Detectives Cerreta and Logan investigate the shooting of two young men. They were known small-time drug dealers and one had convictions for armed robberies. They focus on one particular shopkeeper, George Costas, after part of his story doesn't check out. They subsequently learn that he was previously involved in shooting a robber and was something of a local hero as a result. It turns out the two dead men did try to rob him and he did shoot them. Costas however then reloaded his gun and ran after them outside his store to finish them. The question for the jury is whether Costas was simply acting in self-defense or whether he's a murderer. Written by
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Always think you have a smoking gun, till the smoke blows in your face.
References Death Wish