Synopsis: Jeff Talley, a former LAPD hostage negotiator, has moved himself away from his failed career outside of Los Angeles, and away from his wife and daughter when three perpetrators move in on an unsuspecting family. But the family's father has a secret which might compromise his kin, and one of the criminals is about to jump over the edge. Jeff Talley has to get everybody to survive the night......if he can.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Florent-Emilio Siri
Production: Miramax
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

I need to talk to that motherf***er!

You hear me?

I want to talk to that f***er right now!

I want that motherf***er!

You find that bastard now,

or I am gonna...

I'm gonna shoot my whore wife,

and I'm gonna shoot the boy!

Joe, just relax,

Relax, We're looking

for your wife's boyfriend,

- and I'm gonna find him, all right?

- You want to help me?

Which one do I shoot first? Do I shoot

the whore, or do I shoot the whore's boy?

Huh? You help me choose!

No, no, Joe,

nobody wants to hear gunshots in there,

You scare us all out here,

Now look,

I've been trying to help you all day,

All right, You want me to help you,

you gotta help me,

You don't know what it's like, man.

You do not know what it's like.

You do not know what I've been through.

You don't know what I'm going through.

You don't think I got the balls, do you?

I know you got the balls, Joe,

- No, you don't think I'm gonna do it.

- Joe, you got the gun,

You can do whatever you want,

I feel so tired, man.

When in Christ am I gonna sleep?

I know you're tired, Joe,

You've been up all night,

Come on, Let me come down there,

- What do you say?

- No! No, no!

F*** you!

You all right?

I hate this f***ing guy,

Jeff, I'm leaning toward an entry,

We know the boy's in his room, If we move

now, we got a 100% chance of saving him,

- We're giving up on the mom?

- She's 20% at best,

Jeff, we gotta move on the boy,

It's the only choice,

- This one's getting away from him,

- Shrink-wrap, don't talk like I'm not here,

- We've been here for 16 hours,

- F***ing new guy,

Everybody calm down,

We're all tired,

I'd just steer Joe away from the subject

of choice, Choosing represents...

Tell me something I don't f***ing know,

Wait, wait,

- I hear crying,

- The boy's awake,

We've gotta keep the boy in his bedroom,

Shut up, Sean, Shut up!

Hey, Joe, It's me, Jeff, I'm back on,

Listen, let Sean's mom

take care of him, all right?

He's such a little sh*t, you know?

He's a little sh*t.

He's probably hungry,

'cause he wakes up and he just whines...

- Tell you what, Let me do you a favor,

- ... till that b*tch feeds him.

Find out what Sean likes to eat,

and I'll send it in,

Him and his mom can eat in the bedroom

while me and you fix this thing,

- What do you say?

- Sean!

The cops want to know

what you want to eat, so get in here.

- The boy's moving from his bedroom,

- Get in here!

Our guys put him at 80%,



Hey, this is Jeff Talley.

Son, I need you to move back

to your bedroom, OK? Right now.

- Mr, Talley?

- Yes?

Are you gonna save us?

Yeah, Sean, I'm gonna save you,

Now I know why you couldn't choose,

It's because God

decided everything already.

Me and the whore are gonna go to hell.

- No, Joe, Just... Look, relax, Just relax,

- But my boy's gonna go to heaven.

I'm sorry, Jeff.

Joe, listen,

Come on, Joe, Pick it up, Pick it up,

- I hear ringing,

- Pick it up,

- It's just ringing,

- Pick it up, Joe,

Jeff? He's saying something,

- We got movement!

- F***!

- Where's your shot?

- We lost the shot,

- Where do you want it?

- Side one, opening two,

- I'll put him there,

- O my God, at the end of this day,

I'm heartily thankful

for all the graces I've received.

I'm so sorry for all the sins

I've committed against you.

Please forgive me, O God.

And graciously protect me

at the end of this night.

Blessed Virgin Mary, my heavenly mother,

please take me under your protection.

Joe! Hey, it's me, Jeff...

And St. Joseph.

I'm outside your house!

Saints of God, please pray for me.

Just come to the window

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Doug Richardson

Doug Richardson is an American screenwriter and novelist, who specializes in action movies and thrillers.He first made an impression with his as yet unproduced spec script Hell Bent... and Back which sold for one million dollars. He wrote an adaptation of Walter Wager's novel 58 Minutes which became the basis for the sequel Die Hard 2. Other screenplays include Bad Boys and Hostage.His novels include 99 Percent Kill: A Lucky Dey Thriler, Blood Money, The Safety Expert, True Believers, and Dark Horse. Richardson's first non-fiction book, The Smoking Gun: True Tales from Hollywood's Screenwriting Trenches is a collection of popular weekly blogs from his website. more…

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