After college graduation, Heck Prigusivac heads home to New Pristina, Montana, to get a few things before driving to Seattle to teach Latin. His mother's alcoholism (she needs care Heck can't afford) and his gene pool get in the way: Heck's father was executed for murder, his brother Chick is on death row at the local penitentiary, and Heck's rare personality profile suggest he'd make an excellent executioner. He reluctantly takes the job as prison "closer." There, his life-long sibling rivalry continues, and he's attracted to Dori Dumchovic, Chick's high school girlfriend and the only woman on death row. Will Heck have to put his lover and his own brother to death? Written by
When death is your job... Never love your work.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for sexual content and language
Did You Know?
Prison scenes and some surrounding outdoor shots were filmed in Deer Lodge, MT. The Old Montana State Prison was temporarily renamed "New Pristina State Penitentiary" for the film. See more
I'd bust that pretty mouth of yours, if Mama hadn't spent so much on orthodontia.
I pity your lack of pathos, ethos, and eros.
Written by Don McLean
Performed by Jeremy Renner See more