Living & Dying

Synopsis: Two killers turn the tables on a trio of robbers when they find themselves in a hostage situation. Surrounded by the police, the robbers must become the heroes before the killers execute everyone.
Director(s): Jon Keeyes
Production: New Films International
90 min

Everybody down

on the floor!


Come on!

Get down!

Get down!

Everybody down

on the floor now!

Down on the ground.

Now now now now!

Get the f*** down!

Get down--

- down on the floor.

- Please, don't move-- stay down!

- Get down.

- Get down.

- You, where's your manager?

- l don't know.

Huh? Where's your

f***ing manager?

Over there--

over there.

Come with me.

You, get up off the floor.

Get off the floor now!

Please don't kill us.

Well then, do what l tell you

and open the f***ing safe.

- What?

- Hurry.

- Stay!

- Open the goddamn door.

- 25 seconds!

- Get down on the floor.

Get down!


We gotta hurry!

One minute!

That's it.

Duca won't let you

get away with this.

Did anyone say

you could talk?

Don't-- don't hit him,


Ah! Ha!

- Okay, honey, we got to go.

- Gotta get some more.

let's get the f*** out of here!

Let's go, let's go.

Come on, let's move it!

Let's go!

Cops'll be here any minute,

so stay on the f***ing floor!

Come on, let's go!

Oh, sh*t!



F***, man, take it easy.

Just-- just drive away.

- All right?

- Sam! We did it.

We pulled it off.

- F***!

- Turn your engine off...

- They're not supposed to be here yet.

- Just reverse it.


- Put your weapons down...

- Sh*t!

- ...and get out of the van!

- Damn it.

- Oh sh*t.

- Somebody f***ed us!

Get the f***

out of the van!

Get out of the van now.

Head for the cafe.



No, Nadia!


Get her in there!



What's going on

out there?

Put the phone down.

Put the phone down!

- Take all the money.

- Put the phone down now!

Sam, Nadia's dying here.

- Maybe we should call the para--

- Just stay f***ing quiet!

Bill, go check and see if

there's anyone back there.

You! You go

sit down over there.

Everybody, sit down.

Do you have

a first-aid kit?

- ln the back.

- All right.

You're coming with me,

come on.

Hey hey hey!

Sit down. Get down

over there now.

ls there another way

out of here?

Maybe the back door,

but it stays bolted.

All right, come on.

Sit down.

Jesus, Sam, there are

cops everywhere.

They had to know we

were gonna be there!

Dude, what are you doing?

Get away from the window.

Watch them.

Oh no.

Please, Sam!

Sam, don't let me die.

- l'm working on it.

- l don't want to die.


Everybody look alive.

l don't want them sneaking out the back

door or the window, understand?

- Yes, sir.

- Knock it out.

Right, sir.

McCrea, are you

in charge here?

Yeah, right now

we're trying to secure the perimeter.

- So what do we know?

- We got three robbers inside,

fourth one dead

in the street there.

l didn't want to move

him till you got here.

- They said anything yet?

- No, it all happened way too fast.

- All of them armed?

- Oh yeah, we wounded one of them.

Might be dead,

l don't know for sure.

All right, give me

a sniper on that roof.

Oh no!

Jesus, l don't know what

this sh*t is!

Uh, mister?

l'm sorry-- l-l-l-l,

l went to nursing school.

l can help her, maybe.


lt hurts.

lt hurts!

Mary Jane...

Okay, how-- how many

times were you shot?


Okay, l'm gonna lift up

your shirt, okay?



This is Detective

Rick Devlin.

We have the area


We want you

to come out unarmed,

so no one else

gets hurt.

What do we do?

Um... nothing.

Oh no!

We need to talk

with you,

make sure

no one else is hurt.

What do we do, Sam?!

Oh no!

Listen, maybe we

should talk with him.

lt hurts.

Sam, what the f***

do we do?

F***, Bill,

l don't know!

- Ah.

- Here we go.

lt's okay.


Give me a direct line

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Jon Keeyes

Jon Keeyes (born April 5, 1969) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his horror movies. He is a co-founder and principal of Texas-based independent film company Highland Myst Entertainment. With 25 produced feature films, Jon Keeyes made his filmmaking debut in 2000 with American Nightmare. This critically acclaimed psychological thriller starring Debbie Rochon followed serial killer Jane Toppan on Halloween night as she brings to life the fears of a group of friends. Now considered a cult classic, American Nightmare remains in distribution throughout the world. Jon went on to write, direct and produce Suburban Nightmare, receiving rave reviews including numerous “top ten” lists. This was followed by directing the 80’s throwback horror movie Hallow’s End for ThinkFilm Company, followed by the crime thriller Mad Bad released by Maverick Entertainment. In 2006, Jon wrote, directed and produced Living & Dying for New Films International. An intense crime caper about two killers that turn the tables on a trio of robbers during a hostage stand-off, Living & Dying stars Edward Furlong, Michael Madsen, Arnold Vosloo, and Bai Ling. Living & Dying was released by HBO in 2007 along with an international theatrical release through Warner Bros. Independent. Jon went on to direct and produce the thriller Fall Down Dead starring Dominique Swain, Udo Kier, and David Carradine. Combining elements of Panic Room and Saw, it was released theatrically by Warner Bros. in the international market and received a limited theatrical release domestically. Most recently, Jon directed the Victorian-era murder mystery Phobia starring Erica Leerhsen, as well as the psychological crime thriller Element starring Michael Ironside and Steven Michael Quezada of Breaking Bad fame. He also wrote, directed and produced Nightmare Box in England, touring the worldwide film festival circuit, and winning awards including 4 Best Movie Awards, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography. Jon’s most current directorial work is the supernatural horror movie The Harrowing. Starring Matthew Tompkins, Michael Ironside and Arnold Vosloo, The Harrowing is an intelligent, stylish horror movie to be released in 2018. Besides writing and directing, Jon is also an accomplished producer with fifteen movies to his credit. Among his more recent credits is the thriller Crypto starring Beau Knapp, Kurt Russell, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth and Vincent Kartheiser, the dark comedy After Everything (FKA Shotgun) starring Jeremy Allen White, Maika Monroe and Marisa Tomei, The Pretenders directed by James Franco and starring Jane Levy, Juno Temple, Brian Cox and Jack Kilmer, and Welcome the Stranger starring Riley Keough, Caleb Landry Jones and Abbey Lee. Along with feature film work, Jon has produced and directed numerous regional and national television commercials and was an Academy Award semi-finalist with his short film Angela’s Body. He’s directed episodes of the show Inspector Mom for The Lifetime Channel, produced the web series Exposed for Warner Bros. and McG’s company Wonderland, and sold his screenplay The Assassination Game to Bigfoot Entertainment. more…

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