The Living

Synopsis: A man hires an ex-con to kill his sister's abusive husband, but the desperate act sets into motion a shocking series of events in this intense indie drama.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Jack Bryan
Production: Monterey Media Inc.
  2 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min


F*** off.

Oh, babe.



Molly, you see my ring?



Teddy, turn around and

get back in your truck.

Look, can I just talk to Molly?

Take one more step,

and I'm going inside

and I'm getting my shotgun.

Angela, you're not

going to shoot me, OK?

Let me just talk to Molly.

Gordon, would help me out here?

Yeah, Teddy, I... I think

you should probably go.


Well, look, I'm just

going to stand here.

I'm just going to wait

until Molly comes out,

and I hope she does!

Stay away from my daughter!


I'm sorry.

I didn't know it was...

Well, it was.


Trust me.

I'm all right.

Molly, don't you

dare go with him.

Oh, god.

I'm so sorry.

I don't... I can't

find my wedding ring.

I'm not coming back to you.

I'm just going home.


All right.

All right.

Guess you should get going.

Guy does that to your only

sister, and that's your answer.

I hope you're half as

ashamed of you as I am.


I'll clean this up.

Mother f***er.

You said it, man.

I was about to f*** him up.

I was about to get up in

his face, and beat his ass.

And I don't give a sh*t

if it's her husband.

I'm about two seconds from going

to his f***ing house right now.

You want to?


I'm just throwing

this out there,

but if you want to

do this for real,

I might know a guy

who knows a guy.

You know?

Sh*t, man.

We gotta go back to work.


Let's go.



Sorry, I didn't think

you were working today.

Yeah, I just... I

switched shifts.

Why, you... you didn't

want to see me?

I don't really

want to see anyone.

I think that you

should just come home.

Molly, please.

I went home.

Yeah, I know, but what if he...

Here you go.

Would it be all right

if I talked to Gordon?

Look, I know what

you're thinking,

and I... I got no

defense, all right?

I did a horrible thing, man.

But it's never going

to happen again.

And I... I know it won't

make up for anything,

but I think if you

want, you've got a right

to take a swing at me.


That's... no.



Well, I think we should all

get a bite soon, or something.

Or... I'm not going to hide

from this, or anything.


Son of a b*tch.

Motherf***er comes in

here to my workplace?

F***ing Teddy.

He's here?


He offered me a free shot.

What, at your sister?

On him, you idiot.

So did you take it?



Why not?

What the f***?

I can't do it...

We're in public.

So what do you want to do?

I want to f***ing kill him.

Cause you know, as I

said, I might have a guy.

What do you mean, a guy?

Like... a guy.

Mark, you don't have sh*t, man.

Because I go fishing with

this guy who did some time.

He had a cellmate he's

always talking about.

He's done this kind

of thing before.

Dude, just because you

sell f***ing dirt weed

to high school kids

doesn't mean you're, you

know, on the inside.

You want me to check

it out, or what?



I got work to do.

Like what?

How was work?

It was fine.

You gonna get paid

for that overtime?

Every time I bring it up,

they just... I don't know.

I'll see.

Not so much we'll see.

It's just no.

I wasn't done with it?


You know, when you let

people know that they can just

take from you and you

don't do anything,

that's exactly what they'll do.

I got the number, man.



You backing out?

No, I just... I don't

have that much money.

I thought you were

saving for a truck?

Yeah, I got like, two grand.

So you do got the money.

I got the number if you want it.


Yeah, I want it.

Come down to Henry's.

What's up?

I didn't get you nothing.

That's OK.


You sure this isn't bullshit?

I called my man.

He gave me the number.

And the money in my sock

drawer's gonna be enough?

You should ask him.

I'm going to go get

another pitcher.

You want one?


You got $5.00?

Are you f***ing kidding me?

Mother f***er, I just did you a

favor, so I'm going to get 'em.

So yeah.

But just... I can't

spend anymore.

Get the cheap sh*t.

Well, can't you just

have Doris take my shift?

Well, I got the flu.

You want me around food?

I never take off.



I'll call you when

I'm feeling better.

Let me tell you

what we're gonna do.

Tonight you can

crash on the couch.

That's fine.

Tomorrow you're going to

take your stuff and move out.


Molly, I'm... please.

Teddy, it's not even

close to being a question.

All right.

All right.

What can I... Let me... let

me just take you to dinner.

Just dinner.


Let me start over.

Please, just dinner.

And if... and if I do

anything that... that you

don't want... anything

at all... I'm gone.

I'm... I'll f***ing

move out of town.

I will, I... you'll never...

You'll never see me again.


Please, I'll do

whatever you want.

I'm serious.

I'm serious.




But this isn't some

kind of fresh start.

You're not my husband

again until I say so.

That's fair.

That's fair.

Yeah, it's fairer

than you deserve.


Uh, is this Howard?

Who's this?

My name's Gordon.

Um, I'm calling about a job.

What time is it?

Uh... I don't know.

About 1:


you're calling me this late?

Uh, I got a contract.


A con... a contract.

Uh... to take care of someone?

How much money you got?

Uh, $2,000.

You want

to talk, you come to my place.

I'm in Auburn.


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Jack Bryan

John Lindsay Bryan (26 May 1896 – 23 April 1985), known as Jack Bryan, was an English schoolteacher and cricketer who played for Cambridge University and Kent County Cricket Club. Bryan served in the British Army in both World War I and World War II and won the Military Cross in 1918. He played for Kent alongside two of his brothers and toured Australia with the England cricket team in 1924/25. He was named as one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year in 1922. more…

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