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World Premiere

USA | 100 MINUTES | English |


Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a talented young Houston lawyer and a functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger (co-director Mark Kassen), his longtime friend and partner, is the straight-laced and responsible yin to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal injury law firm is getting by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a case involving Vicky (Vinessa Shaw), a local ER nurse, who is pricked by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their business to the breaking point.

Brothers and first-time directors Mark and Adam Kassen bring this real-life story to the screen with all the urgency and passion of the subjects themselves. The result is an effective issue-driven drama that finds its footing in a contemporary David and Goliath story. The performances are solid and Chris Evans refreshingly infuses Weiss with crackling charisma while grounding him with real insecurities and compassion.


Directed by Mark Kassen, Adam Kassen, Adam Kassen, and Mark Kassen

ADAM KASSEN produced the films Trigger Happy, The Good Student, The Sasquatch Gang, and Bernard and Doris, for which Adam was nominated for a Golden Globe, Emmy, and Producer of the Year Award by the PGA. MARK KASSEN has acted on TV, Broadway shows, and films including Trigger Happy, Mr. Gibb, and Why Not.
Primary Cast
Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshel Bell, Vinessa Shaw, Michael Biehn
Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen
Story By
Paul Danziger and Ela Thier
Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen
Executive Producer
Paul Danzinger, Rod De Liano, Craig Cohen, Jeffrey Gou, Joan Huang
Chris Lopata
Helge Greull
Chip Smith


Megan Moss Pachon
New York, US
Craig Cohen
McCue Sussmane & Zapfel, PC
New York, NY 10175
Phone: 212.931.5500
Technical Contact
Johnathan Fertinelli
Alla Plotkin
Phone: 212.334.0333