Jeff Talley was a successful and respected LAPD hostage negotiator, until one day he failed and allowed a woman and her young son to be killed. He retires to tiny Bristo Camino, California, as a police chief. One year after the events in LA, three young men break into a home to steal a car. After their leader, Mars Krupchek, kills a cop, all local law enforcement is involved and Jeff goes back to negotiating. We learn later that the dad, Walter, is actually a mob accountant and that he recently burned a DVD full of mob bank records. The mob arranges to have Talley's family kidnapped and use the family as bait so Talley can get the DVD for them.


Continuity mistake: In the scene in the father's house, the boy drops the DVD's face down. In the next shot, they appear face up.

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Jeff Talley: Joe! Only God gets to decide who lives and who dies.

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Question: I have two questions. 1) What exactly does Mr. Smith do with the DVDs? 2) I don't understand the final scene, is Mr. Smith helping Jeff Talley or is he helping the masked men?

Answer: The purpose of the DVD is that the information the criminals are after is hidden in the code of the DVD. The illegal bank accounts and funds and such are all encrypted on the disk. He is also helping Jeff after he realizes that he put his life on the line for his family and saved his children.


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