Killer Photo (2015) Movie Script

[Shower running]
[snapping photos]
[shower running]
[shower running]
[shower running]
[Clock striking the hour]
[Clock striking the hour]
[Silenced gun shot]
[snapping photo]
[snapping photo]
It's Mathieu.
Perfect charm as always.
And it's already achieved
the desired results.
Now listen.
We're both going to have
to lay low for a while.
The police are really out
for blood on this one.
That's no surprise.
I suggest you disappear
for the time being.
I'm going off the radar myself.
You won't be able to reach me,
so don't try.
I'll reach out to you when
another assignment comes along
that requires your
special skills.
What are you now,
eight for eight?
You deserve a break.
Breakfast is ready!
Be right there!
Sweetie, what are you doing?
Looking for a blanket
for Cheryl.
She's cold.
Well, your food is getting cold.
Come on.
I caught a real doll.
I didn't mean to scare you,
But you've got to stay out
of my closet, ok?
What's on the menu?
Pancakes and toast.
No can do.
Diet, remember?
What, are you training
for the Olympics?
You look fantastic.
Yeah, that's because
of the diet.
I'll just have a piece of apple.
It's going to be amazing.
What do you say to your mother
first thing in the morning?
I don't know, she's not here.
Teri, we talked about this.
It's only been six months.
These things take time.
Don't rush it.
What do you say to Sarah
in the morning?
Good morning, Sarah.
How's my favorite chipmunk?
Ok, but Betty and Cheryl
are starving.
Oh, that's not ok.
Here, you know what?
Feed them this.
You know what?
You're better than mommy.
Eskimo kiss?
Can I get one of those?
No. I've got something better
for you.
Ok, early morning meeting,
I've gotta go.
Not fair.
Someone's gotta work.
Hey, I work.
I'm just lacking the paycheque.
That will come as soon
as you sell the novel.
Bye, little woman,
see you tonight.
Bye, get some good writing done.
Love you!
Love you more!
Not possible!
[snapping photos]
[Train bell]
[snapping photos]
[snapping photo]
There has been
a significant drop in business.
Many of our clientele have
been pulling back funding
for the advertising
of their products.
And yet, our competitors,
like Dickson and Barryman,
are seeing profits spike.
Can any of you explain that?
It comes down to trust.
We are losing our client's
trust and we must win that back
if we hope to stay afloat.
We have to be better and
practise what we preach.
Yes. Absolutely, Mr. Solomon.
And this goes for everyone
at this advertising agency.
I need role models.
If you want to hold
onto your jobs,
you have to deliver the goods.
Is that clear?
[All]: Uh, yes. Clear.
Good, good.
That's it.
Time to start looking
for a new job.
You worry too much.
You don't worry enough.
You're supporting
a husband and a kid.
How are you going to do that
on an unemployment cheque?
Failure is not an option
of mine.
It might be one of yours.
That's right, everything
always works out
for the great Sarah Goodall.
I mean Miller.
You know, I still can't believe
that you got that promotion
in less than a year.
Are you jealous?
No. I don't know the definition
of that word.
[chuckles] Later Jackson, I got work to do!
Good morning, Mrs. Miller.
Is something wrong?
Uh, no.
I just thought I saw myself
sitting there for a minute.
Oh. Just trying to take
your advice.
You know, present the public
with the role model
I most admire.
And you choose me?
I hope you don't mind.
No, not at all.
I've always wanted a mirror
of my brunette self.
I look good.
Thank you.
I put a few items on your
desk for review,
emailed over all of
your messages,
and then I just finished
reorganizing that file cabinet.
And how's the construction
on my penthouse apartment
coming along?
Um, I'm sorry.
That was a joke.
Seriously, you're amazing.
Thank you, Julie.
Now get back to work.
Right away.
Oh, I mean me.
The Stoker account awaits.
[snapping photos]
I wonder who that could be?
Mrs. Punctual?
I wonder who forgot to bring the
mail in again, Mr. Forgetful.
Well, when your hands are
full of dolls and crayons,
choices have to be made.
I'm sorry.
Oh... Teri, honey,
what have I told you
about hiding in my closet?
Betty and Cheryl are sleeping.
Ok, then why don't you take
Betty and Cheryl
up to your room?
I think they'll be more
comfortable in your bed.
You think?
I know.
Kurt, you gotta talk to her.
I don't want to keep telling
her to stay out of my closet.
These are my things, you know?
It's a bit of a pet peeve.
I get it.
Thank you.
How are you?
So how's novel writing going?
It was going fine
until she called.
Teri's mother, the nut case
with a dash of crazy.
Victoria again?
Does she not realize that
divorce means "move on, honey"?
Not until she's dead and buried.
That can be arranged.
I mean, I know a guy.
That's tempting.
So she's still trying
for custody?
She was in a mental facility.
The woman is unstable.
The court can't grant her...
She's out now and
she's doing much better,
so she says,
and after her father died
he left her everything.
So now Victoria is claiming
that she could be
a better childcare provider
because of her new found wealth.
