Will Gerard is a happily married family man whose quiet life is turned upside-down when his wife, Laura, is brutally attacked one night while leaving work.
At the hospital, waiting for news about his wife's condition, Will is approached by Simon, who proposes an intriguing offer: Simon will arrange to have a complete stranger exact vengeance on Laura's attacker, in exchange for a favor from Will in the near future. Distraught and grief-stricken, Will consents to the deal, unwittingly pulling himself into a dangerous underground vigilante operation. While continuing to protect his wife from the truth, he quickly discovers that his quest for justice could lead to frightening and deadly consequences.
||March 16th, 2012 (Limited) by Anchor Bay Entertainment|
||June 19th, 2012 by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment|
||R for violence, language and brief sexuality.|
(Rating bulletin 2168, 4/20/2011)
||Falsely Accused, Surprise Twist, Conspiracy Theory, News, Sex Crimes, Revenge, Vigilante|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Contemporary Fiction|
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