Synopsis: New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Director(s): Peter Sollett
Production: Summit Entertainment
  1 win & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Hey, my boy said you could hook me up.

I don't know you.

Come on, bro, I could use

an ounce if you got it.

I don't know what you're

talking about, man.

- How about...

- Yeah, no.

But let's get the Ferris

wheel in the shot. Come on.

- Oh, yeah?

- Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

How long you been dying your hair, Quesada?

Come on.

Put your arm around her.

Come on. Smile, Hester. With teeth.

What are you doing Saturday?

- Now grab her tit.

- Knock it off.


- Relax.

- Damn it.

Dane can handle himself.

Who are these two punks?

Let's go.

I don't want a 50. I need an ounce.

That's too much. I don't carry that.

- What's wrong with you?

- I'm strung out.

Strung out?

You playing with me?

'Cause you smell like a cop.

No, man.

Police. Don't move.

Drop the gun, a**hole. Stop moving.

- You hear me?

- Get off of me.

- Laurel? You all right?

- Yeah.

Grab his gun.

- Got it.

- Okay.

Hey! Listen up, buddy! Here's the deal!

When a police officer

tells you to stop moving,

you stop moving.

Ocean County police.

Get down on the ground! On the ground now!

Get down! Get down now!

Put your hands behind your head.

- Dane.

- Yeah?

Hands behind your head!

Oh, boy.

Oh, boy.

Yeah, shut up.

Let's go.

Cheers, partner. Good work.

Cheers, Dane.

Looks like every politician

in the county is here tonight.

They like cops when we make headlines.


Fan of yours?

She's just after me

for a ride on my Harley.

Is there any female in the Ocean County PD

who hasn't gotten a ride on your Harley?

Just one.

Hey, Dane.

Good work.

Thanks, Chief.

Have you met Bryan Kelder?

He was just elected Freeholder.

- Congratulations.

- Thank you.

The Board of Freeholders is proud

of our excellent police force.

Well, this is my excellent

partner, Laurel Hester.

How do you do?

Nice to meet you.

My daughter here wants to be a detective.

Good for you.

It's a good job, but it's

not what you see on TV.

I know.

It was good to meet you.

Good to meet you.

That lowlife you busted.

You think he might give us a lead

on our double homicide in Brick?

It's possible. He certainly ran

his share of coke through Brick.

Why don't you give us a crack at it?

We'll tail him.

It's your case.

To Ocean County's finest.

Get it, Stacie! Come on!

Come on, Stace!

- Nice serve.

- Oh! Oh! Whoa!

That's what I'm talking about.

- Spike Drama!

- Spike Drama!

All right, you almost had

it. It's okay. It's okay.

- Yeah.

- At least you're trying.

I haven't played since high school.

I know.

All right, come on.

Round two!

Let's go. Right here.

Who is the new girl? The one with the...

- With the hair?

- Yeah.

She can't play for sh*t.

That's your hole, okay? Make

her eat it. Make her eat it.

Come on! Pick it up, ladies! Come on, now!

Here we go, guys. Get ready.


Right here. We're going again.


Let's get it, Stacie. Come on. Right here.

Go, go, go, go. Come on.

Oh, shoot.

Whoa! What kind of bullshit serve was that?

- Come on, right here.

- Good serve. Good serve.

Here we go.

Point time, ladies. Point time.

We suck this year.

Second and 18, though.

Over the middle pass is complete.

Oh! There goes the princess.

Hey, it's now or never.

Shut up. Shut up.

- Hey.

- Hey.

Hey, are you leaving?

Oh, yeah. All kinds of work to do.

It's a long drive home.

Where's that?

Ocean County, New Jersey.


You drove all the way out

here to play volleyball,

and you don't even like it?

Every now and then I think

I should go out and...

Try to meet someone?


And they don't have girls in Jersey?

It's not that.

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Ron Nyswaner

Ron Nyswaner was born on October 5, 1956 in Clarksville, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Philadelphia (1993), The Painted Veil (2006) and Why Stop Now? (2012). more…

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