

Do svidaniya.


You forget who's paying

for this damn thing.

I should get a say in who goes.

He's her father.

She wants him there.

- Do you want him there?

- Leave me alone, Terry.

- I asked you a question.

- What is the question?

Do I want a real man

to give my daughter away on her wedding?

Fancy place. You say your wife lives here?

- Ex-wife.

- Looks like she's throwing one hell of a party.

Somebody getting married?

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