It takes more than money
to raise a child.
She needs love and nurturing.
Victoria doesn't have a case.
What is it, honey?
I'm on a roll here and
I'd like to keep going.
Is that ok?
Yeah, yeah.
Go ahead.
I just don't want to lose my
train of thought, you know?
No, no, of course.
What is it?
There's a problem.
There was no note, no address
or anything on the envelope,
we have no idea who sent it
so we thought it was best we
contact the police.
You thought it was best.
Ok, yes.
I thought it was best
that we contact the police.
And you say the photos
on your cell disappeared?
Well, my wife accidentally
deletes things all the time.
I didn't accidentally delete
They were sent to me from that
new program, Flash Chat.
They're sent to you
and within seconds they
disappear, untraceable.
And all the pictures were
of you outside the office,
outside of this house?
Well, unfortunately there
is no law in this state
against taking pictures
in a public place.
They were all of my wife,
Which I understand
is disturbing,
but it's not illegal.
Have you received any letters
or threats?
Love letters?
What the hell are you implying,
My wife has not done
anything wrong.
My mistake, I misspoke.
But the truth be told,
this leaves us with very little
to work with.
I mean, no crime has
been committed,
not even the threat of a crime.
I'm sorry, but there's
nothing we can do at this point.
Morning, Sarah.
How's the family?
Terry's great, Kurt's great.
Oh, don't I know.
He's a catch.
Hooked a good one.
Well, give him my best.
See ya!
Hey, it's just me.
It's crossing guard day
at school, remember?
Don't mess with the law.
I wouldn't dream of it.
I try to avoid getting arrested.
Why don't you let me give
you a ride to the station?
No thanks, babe.
I want to.
I want to make sure those
admirers know that you're taken.
Ah, speaking of admirers,
you just missed Louise.
She gives you her best.
Well, she wants to give you
her best.
Louise and I are just neighbors.
Yeah, well I think she moves
in circles.
You said she was divorced twice,
I think she's coming
back around.
Teri, come on.
We're taking Sarah
to the station.
You're almost late.
Almost late is the same thing
as saying "on time".
I showed up a half hour early.
I'm not taking any chances
this week.
Jackson, I was wondering...
did you have anything
to do with this?
No, I only shoot nudes.
I'm being serious.
So am I.
You want to set up for
a shoot sometime?
That's never gonna happen.
Can't blame a guy for trying.
Yes, I can.
Morning, Julie.
Oh good, you're here.
I've been trying to reach you.
God, that is a great dress.
Yeah, I got a new cell,
new number, so...
Oh, what happened
to your old one?
I just thought it was time
for an upgrade, you know?
Actually, can you put my
business contacts in there?
I think you have more of
a complete list than I do.
Sure, yeah.
Easier done than said.
Is your new number listed
in here?
Yeah, it should be.
Oh, and Mr. Solomon
stopped by.
He wants to talk to you
about the Stoker account.
Tell him I will be in
in a minute.
Oh, Mr. Solomon, I was just
heading over to your office.
Well, I saved you a trip.
Your phone is all done.
I don't have to tell you, Sarah,
but I'm going to anyway.
A lot is riding on
this campaign.
Stoker is a big account
and possibly all our jobs are
on the line, including mine.
And if the boss is worried
about losing his job,
you know things are serious.
I completely understand,
Mr. Solomon.
There's no need to worry, I
have everything under control.
You know there's a $200,000
cash bonus
for whoever pulls
off this campaign?
I did not know that.
Is that what you were discussing
with Jackson in the hall?
[Phone rings]
That's strange.
Your phone doesn't
usually ring like that?
It's not that, I just
got this cell.
No one has the number.
Something important?
No, it's nothing.
So, you know how important
the stoker account is now
and we need to pull this off
with flying colors.
No distractions, giving
your full attention
to every last detail.
And if this one works...
Are you listening to me?
Yes. Yes.
Rest assured the Stoker
account has my full attention.
Is the sun here in your eyes?
I just feel like it's a bit
I'm fine, Sarah.
Are you ok?
Yes, I'm fine.
Never better.
I'll leave you to it then.
Just give me greatness,
that's all I ask for.
Will do.
Did you give my number
to anyone?
Well, your husband called
just as Mr. Solomon came in
and I didn't want to disrupt
your meeting.
And then he mentioned that
he couldn't reach you
on your cell and I realized he
didn't have the new number
so I gave it to him.
I hope that's ok.
Yeah, no that's fine.
Just nobody else.
What is that?
Uh, my lipstick?
Is that Red Passion by Louelle?
It is.
Do you like it?
Yeah, no I use it on
my date nights with Kurt.
Lucky guess, I guess.
So do you um...
do you talk to Kurt a lot?
No, not that often.
But every time that I do,
he is so nice.
You're so lucky.
Yes, he's very nice.
What are you doing for lunch?
I've been working for you
for over five months now
and this is the first time that
you've asked me for lunch.
I've heard the rumors like
everyone else
about possible layoffs coming...
No, no, no. It's
nothing like that.
