The Suicide Theory

Synopsis: STEVEN RAY was never quite normal. But when the love of his life ANNIE is killed in a hit-and-run incident at a city cross walk, his violent and bizarre behavior becomes uncontrollable. One night, as Steven plots his next murder, a body drops from the sky and lands on his cab. Enter PERCIVAL, who's unsuccessful attempt at jumping off a building not only interferes with Steven's plans, but the chance encounter also introduces the two into each other's sad and lonely lives. Percival believes he's cursed after miraculously surviving each suicide attempt and concludes fate brought he and Steven together. So he hires Steven to assist him in suicide. Steven does not believe in fate and thinks Percival is desperate and delusional. But he accepts the offer. Easy money. After Percival continues to miraculously survive each attempt on his life, Steven starts to believe. He tries to help Percival figure out ways to break the curse. And in the process, they form an unlikely friendship through the
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Dru Brown
Production: Freestyle Releasing
  3 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min


Hey Paul... where's

the cookie dough?

Had a freezer malfunction...

Lost a lot of what we had...

Just had the new one

installed yesterday.

Well I think this one's

working a little too well.

Well at least it's working.

Annie's not going to be happy.

So... How is Annie?

She's pregnant.


You're not exactly jumping

for joy, are you?

I mean it's...

It's not that.

Ha. Look at me. I'm not exactly

fatherhood material.

I don't know the first

thing about raising a kid.

Hell... I felt the same

way about the first one.

It's... um...

It's a big step in a man's life.

You know...

Once upon a time I swore I would

never be like my old man.

Now... here I am...

Giving the same

advice he gave me.

Packet of Smokes... Blues.

Excuse me; Can you

not see we're in

the middle of a

conversation here?

Oh I'm sorry.

I thought this

place was a store.

Steven? Steven Ray?

- Yeah?

- We should meet.

So how did you find me?

Do you believe in fate Steven?

I mean me, myself; I never

really used to think about it.

But I'm coming round to it.

- Right...

- Look the re-the reason I

bring it up is because...

I believe the two of

us were meant to meet.

That this conversation

we are having

right now was meant to happen.

Doesn't matter what

happened yesterday.

We'd still be sitting talking

to each other right now.

What's that? Some sort of

Sigmund Freud shit?

It's Elisabeth Kubler-Ross...


I don't know who

the f*ck that is.

Is that why you called me here?

Well, did you want

to tell me why you

need someone of my

particular skill set?

Well where do you

want to start?

Say I was to shoot you,

right here, right now?

Right now? No, it wouldn't

work. It's against the rules.

- Rules?

- It has to happen

when I least expect it.

Okay, if I was to shoot you...

Right here and now...

without warning...

Would you expect it?

It's a good point but...

still it wouldn't work.

For it to work...

I need to not want to die.

Right now I want to die.

If I didn't I wouldn't

be here talking to you.

So you've...

paid someone to

shoot you before?

I provoked a situation

that led to it, and...

it obviously ended

with mixed results.

Right. Why don't you

just do it yourself?

What is it about my

face that makes you

think I haven't

already tried that?

Look, I have gone

through an extensive

series of elimination and...

Look I've come up

with this theory.

- A theory?

- Yes.

Really? And your last attempt

that was jumping

off the building?

Uh, sort of.

It wasn't exactly the plan.

Why didn't you think

of that sooner?

I was scared of heights.

Vertigo I think they call it.

Makes me dizzy.

You sure you want to

go through with this?

This is your chance...

If you're not...

people kill themselves

all the time...

usually when they fail...

at suicide it's

because they didn't

actually want to kill

themselves at all.


It's for attention.

Desperate cry for help.

This is much more complicated.

Is it?

If you're fucking with me...

playing games...

me killing you...

that's going to

be the last thing

you have to fucking worry about.


if I tell you, you

have to promise

to not think it's stupid.

I already think it's stupid.

I jumped off the Humber Bridge

in London last year.

Over two hundred people have

successfully committed suicide.

Now I'm one of five to survive.


self-inflicted gun wound...

look... pfff...

You get the picture.

I'm like Cain...

There's something else

happening here that's

out of my control.

You telling me you can't die?

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