A Lower East Side bartender becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer and the scion of a powerful investment firm.


Julius Onah





Credited cast:
Columbus Short ... August
Wilmer Valderrama ... Angel
Alicja Bachleda ... Signe
Jesse Spencer ... Nicholas
Miriam Colon ... Grandma
Paz de la Huerta ... Maria
Kareem Savinon ... Jesus
Mike Starr ... Fixer
Tom Pelphrey ... Eric
Wass Stevens ... Freddy
J. Bernard Calloway ... Dre
Omer Barnea ... Amir
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Alves Paul Alves ... Manager
Luis Ayala ... Cop
Daniel Casanova Daniel Casanova ... rekLES


After spending the night with a mysterious woman, a down on his luck DJ discovers evidence of a murder involving a dangerous drug dealer and a billionaire's son. Desperate for money, he must decide whether to blackmail the killer or help the girl out of escalating troubles.

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No Rules. No Fear. Just Revenge.


Action | Crime | Thriller


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Inspired by the New York film noirs of the late 1940s and 1950s such as Jules Dassin's The Naked City (1948) and Samuel Fuller's Pickup on South Street (1953). See more »


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Intrigue and suspense
8 April 2015 | by roselynnlewisSee all my reviews

This indie movie is laced with intrigue and suspense.

On its face it is your standard PG-13 noir, but the storytelling is sophisticated and beneath the surface another story emerges, one that shares more about our complexity as people...

Wilmer shows you his depth throughout the picture. In fact the entire cast was good.

Short, was believable as August. I liked the voice over.. it created more movement to the story

Alicja played a great Signe, she did not overplay her hand.

Jesse made a good Nicholas as well.

By far Wilmer was my favorite.. he was a far way from fez...

Is there room to grow, I am sure there is but I am excited to see the careers of all involved grow.

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Release Date:

3 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Is in Trouble See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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2.35 : 1
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