It's nothing like that.
I just wanted to see what's
going on from your perspective,
you know?
I mean, between you and me
you're the eyes and ears
of the office, so...
Thank you, Mrs. Miller.
I didn't know you considered
me your...
I didn't know you considered me.
Come on, Julie, you have
all my numbers,
you pick up my morning
mail and my messages.
I mean, what would I do
without you, really?
Actually, have you received any
unusual phone calls or emails,
anything I should be aware of?
No, not that I can think of.
Do you know what this is?
It looks like you coming
into work.
Who took this?
That's what I was wondering.
Is someone watching you?
Like a secret admirer?
You have the secret
part correct,
I don't know about
the admirer part.
Have you talked to Jackson?
Why would you ask that?
Well, I know he's interested
in you.
He comes by my desk and asks
about you all the time.
What do you tell him?
That you are happily married
and that you love your husband
very, very much.
Honestly, Mrs. Miller,
I wish I was so lucky.
Oh, don't worry Julie, I'm
sure you will be one day too.
Well, here's hoping.
Shoot, it's getting late.
I have a little errand to run
before I go back to the office,
is that ok?
Yeah, of course.
What is it?
I have to go to Block,
grab a dress for a friend's
wedding next weekend.
Why don't I come with you?
I could use a new outfit myself.
Oh, ok.
Take care.
Hey, kiddo.
Where do you wanna go?
Aren't you hungry?
Betty and Cheryl will miss me.
Ok, well we could go
by the house,
pick up Betty and Cheryl
and all four of us could go eat?
[snapping photo]
Can you help me?
Oh, I never realized
we're the same size.
We could wear each
others clothes.
How does it look?
It's lovely.
I'm going to have to borrow
this for a date with Kurt.
Do you think he'd like it?
Oh, hold on.
Is something the matter?
[Car horn]
You know what?
I'm going to be right there, ok?
Two hours.
Long lunch.
Flirting with the danger zone.
You know, because I'm just
worried about getting laid off.
Solomon's on the warpath.
He's just looking for reasons
to fire people,
and I'd just be careful
with these long lunches.
What are friends for?
We've got to stick together.
Look out for one another.
Catch you later.
Hey, are you ok?
Are you still freaked by seeing
that guy get hit?
Yeah, no, no, I'm fine.
I'm fine.
Can you just get my husband
on the line?
Put him through to my office.
Mrs. Miller, your husband
isn't answering his cell.
Do you want me to try
your home number?
No thanks, Julie.
I can manage.
It wasn't him.
[Phone rings]
[Teri's Voice:] The
Miller's aren't home,
please leave a message.
Kurt, hey, it's me.
Something happened today,
I'll tell you about it later.
I'm coming in on the 5:06.
Since you drove me I'm gonna need a ride home if that's ok.
I love you.
Ok, bye.
Where's Teri?
She's at home.
She was watching her
favorite show
so I had Louise come watch her
while I came to get you.
Oh. That was so nice of Louise.
It was.
I got your message.
What happened?
I thought I saw the guy who
was taking pictures of me.
You saw him?
No, I didn't see him.
It wasn't him.
I still don't know who's behind
this or what he or she wants.
Did you remember the mail?
Yes. Just bills.
No more manilla envelopes.
Oh, welcome home love birds.
Hi, Louise.
Thank you for watching her.
No problem.
Teri is an angel.
If I ever have kids I'd want
them to be just like yours.
Would you like to stay
for dinner?
No thank you, maybe some
other time.
I did check on the roast,
It smells wonderful.
Well, I'm off.
Thanks again.
I know what you're thinking.
Don't say it.
Then don't think it.
My thoughts are pure.
I can change that.
Did you change the photos?
The photos, they're not
in the right order.
This one was here,
that one was there.
Are you sure?
I'm positive.
Did Louise do this?
Why would Louise...
Someone's been in the house.
Honey, I think you're being
a little paranoid.
I've been home for hours
with Teri,
I didn't notice anything
Kurt, someone's been here.
Who would break into our
home to rearrange photos?
Whoever has been stalking me!
I got more photos on
my new phone today.
Let me see them.
They're gone, same as before!
No note, no threat,
nothing illegal.
The police can't do anything.
Well, maybe they can.
It wouldn't hurt to call.
Daddy, when are we going to eat?
Let's eat.
We don't want Teri
worried about this.
We'll figure it out
after dinner.
It'll be ready soon, sweetie.
So I was about to go up to
the black board
when the big stupid kid, Elmer,
who thinks apples are green...
Some apples are green.
It's not nice to call people
He says I have big ears.
Well, that's not nice either
because you don't.
You have beautiful ears.
So Elmer went up
to the black board
and he didn't know the answer
'cause he's so smart
so I lifted my hand up to answer
and then he leans against
the bookshelf
and the whole thing breaks.
So Elmer falls down and all
the books fall on top of him.
Everyone was laughing.
It was so funny.
It doesn't sound very funny.
It was.
[Kicks bottom of table]
Teri, stop kicking the table
and think about this
for a second.
