Felon

Synopsis: A family man Wade Porter is living the American Dream with his girlfriend Laura and their son Michael: they have a nice house, he has just raised a loan to make his company grow and they are going to get married. However their dream becomes a nightmare when Wade unintentionally kills a burglar that had broken into their house in the middle of the night on his lawn. He is sent to trial and accepts a deal proposed by the prosecutor, being sentenced to three years in prison. During the transportation, there is an incident in the bus and Wade is framed and sent to the maximum security wing under the command of the corrupt Lieutenant Jackson. His cell-mate John Smith that was sentenced to life revenging the death of his family befriends Wade and gives helpful advices and hope to Wade to return to his family.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ric Roman Waugh
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
58
Rotten Tomatoes:
59%
R
Year:
2008
104 min
275 Views


Okay, let's get you some bananas.

You haven't touched your cereal.

I thought you were hungry.

- Good.

- So, what's up for today?

Well, today, we gotta give

the caterer the last check.

Go over the decorations

at the church.

Find out why my dress

is gonna cost more.

I didn't want lace on the bust,

instead they doubled it.

How much more?

Six-fifty.

Six-fifty, that's a lot of money.

Mikey, come here.

Six-fifty, what do you think of that?

Are you sure?

Yeah.

- Man says go for it.

- Really?

It's your wedding dress, baby.

Mikey wants Mom to look hot.

- So do I.

- Major brownie points.

Hey, hand me that, Manny?

Manny...? Thanks.

- What time we got, 4:30?

- On the dot, Wade.

- Checks, boys.

- I'm down with that, man.

Time to get paid.

Baby.

- We got the business loan.

- Shut up. Are you kidding?

Oh, baby, that's so great.

I can hire four or five more guys.

I get Joe to run a second crew.

Do another 30 grand this year.

I'm so proud of you, baby.

You built up this entire business

all on your own.

No, we did.

Somebody's in the house.

We gotta get Mikey, quiet.

Stay with me.

- Okay.

- Okay, okay.

What's wrong?

Everything's okay.

- Everything's okay.

- What's happening?

Everything's okay.

Just go back to sleep.

Stay in this room.

Wade!

Stop. What are you doing?

- Back off.

- I said stop.

Damn it.

Oh, God.

Wade, what's happening?

Stay in the house!

Stay in the house!

Stay alive, stay alive.

Please don't die.

Jesus Christ.

Motherf***er, I did that.

Wade, I'm calling 911.

Can she at least put him to bed,

please?

We didn't find a weapon anywhere.

He did have your wallet in his hand.

Maybe you thought that if you...

No. What I saw was,

he was reaching for something.

I thought it was a gun or weapon.

I told him to stop,

he kept turning around, okay?

So I aimed the bat,

then he started to duck.

Look, if he was still in the house

when it happened...

...or if he was at least armed, we could

make a case for self-defense.

But the problem is, he was no longer

a threat when he left the house.

Yet you proceeded to chase him

outside with a bat.

- Killed him with one swing.

- Wait a second, please.

- l... It was an accident.

- I'm sorry.

We're gonna have to place you

under arrest for murder.

Murder?

Are you out of your minds?

The guy was robbing us.

- He was in my child's room!

- Ma'am, I understand...

What was Wade supposed to do?

Wait for the guy to shoot him?

No, what he should have done

is stay inside and dial 911.

Face the wall.

Hands over your head.

Hands up on the wall.

Are you HIV positive?

No.

Don't touch this button

unless it's an emergency.

Come back up in here.

You know what I'm saying?

Don't come back up in here.

You eyeball me, motherf***er, huh?

You eyeballing me?

You motherf***er.

I see, you're a b*tch, huh?

I'm gonna clean your mouth.

Suck my dick.

F*** you!

Fight in 33! Fight in 33!

- All of you get against the wall.

- Crew resistance.

I'll f***ing kill you.

Against the wall, everybody.

- I'll kill you, boy.

- All this started from you looking, man.

You're dead, motherf***er.

You're so dead.

Keep your hands on your heads.

You down for yours, holmes?

We gonna have a wreck in here?

- No.

- Good.

You just clean up the pad

on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

And keep all your sh*t on your bunk.

- Hey.

- Hey.

Baby, what happened to your face?

I got jumped.

- Well, we gotta tell somebody.

- It won't help, Laura.

Are you okay?

How's Mikey?

He's scared.

He just keeps asking for you, Wade.

I didn't know what to tell him.

So I told him that you went on a trip.

It doesn't help that we're staying

with my mother.

Great.

Wade, I didn't feel safe

at the house by myself.

Everything's gonna be okay.

I promise you.

We have to get you out of here.

They're gonna give me

a public defender.

Let me see what they say.

We'll go from there.

I'm Mara Reid.

I'll be representing you.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

This part's a formality.

Judge will arraign you.

Set bail at a million, which is

mandatory for a murder charge.

Do you have a million dollars

in collateral?

No, not even close.

Anybody willing to help out

and co-sign? Your parents?

My parents died nine years ago.

I'll do what I can

to move things along.

Yeah!

State of revolution!

Revolution!

Come on in.

Come on, motherf***er.

- Get in.

- F***, yeah.

What are we gonna be?

We'll see.

We'll see.

Did Smith say

why they were rioting?

No. It's like he got everyone riled up

just for the hell of it.

Now, with John,

there's always a reason.

Come and destroy me.

Break the illusion to pieces.

You sure know how to stir up

a pile of sh*t, don't you, boy?

Well, you know me, Gordon,

always one for live entertainment.

They mean business this time,

John.

They wanna stick you

in the hole forever.

Now, you and I both know

you don't want that.

My Maria

would have been 27 yesterday.

Is that what this is all about?

You gotta stop living in the past,

John.

Hey, I am the past.

I should've been a dead man.

Instead, they turned me

into the walking f***ing dead.

All right, look.

I'm gonna get them to transfer you.

Give you a fresh start.

But after that, I am all out of favors.

You understand me?

Well, I guess it's...

...on to the next chapter,

huh, Gordon?

But then again, maybe not.

Just behave yourself, would you?

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Ric Roman Waugh

Ric Roman Waugh (born 20 February 1968) is an American director, actor, and stunt performer. He is known for his work in Felon (2008), Snitch (2013) and Shot Caller (2017). He is set to direct Angel Has Fallen, a third installment in the Has Fallen film series, which is due for release in 2019. more…

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