Synopsis: A tortured ex-Negotiator, once pride of the Boston Police Department is taken hostage in his home. A psychological confrontation takes place while the kidnappers demand that he completes a mysterious mission for them.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
77 min

Okay, look. I've got some

cash. Why don't you just take it...

...and leave?

- We don't want your money.

Take whatever you want

and I promise...

...I'll forget the fact that you

broke into my house.

- You don't get it.

- I think you were about to...

...shoot my brother.

- How are we supposed to...

...trust you now?

I wasn't gonna shoot him,

I was just gonna...

I was just gonna scare him off.

Okay, now listen...

If you guys leave now,

this ends here.

I haven't seen your faces.

And before you do

anything stupid...

...you gotta know that I'm a cop.

Why don't you tell us something

we don't already know?


Francis Kesler, right?


Bad Motherf..er holds a

gun to your partner's head.

What do you do?

I'm thinking.

I think you lose.

You drop your f..ing gun.

All right.

Don't hit me so f..ing hard,


What the f..k was that?

I think you got shot.

No, it's b.s...

My team had you two...

...assholes at gunpoint.

We could've shot you at any time.

Kesler, admit it.

My team won.

Listen. As I said,

you got shot. We didn't.

I'm telling you, I'm not

buying no beers today.

Fine. It's on me.

By the way, you owe me

a new shirt.

I'll let you know we didn't

pick the wrong house.

You seem a little confused,


Who are you?

We ask the questions here.

Okay, listen. I don't know

what you're doing here but...

...you're not going to achieve

anything by bringing guns...

...into my home.

Trust me,

we know what we're doing.

Don't think we haven't come


Why here? I'm nobody.

I'm just a simple cop.

You should give yourself

more credit. You're far more...

...useful than you think.

What? Are you not alone in

the house? Should I go check?

No. Don't need to check. My

daughter is spending the week...

...with her mom.

- You mean Kathy?

Why so surprised, Jake?

Like I said...

...we came prepared.

- What do you want?

Why are you here?

Relax. We're not here to

hurt anyone, all right?

Speaking of Kathy, I've heard

she had some trouble in school.

Listen, guys, you obviously

want something from...

...me, right? So why

don't you leave my daughter...

...out of it?

- I heard she was...

...expelled last week for fighting.

You heard wrong.

She's doing fine.

Didn't seem that way when...

...her mother dropped her

off here last night.

- What did you say to me?

- You wouldn't want us to wake...

...her up, now, would you?

- Don't play games with me.

When I look at you, I see

a pathetic, washed up cop who...

...doesn't give a shit about

anything. But strike a nerve...

...and it seems there's

some things you do...

...still care about.

Now, sit down.


I'm not sure what you guys want.

But why don't we just get to it,

okay? C'mon, what is it?


Looking for some revenge?

Is that it? Did I hurt

someone you know...

...maybe a family member or

something? C'mon, what is it?

I already told you.

We're not here to hurt you...

...or your family, all right,

but there's something...

...that we need to do

and you can help us.

We want to bring justice to

this city, Jake, and although...

...it doesn't look like it

right now...

...we're the good guys.

Right. Right, that's right. I see

that good guys kidnap a cop...

...and his daughter.

- Guy's smart enough to know...

...what it takes to get people's



You got mine.

Look, we know you spent the last

year on desk duty at the...

...downtown precinct on Kent

Street. We're not here for that.

We want to know about

your previous life.

I don't know what you guys are

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