If you were the one that
broke the shelf
and it fell down on you, would
you think it was funny?
My point is you don't want
to be laughed at,
so do you think it's fair to
laugh at other people as well?
[Kicks bottom of table]
Hey. What did I just say?
It wasn't me, it was Betty.
I'm not going to warn you again.
[Kicks bottom of table]
It was Cheryl.
Hey. Ok, that's enough.
Daddy, Cheryl, stop it.
Both of you, stop it.
Right now.
[Combination of
voices and kicking]
[Glass smashes]
[Cocks gun]
I've had it for a while.
Before we met I was mugged
and it was the scariest night
of my life
and I swore it was never
going to happen again.
So I started working out,
taking self-defense courses
and I got a gun.
It's licensed, registered,
I know how to use it.
You know I told you before...
I don't like guns, Sarah.
I know, that's why I didn't
tell you about it.
But I'm a pretty good shot.
Yeah, I remember because we
threw darts on our first date.
Don't you think you're
overreacting a little bit?
When did you get this?
Just before when we were
up here.
Ok, we have to report
this to the police.
This is a threat.
Is it?
Not really.
"It's not the final outcome, but
the waiting that gets to you"?
That could mean anything.
You know how that police
officer treated us today.
I know, but this person has
been in our house.
What about Teri?
What if she's hurt?
Maybe we should send her to your parent's house.
In Chicago?
this guy destroy our family.
Maybe we can all take
a vacation.
Running away never solves
Besides, if I leave now I can
kiss my job goodbye.
They're doing cut-backs at
work and looking for any reason
to lay people off and
we can't afford that right now.
Not with your ex-wife
breathing down your neck.
We should change the locks
to be safe.
We have to stick together, Kurt.
I'll keep an eye on Julie
and Jackson at work.
Your secretary, Julie?
She worships you, though.
Yeah, maybe a little too much.
And Jackson would do anything
to keep his job at the firm.
I mean, if I'm let go,
he's in a stronger position.
And we can't forget your
lover Louise across the street.
Louise isn't going to be a...
Kurt, give me a break.
She's in love with you,
it's obvious.
She was the one who was here,
she had access.
I'm sorry, I really
don't know why this is happening
but I'm gonna find out.
No, we'll find out.
I love you, Sarah.
I love you, too.
ctures can't hurt us, right?
Pictures can't hurt us.
That's yesterday.
Who are you?!!
Hey Teri, come on.
Time for school.
Hey, George!
What gives?
I'm sorry, can I help you?
I thought you were George,
our regular mail man.
Oh, no, I'm filling in
for him this week.
I'm Harold.
What happened to George?
Uh, some sort of family thing
I heard.
I don't know much about it.
Hey Teri, wait in the car.
I'll be right there.
Cute kid.
Yeah, yeah she is.
Harold Martin.
You can call me Harold,
that's what I'm telling all the
folks up and down the block.
You got a real friendly
neighborhood here, Mr. Miller.
It makes me happy
that I transferred.
Dad, let's go!
Oh, listen to me, I'm
standing here babbling
and you're in a hurry to get
some place.
I'll leave you to it.
Thanks, Harold.
Oh, by the way, George
usually leaves the
mail in the uh... mailbox.
Yeah, that was my intention too,
but you've got no room in there.
You've got a package
or something.
It was there when I arrived.
It's really nice to meet you,
Mr. Miller.
Teri! Put on your seatbelt!
What's wrong?
Nothing, just do what
I told you!
We're not that late.
911, what's your emergency?
I'm just saying that I think
Sarah's been
a little out of sorts
the last few days.
[Clears throat]
Julie, do you have any messages
for me?
Yes. Your husband
has been calling.
He sounds really upset.
He said that you're not
answering your cell?
Yeah, I lost it.
Can you get me a new one,
Ok, yep.
He wants you to call him
back right away.
And Mr. Solomon stopped by,
he wants to see you and Jackson
at 10:30 this morning to discuss
the Stoker account.
I've been recruited too,
it's mandatory.
He's expecting results,
it's getting down to the wire.
So, how's it going?
It's going.
And so am I.
Work to do.
Talk soon.
Talk soon.
Mrs. Miller, you have a call on line one.
Is it my husband again?
Lieutenant James Stern
of the 28th division
police department.
Good morning, Mrs. Miller.
My name is Lieutenant
James Stern.
I was wondering if I may ask you some questions.
The photographs, text messages, notes you've been receiving
the last few days.
I received a call this morning about your case.
Um, well I really appreciate
your concern Lieutenant,
but I'm sure it's just someone
playing a game with me.
I wouldn't take things like this so lightly, Mrs. Miller.
There are a lot of sick individuals out there.
Well, we'll be alright.
You see, I lost my cell phone,
that's why my husband
couldn't reach me.
He really shouldn't have
bothered you but
with the kid, you know, he's
a little overprotective.
It wasn't your husband
who called.
Um... it wasn't?
Who was it that contacted
your precinct?
An anonymous caller.
