THE FIRST PERSON

By Stephan SZPAK-FLEET

LEGEND 44 PRODUCTIONS - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Thriller - Completed 2006

The problem was, he didn't want to die.

Three guys, a girl, and a bag of money. A classic film noir romantic triangle. A "sometimes dirty" cop discovers an unidentified body that may be that of an old friend - or an old employer.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 27 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stephan SZPAK-FLEET
    • Writer(s)
    • Robert FLEET
    • Producer(s)
    • Alina SZPAK (Legend 44), John MALINA
    • Synopsis
    • Steve Roper (Chad Tillner) has a problem: he doesn't want to die - and his apartment has the closed-in feeling of Death Row to make that problem too real. An hour later, when Det. Tom Burroughs (Ed Begley, Jr.) arrives on the crime scene to find a face-down corpse and all the markings of a gangland hit, the story looks pretty clear. Still, the detective goes through the motions. Picking up a silver dollar here, a photo there, he pieces together a classic love triangle: two men, one woman, a bag of money. And the detective starts to realize that he, too, is caught up in the mess: as a "sometimes crooked" cop working for nightclub owner Jerry Kilmer (Tony D’Arc) - as the wannabe protector of Jerry's girlfriend, Jean (Hillary Hesse) - and as the ex-fighter pilot/best friend of the man in the middle, Steve Roper. So now there's an unidentified corpse on the bed and a missing pile of dough and the detective has to figure out how to play it. Fast.
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