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.
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
Film is supposedly set in Seattle, but features prominent Vancouver landmarks, as well as Canadian mail boxes and phone booths. See more
What's going on is there really some nut on the roof holding a hostage?
Yes ma'am, but don't you worry, we'll get him.
What are you gonna do once you get him are you gonna shoot him?
We'll hopefully he will have the good sense to give himself up before it comes to that.
Well if he had any GOOD sense he wouldn't be robbing a bank in the first place... Don't you think?
Havin' A Bad Day
Written by Coile Derek
Published by Universal Music Publishing
Performed by Blue Flannel
Courtesy of Universal Records See more