Synopsis: Sam Ellis is a man on the rise - a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Mora Stephens
Production: Alchemy Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min


Federal prosecutor

Sam Ellis is widely expected

to run for higher office.

- With a "not guilty" verdict.

- But a resolution

is expected shortly

on federal charges.

That Ellis plans to seek

higher office...

For Ellis, everything is

riding on today's decision.

Today's decision will

either launch

- his political career...

- ...Presumably beginning

with a run for Attorney General.

Mr. Ellis?


A couple of us arranged

this little drinks thing

at blend.

We're kind of all assuming

that You'll be there.

Don't we have to win first?

There's no way You'll lose.

All rise.

Do you think

sheriff Haussler should be given

a lesser sentence given

his record of public service?

As I said at the trial,

Jim, this is a black-and-white

issue legally and morally.

There should be

no special treatment.

After today's victory,

do you intend to pursue

corruption charges

against other officials

- in the mayor's administration?

- No decisions

on any further action

have been made at this time.

Any chance you're gonna run

for Attorney General, Sam?

Well, I have my hands full

at the U.S. attorney's office

right now.

While Haussler is expected

to appeal today's decision,

all eyes will be on

whether the U.S. attorney's

office plans to seek charges

against mayor Jonas Stiegel.

So, straight on

to Attorney General?

I can neither confirm

nor deny, counselor.

F***ing liar.

You didn't hear mommy say that.

How's his temperature?


Almost there.

We were watching you on TV.

Yeah? Did I look nervous?

I felt like I was shaking.

You looked hot.

Women on the jury really

loved your lady justice thing.

Uh-huh. It's you they liked.

Well, they did throw

their undergarments at me.

- Is that unusual?

- Whores.

My dad was watching

with George Hiller.

They think we should get

Nigel Coaker

to write you up in his

"faces to watch" piece.

Yeah, that'd be amazing.

I have Nigel's number.

I'll give him a call.

He owes my dad

a ton of favors, anyway.

What time are you coming home?

Uh, you know, they're having

a little victory lap party

for us.

I got to put in an appearance.

Lame. I'm kidding.

It's fine. Proud of you, honey.

Okay, I'm pulling up.

I love you.

Love you.

To Sam Ellis.

After 18 months of nonstop toil,

may he enjoy his moment

in the sun, 'cause tomorrow,

I'm going to bury him

under a pile of work.

To Sam.

To Sam.

Do you guys not get it out

of your systems freshman year?

- F*** off.

- F*** off.


Jeannie must be excited, yeah?

Yeah. Yeah.

She's getting restless, though.

Don't tell me you're not,


You've done all you can here,

especially with that f***ing

fossil running the show.

- Easy.

- All right.

It's, uh...

It's time, yeah?

Sam Ellis

for attorney f***ing general.

Everybody was just waiting

for you to win this f***er.

Put a pin in it for now.

No, no.

Don't leave me hanging here.

There's got to be more to life

than hedge funds,

or I'm gonna

f***ing kill myself.

Come on.

I do have to go, though.

Before the wife throws a fit.

Come on.

Listen, congrats again.

- Yeah.

- Yeah.

- See ya.

- See ya.

I'll take another.

You did not!

No, I don't believe you.

I'm not saying that.

You did a great job.

And what exactly

are you saying, counselor?

I am saying that you

should just move around a bit

before the semester's over.

You don't want to go back

to law school thinking

that this whole office

is just one boring section.

What If I like your section?

I still think It's a mistake.

I do. You got to figure out

what you believe in,

what makes your righteous.

Angry, even.

And you have this figured out?


Guys that I take down

have no reason to break the law,

yet they're

these over-privileged,

morally bankrupt individuals who

think they can just stomp

on the weak and the powerless

and get away with it

because they usually do.


If I didn't think

they deserved to go down,

couldn't try the case.

Don't quote me on that.

These cigarettes go to my head.

You're a lightweight.

Yeah, I don't...

I don't smoke.

Just doing it to impress me?

Oh, I gave up

trying to impress girls like you

a long time ago.

Oh, boy.

Yeah, this, uh...

Can't do precisely that.

All right.

I'm sorry.

- Yeah.

- You're married.


You know,

I can keep a secret, though.

I'm sure you can.

I just can't be one of them.

Goodnight, kiddo.

I love you, Ellis.

Love you, too.

If you want to move on this,

you better be staying here

long enough to see it through,

'cause I'm not getting burned

on it.

Guy's committed actual crimes.

If human frailty's all we got,

it'll look like a moral crusade.

Then let it go.

It's not my job

to help you chase headlines.

Do you want the mayor

out of office or not?


Hey, how much longer is Dalia

with us?

Eight weeks.

Any chance

we could transfer her?

I'm not telling

the ninth circuit judge

I fired his daughter

'cause she's too damn pretty.



This is Ellie green.

Miss green, this is Sam Ellis,

- chief of our criminal division.

- Sam Ellis.

- Hello.

- Hi.

And you've already met

U.S. attorney kirkland.

I wanted Sam

to review your file.

He's tried a lot

of these identity-theft cases.

Knows how to work a jury

on these kind of issues.


The right man for the job, then.

So, what's the concern?

Would you prefer to explain?

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