A concerned friend
I believe they said.
Thank you, Lieutenant.
Don't worry, Mrs. Miller.
We'll be keeping an eye on you.
No, no, no.
That's really not necessary.
It's part of the job.
Good bye.
[Phone rings]
Sarah Miller's desk.
Oh, hi Mr. Miller.
Mrs. Miller, I have...
Can she call you back?
Look, I gotta go.
Ok. Talk to you later.
What's up?
Who you talking to?
Oh, that was Andrew
in accounting
to send over some numbers
for the Stoker account.
You wanna take a look?
What if for some reason
I wasn't able to finish
the Stoker job?
Who do you think Solomon
would put on the account?
It's you, isn't it?
Um, I don't know.
I don't know, I've never really
thought about it.
Of course you haven't.
Ok, cut the crap Jackson.
We both know you're scared
to death of losing your job
and I'm secure because
I'm on the Stoker account.
What are you trying to say,
You've been getting pretty
friendly with Julie.
Hanging around her desk,
looking over her shoulder
at my schedule and
cell phone numbers.
What? No. No.
I mean, yes, I mean Julie,
she's a smoke show.
Oh my god. You know what?
Do not change the subject.
You're the one who's been
taking pictures of me, admit it.
Um, you're barking up the wrong
tree here, Sarah, ok?
Yeah? Really?
Is that why you contacted
Lieutenant Stern?
I didn't even tell you
about the notes.
How did you know about them?
I don't. I didn't.
I mean, until just now.
Wait, somebody's stalking you?
Oh, ok, now you're going
to play innocent?
Right. Ok.
He said someone contacted him
and it was a concerned friend.
You and my husband and Julie
are the only ones
who even know about this,
Ok, look.
Um, I didn't call anybody
about this problem of yours.
I didn't even know you had
a problem until just now.
Secondly, I don't know
Lieutenant Stern,
let alone have had conversations
with him, and third,
I don't know anything
about any notes, ok?
Until you just told me just now.
Don't try and tell me...
The truth?
The truth.
You want me to lie?
You want me to tell you lies?
Well if it wasn't you
and Kurt...
Ah, Julie.
You know what though?
If she did it I'm sure
she was just looking out
for your safety.
I mean, Julie is loyal.
Yeah, you'd like to think.
Um... so I'm off the...
I'm not the suspect anymore?
Sarah, look.
We've got to talk
about something.
You really just kinda need
to relax,
let these walls come down
and trust people.
Maybe your life would get
a bit happier.
Oh, and don't miss our 10:30
with Solomon,
we can't have this campaign
explode in our faces.
we can't have this campaign
explode in our faces.
Sarah Miller's desk...
Julie, it's Kurt again.
Where the hell is my wife?
I really don't know.
She just ran off but
I'm sure she's ok.
Do you want me to go look
for her?
hold on a second.
It's mail. Nothing.
Hello again, Mr. Miller.
You called this in?
I don't know if you're
aware of this
but it's a federal crime
to report a fake bomb.
What was in the box?
Your mail.
No ticking packages.
It was there this morning.
Did anyone else see the package?
The mailman saw it,
that's why he couldn't put
my mail in the box.
Look, my wife and I are
not making this up.
Louise, did you see anybody
tampering in there?
Maybe somebody took it away
when I left.
No, it was just the mailman.
Ok, let's wrap it up!
Hey, Kurt?
Are you still there?
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Sorry, Julie.
Just let me know as soon as
my wife gets back.
Yeah, of course.
I will do.
And don't worry, everything
is gonna be fine.
If you need anything at all
just let me know, ok?
Thanks, Julie.
Who was that, Julie?
Oh good, Mrs. Miller,
you're here.
Who was on the phone?
That was your husband.
You need to call him back
right now.
You've been getting pretty
friendly with Kurt, haven't you?
Yeah, I guess.
I'm just trying to be...
Yes, Mrs. Miller.
I don't know what I'd do
without you.
I mean, you practically know
what I'm gonna do
before I even do it.
You have access to my emails,
my phone numbers,
my whole life.
If I've overstepped my
boundaries, I...
I'd say calling the police
is a little bit of an overstep,
I didn't call the police,
they called you.
Yeah, and who told them
to call me?
I don't know, probably
your husband
because of the bomb scare.
At your house.
What are you talking about?
Is everybody ok?
Yes, everyone is fine,
and from what I gathered
it was a false alarm, but
Mr. Miller sounded
really, really shaken up.
You need to call him back.
Yeah, yeah.
Get Kurt on the line.
Wait, Julie, get Lieutenant
Stern on the line first.
I gotta see him in person,
it's the 28th division, right?
Yeah, I believe so.
Ok, that's downtown.
Wait, what about your meeting
with Solomon?
Cover it for me.
I'll call Kurt from the road.
How are you going to call
Kurt without a cell phone?
I haven't had a chance to go
buy you a new one.
Well, give me yours.
Yeah, Julie, you're
my assistant.
What's the matter?
Is there something you don't
want me to see?
Thank you.
