Least Among Saints

Synopsis: Writer, director and actor Martin Papazian's debut film LEAST AMONG SAINTS movingly illustrates a man's hard-fought road towards reconciling with his better self. Coming home to a broken marriage and uncertain future, veteran Anthony Hayward (Papazian) thinks he's at the end of his rope. But when his troubled ten year-old neighbor, Wade (Tristan Lake Leabu), calls out for help, Anthony can't seem to turn away. To the dismay of the boy's embattled social worker (Laura San Giacomo), Anthony sets out on a fool's quest to help this heartbroken but hard to reach child find his long-lost father, who might not even exist. Yet in the midst of this new mission - the first that seems to matter since his return -- Anthony begins to come to grips with both the costs of war and the universal power of human connection. As the film builds to an emotional climax, Papazian finds both the gravity and the grace in ordinary, flawed characters pushed to extraordinary acts of compassion and decency.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Martin Papazian
Production: Vitagraph Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

So, Sergeant Hayward, you've

served eight years overseas...

multiple tours of duty

as a squad leader.

Yes, sir.

File shows that you were hit by some IEDs.

A couple.

You suffer any head injuries,

anything that you didn't walk away from?

I get headaches once in a while,

some ringing in my ears.



that only gets worse.

Any trouble sleeping?

Some. No rest

for the wicked, eh?

So, is there anything else

I should know about?

Anything that's not mentioned

in the files?

Negative, sir.

Well, if you need to talk to anyone...

the division psychologist is available

to you at any time, as is a chaplain.

We have a very good therapy

program here at the base.

You want to hang around for an...

Six months?

No, thank you, sir.

I just want my discharge.

Well, you've certainly

earned it, Sgt. Hayworth.

Anyone waiting for you at home?

Just divorce papers waiting

for my signature.

Mom, Dad, deceased.

Well, if anything comes up, if

you have any issues of any kind,

make sure you talk to someone.

All right? Good.

Good to go, son.

Thank you, sir.

Good luck, son.

Go home! You don't live here

anymore, Anthony.

Go home!

Hey, you're back!

You're a fag.

Hey, you can't park there!


You can't park in front

of the store, it's illegal.

No, no, I refuse the right

to serve my customers.

All right? Out.

Whatever you say.

I'm calling the cops!

Understand, goddamn it?

Well, hello, sh*t birds.


You guys want some beers?


Here you go.

Gotta make my escape now.

Adios, a**holes!

F*** it.

Come and get me.

Sir, I'm gonna need you to step

down from the vehicle.


Are you stupid or deaf?

Get your ass down from there, now!


Yeah, we're gonna have

to go get him.

Good evening, gentlemen.

Good evening, dick head.

You want to tell me just what

the hell you think you're doing?

Just waiting for the bad boys

in blue to show up.

How about you remove yourself

from the vehicle...

and I'd be glad to hear all

about it...

because, now, get this.

You're in luck, I just happen

to be the f***ing police!

All right, my bad.

Forgive me.

All right.

Were you operating this vehicle?

What the f*** did you say?

I said, did you drive this piece of sh*t

straight into a telephone pole, pendejo?

I love that. How you're able to mix up all the

Mexican words with American talk, man.

That sh*t's genius.

You're about one smart-ass comment

away from getting your head kicked in.

Promises, promises.

Oh, whoa, Jess!

Pull him off now! Goddamn it,

cut it out!

He came at me!

You f***ing moron!

Cool it!

Armando, go across the street

and debrief the witness.

Jesse, stand down.

Are you the owner of this

establishment, guy?

Uh, yeah.

Have a gun on you, Tony?


Okay. Good.

You've been away again?

Yes, sir.

Where you been?

A few places I can't pronounce.

Well, welcome home.

Now... you listen to me.

This is the last time, okay?

Yes, sir.

Don't f*** with me here.

Next time you're going to jail.


All right.

The boys will walk you home.

Come on, Hayworth,

hike up your skirt.

Let's go!

You're almost home,

don't quit now!

Well, you served your penance

for the day.

Go with God.

Blow me.

Still standing, motherf***er.

What kind of vehicle is that?

Get the f*** out of this f***ing car!

Where are you, huh?

Where are you? Where are you?

You're gonna get down there and

you're gonna f*** me, huh?

I'd do it.

Now, give me my sh*t!

I can't hear you.

Say it again.

I've been there, bro.

They just don't f***ing listen,

do they?

Mind your own f***ing business,

pal, okay?

See, you got yourself all

exposed. You're all f***ed up.

How about when I'm done

with her, I come f*** you up?

No, see, you're definitely not

on my frequency.

See? Now that is the proper way

to subdue your hostage.

I now have complete control

over the situation.

I can do with her as I please.

What the f*** are you doing?


Are you feeling left out?

All right.

F*** her, then, man.

I'll play with you.

I'll f*** you up, dog.

Oh, see, now, you're making

my panties wet.

You're f***ing crazy.

Right on, man.

I dig that sh*t.


Can I get my f***ing keys, please? Huh?

Is that cool with you?

She's all yours.

She's a good girl.

Yeah, f*** you!

You f***!

I'm sorry, I just, um...

I've been trying

to get clean for my boy.

And I just haven't f***ed up

in a long time, you know?

But I had a handle on it...

but, uh...


Where are all the men

in this world, you know?

These motherfuckers...

who follow through

on their word.

You know, just once,

I'd like to be taken care of...

just a little bit, you know?

Just a little f***ing bit!

Listen you've had a rough night

and it's past my bed time so.

See, I could take care of you.


Just take me out of this spot.

Front me some cash.

Yeah, I'm your neighbor.

It's not like you can't find me.

I will hook you up.

You can do

whatever you want to me.

Go home.

What the f***!

I was just trying to salvage

this f***ed up night.

You know?

Just, I thought two lonely

souls, you know?

That sort of sh*t, but...

Hey, you know, I got you.

I got you. Now you go

what you gotta do.

Come on, Milo.

I have some dinner for you.

Here you go.


You all right, man?

Can I help you?

Don't f***ing touch me!


I told you not to stare at

people, it makes them nervous.

I didn't mean to make

him upset. I was...

Aw, that's okay.

No matter what you tell them

anyway, he's just gonna keep at it.

He's got a mind of his own.

Don't you, boy?

So, you just moved in, right?

Yeah, something like that.

What's all your sh*t

doing on your lawn?

Uh, it's what's left over

from the ex-wife.

Ah, you should've left that

couch, man. It's nasty.

Yeah, I just took it

to piss her off.

Had to take something,

you know?

Oh, yeah, I just took my kid.

It's all I needed, huh?

That's not a bad deal.

I got the dog, too.


You an angel?

Oh, no, it's just a trinket

I picked up along the way.

Yeah, you are.

You saved my ass.


Man, that sh*t was dope, man.


I should probably

go talk to him, so, um...

Can you just, you know,

watch him for a sec?

Wade, honey, I'm gonna

be right back, okay?

You just stay here with...

Jesus, what was your name?



You just stay with Anthony,

okay? Um...

Yeah, um,

I'll be right back, okay?

Is that your dad?


How come you sleep out here?

You seen me sleeping out here?

You yell out in your sleep.

You shake and stuff.

Bad dreams.

Wade, honey? I'm gonna

be right back, okay?

Uh, you're fine watching him,

right? You're cool?

Um, what do I do with him?

Oh, no, you just like watch him

and when you're done playing...

you know, just make sure

he goes in the house.


Okay, bye.

You want to skate some more?

I want to go home.

Might have better luck

plugging those bad boys in.

Is your mom home yet?


I'm making hot dogs over there.

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