Synopsis: Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive.
Director(s): Ric Roman Waugh
Production: Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

That party we just threw, there were

over a thousand people there, bro.

No way. Oh, my God.

I can't wait to get up there.

Yeah. You know I'm hooking you up, too.

Just help me move a little bit of candy,

I will put some serious paper

in your pocket, man.

Speaking of, I need a solid,

I'm bringing in about two boats to

unload over the holiday break.

Two boats, man,

that's like two thousand pills.

Okay, another seven Gs

is what it is, all right?

And some of that could be yours.

No, I'm good, man.

Look, man, you don't got to do anything.

I just gotta ship the box

to your house, okay?

I can't fly with this stuff.

I don't know, bro.

Come on, it's for like a day until I get there.

You can even... You can even have some.

I know you said Amanda was dying to roll.

I'll talk to you later about it, all right.

- No, look, I'll text you the tracking number.

- No, no, no, don't.

Hey, why don't you answer the phone?

I was Skyping with Craig.

- Jason.

- Sorry.

Hello. Hi, Maggie.

No, no, Nick said that the layoffs

weren't happening in our division.

Mike, I understand, but the bottom line is

I need to buy all four rigs.

Anything less than that, there's no point.

I may as well just keep leasing.

Well, that's what they do. Those haulers,

they get together once a year,

then they raise the rates

before the gas prices.

They do because they know

they can get away with it.

See the contract?

Yeah, it's real.

I just don't know when it's going to start.

How much money

am I going to have to borrow?

All right, let's move some equity around.

I've been rolling the dice my whole life,

might as well do it again.

I gotta go.

Solid week, boys, thank you.

Figured Analisa would have you

putting up ribbons and balloons.

I'm still out getting Izzy's cake.

Good luck with that.

I need it, have a good weekend, Wayne.

See you.

You know there's no O.T.

unless it's authorized.

Not looking for O.T., sir,

it's got a broken pallet,

I'm getting my bags out of the weather,

it's going to rain tonight.

Good heads up.

Sir, I got this,

seriously, I don't want you to get dirty.

It's all right. Let's do it together.

I'm John Matthews.

Daniel James.

Good to meet you, Daniel.

Don't worry about it.

How long you been working here?

You mean working for you?

About three weeks now.

Why, you thinkin' about

givin' me that raise already?

Fat chance, buddy.

- You gotta try, right?

- Gotta give it a whirl.

I have a package for Jason Collins.

Yeah, that's me.

All right, sign right there.

All right, thanks.

Have a good one.

Thanks, man.

Search warrant! DEA!

Open the door.


Runner, back fence!


Get down!

- Get on the ground!

- Down!


Thank you, that looks so good.

I love you.

Hi, baby.

You having fun on your birthday, Izzy?

Hey, Sylvie, hey, let me

call you back. I'm... What?

They tell you anything?

Just to wait here until we're called.

They're treating him like he's some kind of

major criminal, John.

All right, we'll straighten it out.

Is he under my last name or yours?

You know he changed it to mine.

Why are you even asking?

- Hi, my son, Jason Collins is...

- Take a seat and wait to be called.

Can you at least tell me where he is?

Have you noticed anything different?

Like what?

With him, who he's been hanging with,

anything out of the ordinary.

No, John, I haven't noticed anything.

This is such bullshit.

I mean, he is a good kid.

Mike's sending a lawyer.

Good, you can afford it.

Didn't you quit?

Mr. and Mrs. Matthews?

Yeah, thanks for coming.

Where's Jason?

They're moving him from his

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Justin Haythe

Justin Haythe (born September 16, 1973) is an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. He worked on the 2013 action films Snitch and The Lone Ranger, as well as the 2017 horror film A Cure for Wellness. Haythe lives in New York City, United States. more…

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