Where's she going in such
a hurry?
With my phone.
[Kurt]: It was there, I saw it, our family is in danger, Sarah!
Yeah, okay.
We can't do nothing
about this anymore!
I know.
I'm freaking out, okay.
Get back here soon!
Well, ok.
Thank god nobody was hurt!
As long as everyone's safe.
Define safe.
Teri is safe, you're ok.
I'm fine and Teri doesn't
even know.
Ok, um... well, I'm
going to be home early,
I just have to check
on something.
Be careful! Extra careful!!
I love you.
I love you too.
I mean it, I love you!
Ok, bye.
Hi. I need to speak with
Lieutenant Stern.
Are you Lieutenant Stern?
No, Captain Tanner.
And you are?
I'm Sarah Miller.
Lieutenant Stern knows who I am.
It's very important I speak
with him.
I'm afraid that's impossible.
Officer Stern died
five years ago.
It's him.
Excuse me?
What did you say?
Excuse me?
It's nothing.
Um, nothing, sorry.
Would you care to step
into my office to discuss?
No, thank you.
I must have made a mistake
with the name.
I'm sorry to have bothered you.
Look who's home early.
Look what I drew
at school today.
There's me, daddy,
and there's you.
Oh, that's beautiful.
Thank you, honey.
This is the most beautiful thing
I've seen all day.
We'll have to get it framed.
Ok, well, to celebrate this
beautiful picture you drew me,
who wants to go get ice cream?
Go grab your jacket upstairs, ok?
What's wrong?
A lot of things.
But first thing's first.
You said it was just
you and George
who saw the package
in the mail box?
No, it was some new guy.
Harold. Harold Martin.
What happened to George?
I don't know, family emergency.
All ready?
Ok. Let's go.
Let's go, come on.
You could describe him, right?
The new postman.
Yes, but he said he didn't
deliver the package.
It was already there
when he arrived.
Well maybe he can tell us
a little more.
Right over here.
Um, I'm going to need
to talk to your manager.
I'm the manager,
how can I help you?
We have a question for one
of your mail carriers.
Harold Martin?
He said he was replacing
our original mail man.
George Reiner?
About five foot nine, glasses,
talked a lot.
It's not ringing any bells.
You say he's replacing
George Reiner?
George Reiner is on vacation
but his replacement
is Nancy Johnson.
Are you sure?
Well then who the hell
is Harold Martin
and why did he have
access to our mail?
I have no idea, but he doesn't
work for us.
If you want to file a formal
No, that won't be necessary.
Thank you.
He's toying with us.
Where's Teri?
There, there!
Come on, come on!!!!
That's him!
That's the post man from
this morning.
KPJ I271.
KPJ I271.
Oh my god, please never
wander off like that again, ok?
You scared us half to death.
But I just wanted to pick
out what kind of ice cream
I wanted to have.
Uh, three large cones please.
Sure. What flavor
you folks like?
Take Teri to Louise's now!
What is it?
Just go.
Come on, let's go visit
Aunt Louise right now.
Pictures can't hurt you,
but people can.
[Door opens]
[Phone rings]
Hey, it's me. It's Julie.
Where did you disappear to?
I did my best to cover but
Mr. Solomon is really upset
that you missed the meeting.
There's talk of firing you.
Who's saying that?
Mr. Solomon.
Well, you know what?
Let him say it.
I can't worry about that
right now.
Who else knows I have
your cell, Julie?
Besides me?
Yes, besides you.
I may have mentioned it
in passing to Jackson.
Anyone else?
Like who?
Like the person trying
to destroy my life.
Ok, now you're starting to
scare me, Mrs. Miller.
Yeah, you and me both.
[Phone rings]
Sarah Miller.
Who is this?
It's Lieutenant Stern
calling again.
Lieutenant Stern is dead.
Oh, I mean it's Harold Martin from the post office.
I was just calling to see if you received my package.
There is no Harold Martin
who works at the post office.
Who the hell is this?
Well now that's the million
dollar question,
isn't it, Sarah?
What do you want from me?
Maybe I don't want anything.
Maybe someone else wants
a job done
and I'm just the guy they
hired to do it.
Situations like this, they
do arise from time to time.
Who hired you?
Now, now.
Wouldn't be much of a game
if I told you all the answers.
That's a real nice family
you've got there, Sarah.
You think you can hold on
to them?
I personally know some families who weren't so lucky.
Is that another threat?
Things happen for a reason,
It might not be obvious
at first,
but everything has a
cause and effect.
A beginning and an end.
A sender and a receiver.
It just takes a while
to figure it all out.
And the clock is ticking, Sarah.
Or wasn't my package
clear enough?
That's the thing about
your package.
I didn't receive it.
Because you took it away
before the police arrived.
Well, it wasn't meant for them.
You have to open it, Sarah.
Ok, well tell me where you
are and I'll be right over.
No need, look under the bed.
Don't worry, it's not the kind
of gift that goes "boom".
That's not my style.
Open it.
Look inside.
There's a special little something in there just for you.
