Small Town Crime

Synopsis: An alcoholic ex-cop (Hawkes) finds the body of a young woman and, through an act of self-redemption, becomes hell-bent on finding the killer but unwittingly puts his family in danger and gets caught up with several dark characters along the way.
Director(s): Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
Production: Saban Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


[singer] And I think of

all the good times

That I've wasted

Having good times

When I think

of all the good time

That's been wasted

Having good times

[blues rock music playing]


When I was drinking

I should've been thinking

When I was fighting

I could've done

the right thing

All of that boozing

I was really losing

Good times

Good times

When I think of all

the good time

That's been wasted

Having good times

When I think of all

the good time

That's been wasted

Having good times

All of my lying

I remember her crying

My useless talking

I could've been walking

Instead of complaining

I could've been gaining

Good times


South Core Police Department.

Yes, is Officer Spencer in?

- [officer] Who's calling?

- Mike Kendall.

- [officer] Hey, Mike.

- I'm checking to see

if he's received

my application.

It's a PIQ for re-entry.

[officer] I know this isn't

what you want to hear,

but clearing your background

is gonna be a real challenge.

The department does not let

officers walk right back in

after something like this.

[Mike] I see.

Would you be able to give

any idea how it looks?

[officer] The board makes

the final decision,

but it's not good.

Okay. So they'll call me?

[officer] Yeah, Mike,

if they're interested.

- Right, if they're interested.

- [officer] Look, it'll take

a miracle to get you

back on here.

I just wanna be honest.

Okay. Thank you.

- [officer] Okay.

- [Mike] Goodbye.


[upbeat music playing]

[car engine revving]

[tires screeching]

- [man] F*** you, Kendall.

- [Mike] Morning.

Tell me about yourself.


What would you like to know?

You can start

with why you think

you're the best person

for the job.


I don't take any sh*t.

[woman] People

that work out here

usually have a way

with animals.

I can imagine.

- Hey, buddy.

- [horse whinnies]

Ooh, whoa, whoa.

[man] If you were to rate

your life success

on a scale of one to ten,

what would it be?


- Police officer, huh?

- Yes, sir.

Is there a reason

you're still not a cop?


I think I'd like

to hire you.


I can't say why,

but you struck me.

Let's get you signed in.

You can start first thing

tomorrow morning.

There's, uh,

one other thing

I'd like to mention.

- Sure, go ahead.

- [Mike] Well,

I have a problem

with alcohol.

I see.

Most mornings,

I'm about as worthless

as a park bench in hell.

I usually don't start

thinking straight

until I get a couple

cold ones in me.

After that, I wouldn't

recommend me operating

any heavy machinery,

if you get where I'm going.


But other than that,

you know,

I'm ready to go.

[phone ringing]

Hey, Wendy.

Mister Kendall,

how'd the job hunt

go this month?

Pretty good.

Pretty good.

I like my chances.


Get the f*** out of here.

[Mike] That wasn't

my fault, man.

That a**hole's wife started

the whole thing.

Come on. Easy, boys.


I just had this son

of a b*tch dry cleaned.

All right, let me

have another beer

and I'll sober up

a little bit.

Yeah, try it, Mike.

[taser buzzing]

[bouncer] I'll have you

hooked up to that line pole

waiting for the cops.

[Mike] You bastard.

I've been coming here

all my life.

Yeah, and you're

a nasty son of a b*tch.

Nobody wants you around.

- Teddy likes me.

- Yeah, you're right about that.

[door opens]

[Teddy] Hold on,

my dick is out,

my dick is out.

Just hold it.

Nothing wrong

with my prostate.

[Mike] Hey.

That's a paying customer,


Have a little respect.

[bouncer] Boys,

get the hell out of here.

Bunch of pricks.

You okay?

I'm fine.

Let's go to the Dead Dog.

We still got another hour.

Uh-uh, mm-mm,

won't go back there.

Not since that pervert

attacked me in the bathroom.

We ran that guy off.

I'm gonna tap out, buddy.

Told Kelly

that I would take it easy.

You serious?

Why don't you

ride with me, man?

Just take the couch.


Gonna have to pass.

Last thing I want

is to wake up at 6:00 AM

to watch SpongeBob

with your kids.


- Hey,

- [engine starting]

You wrap your car

around a tree,

I'm not gonna

feel guilty.

Neither am I.

[car engine revving]


[indistinct] dollar signs

In their eyes

And I'll tell you what

I ain't got a dime

[engine starting]


[indistinct] but I'm way

Past my prime

[engine revving]

[tires screeching]

[police siren wailing]

Go get 'em, boys.

- [Officer Burke] Come on, Mike.

- I'm fine.

I just need

to get some coffee.

Like hell. You smell like

a damned distillery.

The only a**hole

drunker than you

might be this guy

right here.

[siren squawks]

[Officer Burke] I don't know

what's wrong with you, Mike,

but you could be

a good cop.

I am a good cop.

Turn off your engine.

Stay in the car.

- I can do the job.

- Hey.

You step one foot

outside this vehicle,

and I'm reporting your ass.

[sighs] Kendall,

I really like you, but...

Come on out, buddy.


[Mike] Sh*t.


Officer down,

code three.

I repeat,

officer down,

code three.

[indistinct radio chatter]

[train horn blowing]

Ooh, boy.

[keys jingling]

[car engine revving]

[upbeat music playing]


She's [indistinct]

She's [indistinct]

[tires screeching]

[suspenseful music playing]

[engine revving]

[distant siren wailing]

[indistinct chatter]


[Scott] Mike.



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