Synopsis: When narcotics detective Eugene 'Mack' McCanick discovers that a seemingly harmless young criminal, Simon Weeks, has been released from prison, it triggers a firestorm of paranoia and violence. Mack and his partner, Floyd, mercilessly hunt down Weeks for unknown reasons over the course of one long, hot day. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the more we understand that his frenzy stems from a truth from the past, which only Weeks can expose. The truth is revealed in the explosive finale, which culminates in a surprisingly emotional confrontation not just between McCanick and Weeks, but also between McCanick and himself.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Josh C. Waller
Production: Well Go USA
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Mostly sunny today

with a slight chance of passing,

evening showers.

High, 82. Clear and comfortable

tonight, going down to 58.

Tomorrow morning, we'll have some clouds.

Otherwise, breezy and nice with

a high of about 80.

30 a.M. Let's get a look at the traffic.

Steve, what's happening?

It's a little bit of a nightmare

around Philadelphia this morning,

with a backup on 95 north starting around

the Walt Whitman bridge,

going back five to six Miles.

Road construction slowing things up there.

An overturned tractor-trailer

on the schuylkill

by the Conshohocken curve westbound.

That's starting to be cleared.

Other than that,

everything's looking pretty good.

And mass transit's running on time.

All right, thanks, Steve.

Let's get a look at sports.

The Phillies take on Pittsburgh

at citizens bank park tonight

in the first game of a three-game series.

The pirates coming off a tough loss

against St. Louis on Saturday,

as the phills look to extend

their five-game winning streak at home.

Game time is...


Hey. H...

Morning. How you doing, Julius?

Thanks for the rush job.

That Harris tweed's very fine.

Yeah, Jenny, she's the one.

She got that for me.

Let me...

I put it in.

Okay. Thank you.

Here you go, buddy.

Oh, no, no, no, no, no... yeah.

You say hello to Chris.

I will say hi to him.

Julius, you're a gentleman.

This is Eugene McCanick calling again.

I called about reserving

a table for tonight.

Please call back at

your earliest convenience.

It's very important.


Hey. Hey.

It's, uh... baby, we gotta go.

We'll be late. I know.

What is it we have? The, uh...

Is it that dinner tonight?

Yep. And it's pot luck. Crap.

you're shitting me.

Why, because you're

the one that cooks the food?

No, no, because I help.

Really? You kidding me? Of course I help.

Oh, okay, I don't remember that.

Of course. Short-term memory.

How have things been with Eugene?


And there he is.

Hi. Hi.


So scary.

Uh, weirdly but oddly... good.

Oh, is he on meds now?

That's very funny. I don't know.

Last couple days he's just been...

He's been really cheery.

Did you tell him about your promotion?

No, I didn't have the heart.

Okay, gather up, everybody.

I love you.

I love you, too, babe.

Get out of here.

I'll see you later. Yeah.

Come on, come on. Get a move on.

Get the f*** over here.

This is a very special day.

Anybody know why?


Today is the birthday

of one Eugene Wellington McCanick.

Are you shitting me?


happy five-niner, Mack.

hey, know what a cop should

do on his birthday?

What's that?

Not get killed.

All right, that's it.

What are you still doing here?

you're wasting time. Get out there.

How were you not going

to tell me it's your birthday?

It's my birthday.

What's this?

You tell me.

How'd you get this?

I'm arresting.

There's an order for notification.

He's been out three months.

You knew about this? Sit down.

Did you f***ing know about this?

Sit down, for Christ's sake.

Look. His behavior at Graterford

was totally clean.

So they let him off with the minimum.


To tell you the truth,

I was hoping you wouldn't find out.

You need to leave this alone, Mack.

What's your problem?

What's my problem?

Jesus Christ.

you're lucky you didn't lose

your job over this.

I need to know

that we understand each other.

You reopen this can,

And the sh*t flies all over again.

We're friends. Wai... we're friends,

but I'm also your captain,

And I'm giving you an order.

You are not to make contact

with Simon Weeks.

Is that understood?

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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