Do you want money or something?
Is that what this is about?
Because I'm pretty sure
I just lost my job.
It's not about money, Sarah.
It's about family.
Family is everything.
Can you protect those nearest
and dearest to your heart?
Because you never know when
it could all just slip away.
Tick tock, Sarah.
Tick tock.
I'll see you soon.
When and where are you
gonna see me?
'Cause I'm ready, you bastard.
I'll chime back in around
nine tonight.
If you're at home.
Where did that come from?
He's been in our house.
He's been in our house again.
We have to go.
We have to pack and we have
to get Teri
and we have to get out of here.
Thanks again, Louise.
Oh, it's no problem at all.
I just hope everything's ok.
I mean, you're welcome to stay.
You guys are like family to me.
They are not your family,
I am well aware of that, Sarah.
I just thought that after
the bomb scare today...
How do you know about that?
Everybody knows about it.
They closed down
the whole block.
Louise was there when they...
Found nothing?
Oh, that's convenient.
Are you implying...
No, no, no.
Absolutely not.
Thanks again, Louise.
We're gonna get away for a
little while,
but you've been a great friend.
Look, you take care of yourself
and Teri.
If you need anything,
you call me.
I will.
Thank you.
Hey, it's me.
I've just discovered that
my office has been bugged.
The boys in blue are
watching me now
so all assignments are
on permanent hold.
It isn't safe anymore.
You're on your own.
[Sirens wailing in distance]
Room 129 around back.
Just follow me, ok?
Make sure to wash
behind your ears.
What is this?
Who are all these people?
They look like dead people
to me.
I think the message is petty
obvious, don't you?
Well, this definitely
looks like a threat now.
Something we can go
to the police with.
That's not the only threat
I received today, Kurt.
I was able to take a screen grab
of the photo this time.
Silence is golden.
Look at the picture
that came with it.
We can't go to the police.
I can't chance it,
not with you and Teri.
Who is this guy?
I don't know, that's what
I'm trying to figure out.
Who's behind him pulling
the strings?
[Phone rings]
Oh, great.
It's Victoria.
Answer it.
What is it, Vicki?
We need to talk.
It's not a good time.
Where are you?
I'm out.
Out where?
It doesn't matter where,
I'm out.
Is my daughter with you?
Teri is fine,
she's with me, yes.
Well, is she ok?
Yes, she's fine.
Well, I want to see her.
Well, you can't.
If I can't see her I'm calling child services.
Go ahead. Do it.
I don't care.
What'd she say?
Same thing she tells me
all the time.
That she's going to take Teri
away from me.
She's going to ruin my life.
She's got to wait in line, now.
If she's behind this I bet
she's jumping for joy.
Do you really think
she's in on this?
She has a good enough motive.
She wants Teri.
Of course, Louise wants Teri
and you all to herself.
I just have to worry about
Jackson, who wants my job.
Well, probably has it by now.
And Julie...
What about Julie?
That's her cell phone.
The threat came to me
on that phone.
No one knew I borrowed it
except for her.
Wait, give me your cell phone.
What're you looking for?
To see if you've been tapped.
Once they get into
someone's system
they can triangulate where you
are, access your address books,
your contacts, everything.
It's scary how easy it is.
They can get to anyone
calling you, anyone you call.
This is like a nightmare.
Yeah, except that it's real.
Just to be safe.
Betty and Cheryl are hungry.
Me too.
You want to find out what
Teri wants to eat
and I'll call take out?
Hello, Harrison Car Rentals, how can I help you?
Oh, great.
You're still open.
Well, yeah.
We shouldn't be, though.
The owner's making me
re-file everything.
It totally sucks.
I'm sorry to hear that.
This is a little bit awkward.
I had a bit of a fender bender
with one of your
rental cars today.
Oh great, more paperwork.
Well, maybe I can help out
with that.
The man that I hit was very
nice about it
and we're fixing
the damages ourselves
so that you won't be burdened
by more paperwork.
I just...
I misplaced the address
that he gave me
and I don't know where
to send the cheque.
Would you be a dear
and look it up for me?
I'm sure you have his license
on file, right?
I have the license plate number.
Are you ready?
It's KPJI271.
I think it was a gold Hyundai.
Well, I'm really not supposed to do this
but it makes my life easier, so just give me a second.
Thank you.
And in other news,
police located international
assassin Mathieu Diamond,
possibly finally solving
a string of unsolved homicides
including the two year old
murder case of Jennifer Serols.
It's registered to a Vincent Sturup at 23330 McIntosh Plaza.
Thank you so much.
Ok, bye.
...under surveillance
the last two weeks.
When police tried to bring
him in he shot at the officers
who returned fire.
Mr. Diamond was killed
during the gun play.
Mr. Mathieu Diamond was...
She says she wants burgers.
...was in actuality a contact person for an organization
of hired assassins resulting in the deaths
of at least two dozen people over the last few years.
You idiots.
Now they're gonna run.
This ends tonight.
Do you think that our guy is
involved in this?
Is this what we're mixed up in?
