The Finder (2012)
Walter Sherman is an Iraq war veteran who has suffered brain damage in an IED explosion. The brain damage triggers in Walter the ability to "find" things, he sees connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people that other investigators would miss. Walter is assisted by his "legal advisor" and bar owner Leo Knox, US Deputy Marshal Isabel Zambada, and teen parolee and thief Willa Monday, who is serving her probation with the team. The brain damage that gives Walter his "finder" talent has also left him with a case of paranoia and other mental idiosyncrasies. Walter refuses treatment because he does not want to lose his talent. The last time Walter failed to find someone, it was the IED explosive expert that was responsible for blowing up Walter's Humvee and killing 6 members of his unit.
An Iraq war vet suffers a brain injury that triggers the ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people.
- Like the New A-Team with Gadgets, former military show what to do with their skills & intuition post-discharge.
Clean, witty dialog, good camera work on the way to the quite involved finding of a man gone MIA.
Will he be discovered? If one expects a positive ending, one usually also gets it.
After the speedily recovery of John Fogerty's guitar, a young man, whose car mysteriously breaks down, hops on the purposely arriving bicycle of a young gypsy girl and pays her $10 to pedal them to the desired destination, something with ...world's end. His quest is to be passed on to the former major, Walter, who has yet not to find any one, or anything. The involved discussion not only leads to Walter's accepting the job, but also to a knockout self-defense scene, inter-spaced by a cockfighting crowd interruption, the controversy of parole-supervision case, the maritime meeting of a trumpet-playing drug queen and the revelation of a dirty military man. This viewer was exceptionally entertained.