TOKAREV

By Paco CABEZAS

HANNIBAL MEDIA - as SALES All rights, World

Action/Adventure - Completed 2013

A reformed criminal comes home to find that his daughter has been kidnapped by the Russian mob. He rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paco CABEZAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Jim AGNEW, Sean KELLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Richard RIONDA DEL CASTRO, Michael MENDELSOHN
    • Synopsis
    • PAUL MAGUIRE (Nicolas Cage) and his buddies KANE and DOHERTY live a life of petty crime. One night, they ambush a Russian mobster, intercepting him when he’s on his way to drop off money to his boss. The take is much larger than they imagined; along with a Russian gun called a Tokarev, they get away with a briefcase full of cash. It’s enough for Paul to leave the life of crime and go legit. Seventeen years later, Paul is, by most accounts, a good guy. A contractor by trade, he’s married to VANESSA and is a doting father to his daughter CAITLIN. His former mob boss, O’CONNELL (Peter Stormare) has allowed him to go legit, but he remains friends with his former buddies who haven’t had his luck when it comes to reforming. One night Paul and Vanessa are heading to a charity dinner, leaving Caitlin at home to hang out with her friends, EVAN and MIKE. At the dinner, a detective approaches Paul, who is used to being hassled for his former life of crime. But the Detective isn’t hassling him; something has happened to Caitlin. Evan and Mike tell the police and Paul that they were watching TV with Caitlin, when several Russian men barged in and took her. They fought – but the Russians overtook Mike and Evan. Convinced the kidnapping is long-overdue retaliation for the crimes of his youth – specifically his run-in with Ivan, Paul ignores the police and mounts his own investigation. Soon, the police find Caitlin. She’s been murdered. Racked with guilt, Paul enlists the aid of Kane and Doherty to scour the underworld for the killers. As the police conduct a routine investigation, Paul and his buddies shake down and rough up anyone they can find who might be connected to CHERNOV, the legendary mob boss whose money they stole seventeen years earlier. Chernov is in his sixties, but he’s tough as hell. Not one to waste time, he orders his men to torch Kane’s club and kidnap him. As Chernov tortures Kane for information, Paul becomes suspicious of Doherty. He wonders why Doherty got out of prison early – was it because he ratted Paul and Kane out? After sustaining a vicious and lengthy beating, Kane finally tells Chernov why he and Paul are coming after him. Friction between Paul and Doherty reaches a fever pitch as Paul makes a horrific discovery; the gun that shot Caitlin was a Tokarev, like the one he stole from Ivan seventeen years earlier. The truth behind his daughter’s death proves to be a stunning revelation that rocks Paul to his core. “Tokarev” is an exciting and action-packed revenge thriller with unpredictable twists & turns, featuring a conflicted, flawed hero with baggage he may never lay down. In the tradition of “Taken” and “Man on Fire,” “Tokarev” is a deeply satisfying story of a man’s journey to the realization that he can never truly outlive his past sins.
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