Trouble Is My Business

Synopsis: Detective Roland Drake falls for two sisters from the Montemar family. One woman is dead and the other wants to kill him.
116 min


(orchestral music)

(dramatic music)

Take me to the cemetery.

She's still alive.

This better be good.

I wish I could say it was.

(dramatic orchestral music)

It started the other night, Lew.

I was alone in my office.

Nothing in there seemed like

it belonged to me anymore

including me.

Goodnight, Drake

It's a shame what happened.

(phone ringing)

We're closed.

[Woman] Roland Drake?


[Woman] I want to see you.

Well pick up a

local gossip rag.

You'll see plenty.

[Woman] I do read the papers.

I gathered you weren't

planning on being

a very busy man anymore.


[Woman] That doesn't

change the fact that I need

to see you... now.

Come back tomorrow.

I won't be busy then either.

[Woman] I'm downstairs.

I said now.

Well I can't say

no to a lady...

(phone clicks)

or you.

[Roland Voiceover] I made a

feeble attempted to straighten

things up for her, to hide

the inward chaos of my life

before her shadow

eclipsed everything.

It's open.

(dramatic music)

Never thought you'd save me?

Give me time.

Looks like you

only have 30 days.

All right so how can

I help you missus...

Miss Montemar.

Of course.

[Roland Voiceover]

She had a face

that would launch

1,000 ships and a body

that would bring them back.

You mentioned needing saving.

Sadly it's not coincidence

that I've come to you,

Mr. Drake.

I didn't think that

this was a happy accident.

Wise ass.

Wait till you get to

know the rest of me.

I'm not here to get

to know the rest of you.


[Miss Montemar] I'm here

to find out what happened

to my father.


Didn't I read something

about him going missing

in the papers last week?

I think my entire family's

in danger, Mr. Drake.

Who do you think did it?

I don't know.

Oh come on, Miss Montemar,

we both read the papers.

I don't believe the

story you're selling,

so why don't you just

take it to the cops.

He's missing.

I don't know that

he's been murdered.

And, the cops, yes,

they were very nice.

First time for anything.

They took his name

down, told me to call

if I heard from him.

Real helpful.

Well you want some

more real helpful advice?

You know from the papers

that missing persons cases

and me don't mix real well.

I don't play the

fool for anybody.

I'd like my desk back.


(dramatic music)

Wait a week and call.

I can't wait a week.

My uncle's gone missing now too.

I'm not that guy.

I'm not the guy in the papers.

I wouldn't let anything

happen to anyone.

I knew you weren't.


(dramatic music)

Miss Montemar.


I'm sorry this

happened to you.

I don't want sorry.

I want solved.

And, unless they find a body,

my father's never going to be

considered dead

which is why I want

more than his name in a list

and a phone call in a week.

Mr. Drake, in the papers,

you said that you were

the best missing

persons man in the city.

Are you the best?

Find out.

So how does this work?

It's working right now.

Shall we?

Yeah I think we

should probably start

with how he went missing.



No, my father and I were

supposed to have dinner

at home.

Oh, you still live at home?

Yes Mr. Drake,

I'm not married.

Oh good.

Why what does that

have to do with anything?

Nothing, that's for me.

So I take it dad never showed?

No, we haven't seen

him since Tuesday.

Does dad have a

habit of disappearing?

(dramatic music)

I don't know what kind

of people you're accustomed

to dealing with,

Mr. Drake, but we're

a normal family.

We're the victims here.

Usually the victim

knows the assailant.

The assailant feels justified.

So I have to ask this question

how did your family become

rich, Miss Montemar?

I am suddenly very sure

of one thing, Mr. Drake,

I don't have the

best man for the job.

Yeah, there's one

thing you've forgotten.

Oh really?

Do tell.

How would it look with

pieces of your clothing

all over my office?

Well you're the dective.

You tell me.

(thunder crashing)


(dramatic music)



(heavy breathing)

(dramatic music)


(ominous music)


(ominous music)


So you gonna invite me in?

Actually I'm right

in the middle of...

Hey, hate the DA not me.

You didn't listen to me.

Yeah MacDonald, I

appreciate what you...

Up kind of late again?

Yeah actually I

was just waking up.

Well I know you're going

through a hard patch, buddy.

It's okay.

Actually things have started

to pick up since you left.

Well you made me too good

a detective to believe that.

I can't believe the

newspapers are making

such a stew about

that missing girl.

You'd think that

you'd kidnapped her.

Yeah, well I appreciate

you backing me up.

Oh I see.

Well I didn't know

you weren't alone.


Anyone you know?

I'm alone.

I wanna be alone.

Okay, sure.

Can I use your bathroom?


All right.

This came for you at my office.

If you could take

care of your half,

well I'd appreciate it.

Here let me take it.

Hope you get things

straightened out, my friend.

Like I said, I just need

some time to get on my feet.

You take care of yourself.

(phone ringing)

You look like

you've seen a ghost.

(phone ringing)

[Woman] Roland Drake?


[Woman] I need to see you.

Katherine, what's going on?

[Woman] I need to see you.

Can we meet at your office?

Yeah no, I'm not gonna be

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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