Shawn Holloway has a miserable life since she was eleven, when her father left her mother and she stayed alone with her problematic mother. Presently she is graduated, works in a bank and is the mistress of her married colleague Matthew Richmond. When she finds that Matthew's wife is pregnant, she decides to commit suicide. She goes to the roof of the building, drinks some vodka, trying to get enough courage to jump to the floor. The neighbors see the scene and call the police to save Shawn. Meanwhile, the bank where she works is being robbed by Charlie Anders and two friends of him. When the cops arrive to save Shawn, the heist is in progress and the police shoot one robber, the driver escapes and Charlie runs to the top of the building. There, he does not allow Shawn to jump off and saves her. They make an agreement: she would help him to escape, and he would give US$ 50,000.00 to her and kill her later with a shot in the head. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Not every hostage wants to be saved!
Did You Know?
Dana Lustig, the director, makes an on screen appearance as Shawn's stepmother. See more
When Shawn is on the roof drinking the vodka, the level in the bottle changes drastically from shot to shot. See more
Listen, if you weren't standing up on the roof like a signpost, we wouldn't be in this shit. My mate's been shot. He could be dead. You're a fucking menace, right? I should really kill you.
You're right. Well, come on. I haven't got all day.
House Is Falling
Written by Carla Bozulich
and Daniel Keenan
Used by Permission of EMI Virgin Songs Inc./Milk Pal Music (BMI)
Performed by The Geraldine Fibbers
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc. See more