FROM THE MIND BEHIND Piranha, The Howling & Gremlins COMES
Something wicked from JOE DANTE
A film by MAX MYERS
Twenty four hours
or your wife dies.
TO SAVE HIS PREGNANT WIFE FROM THE RUTHLESS LAJA BESS,
MICKEY "SIX-GUN" MUST COMPLETE 5 PICKUPS FROM 5 DESERT LOCATIONS
WITHIN 24 HOURS, OR SHE DIES.
Former assassin Mickey “Six Gun” McDaniels, now lives an ordinary life with his pregnant wife, Sandy in a quiet working-class neighborhood in Southern California. Mickey works long days doing what he loves - rebuilding muscle cars at an auto body shop. Sandy, the estranged daughter of a state senator, stays home to care for their toddler son and eventual daughter.
Facing financial hardship, Sandy is lured by Mickey's former criminal employer, Laja Bess, to borrow money without him knowing. When the time comes to collect the debt, Sandy comes up short. Laja sends her crew of eccentric thugs to terrorize Mickey and ultimately hold his wife and son hostage.
Laja presents Mickey with 5 sealed white envelopes. Each are numbered 1 through 5 and embossed with a logo Mickey knows well. The Imperium is the worldwide organization of crime bosses that Laja is a part of. Mickey now has 24 hours to complete the pickups. At each, he must do whatever Laja tells him. Failure to comply, results in the brutal slaying of Mickey's associates, one at a time.
Racing against the clock with each act more brutal and bloody than the previous, Mickey is pushed to the limit of his morality. Does he commit to Laja’s savage demands to return his wife and son to safety, or does he follow his own conscience and risk the merciless killing of his friends and coworkers? As Mickey is forced to choose each time he opens an envelope, one things becomes clear: Laja has a mission more calculated than it seems, with more at stake than he could ever imagine.