It's ok, Kurt.
No, no, no.
It is definitely not ok.
If this guy is a trained
assassin, a trained killer
it is not ok.
The police are on the case now.
So it's going to be ok.
We're fine here, we just
have to relax.
We're safe.
Hey, hey.
We've gotta eat, right?
I think I saw a burger place
on the way here.
You stay with Teri,
I'll run and grab something
really quick, ok?
I'll be right back.
But you saw the report,
it's too dangerous.
Ok, well I have this, remember?
Make you feel better?
And that guy, whoever it is,
he's on the run right now.
No hamburger ever killed anyone.
At least not when eaten
in moderation.
Aw, come here.
That was supposed
to make you laugh.
We're ok.
It's about family.
Family is everything.
I'll chime back in around
9:00 tonight
if you're at home.
Oh, I'll be there.
Mrs. Miller?
I needed to speak with you
about something.
You're three minutes early.
You were expecting me?
I was expecting someone.
I was really concerned
after I spoke with you today.
Well, you should have called me.
You of all people know
how to reach me.
Yeah, but it's not the kind
of thing you tell someone
over the phone.
Or with a gun pointed at them.
I'll decide that.
You were fired today.
Me too.
They let you go?
Well yeah, there's no point
in having an assistant
if there's no one there
to assist.
How did you get in here,
and when?
The door was wide open
just a minute ago.
I knocked but no one answered.
I was really worried,
Mrs. Miller.
That's it?
And I kinda needed
my phone back.
Ok, I believe you.
What's with the gun?
When you show up to your house
and find someone uninvited
walking around
you take certain precautions.
No, but there's something
else going on.
The way you've been acting
this week.
[Clock chimes]
It's nine o'clock.
[Clock continues to chimes]
[Recording] Pictures can't
hurt us, right?
[Recording] Pictures can't
hurt us.
[Recording] I love you, Sarah.
[Recording] I love you, too.
[Recording] Pictures can't
hurt us, right?
[Recording] Pictures can't
hurt us.
[Recording] I love you, Sarah.
[Recording] I love you, too.
[Recording] Pictures
can't hurt us, right?
[Recording] Pictures
can't hurt us.
[Recording] I love you, Sarah.
[Recording] I love you, too.
[Recording] Pictures
can't hurt us, right?
[Recording] Pictures
can't hurt us.
[Recording] I love you, Sarah.
[Recording] I love you, too.
[Recording] Pictures
can't hurt us, right?
Mrs. Miller, what is going on?!
You drove here, right?
Yeah, I just parked
across the street.
I have one last favor
to ask you.
I need to borrow your car.
Good evening.
What the hell?
You son of a bitch.
That's how you could get
to all my phones.
It's in Kurt's cell, I knew it.
Oh my...
Oh my...
Oh my...
Stupid cops.
[Phone rings]
Kurt, it's me.
Thank god.
Sarah, where are you?
I was going to call the police.
No, don't call the police.
The guy who's after us
used to be a cop.
I'm at his place right now,
he might still have friends
in the force.
We can't trust the police.
But I might have found proof
that can take this guy down
and put us in the clear.
I have to run back to
the house for a minute.
I need you to stay with Teri and I will be there very soon.
You can't go back to
the house, it isn't safe.
I'm going to be fine.
Everything is going to be
fine now, trust me.
I love you, Kurt.
Louise? It's Kurt.
I need another favor.
I need another favor.
[Door slams]
Hello, Mr. Miller.
Remember me?
It looks like we're out of time.
When did you get here?
I had to stop off and get gas.
So here we are.
Where's Teri?
She's safe.
A friend is watching her.
Safe. For how long?
What's in the bag, Sarah?
You know who I am?
Well, I know who you are,
too, Mr. Sturup.
That surveillance system,
pretty good set-up.
State of the art.
Open the bag.
Ah, my past life.
It feels good to come clean.
You should try it.
Why are you doing this to us?
Did Victoria hire you?
The ex-wife?
No, Mr. Miller.
She doesn't have anything
to do with it.
Where's Julie?
What did you do with her?
Oh, thank god!
There you are!
[Fighting grunts]
[Screams in pain]
[Fighting grunts]
[Fighting grunts]
Jennifer Serols.
Your daughter, I know.
You killed her like you killed
all the others you monster!
Get off my wife!
Wait, let me explain.
Let me explain.
You don't know...
[Screams in pain]
You did it, you stopped him!
Yes, with your help.
There's another gun over
there under the couch.
Go, I'll watch him
Oh my god!
What are you doing here?
What are you doing here?
[muffled sounds]
I think now we call the cops!
Not quite yet.
Watch out!
Well, this was going
to happen inevitably.
However unfortunate the
covers are always discovered.
I told you to stay away, honey.
I don't understand.
Your wife is a killer.
She murdered my daughter.
That was your fault, not mine.
You were getting too close
with your investigation.
Why her?
Why not me?
Because killing a cop
makes matters worse.
Killing his daughter
makes it personal,
therefore removing you
from the case.
It's police procedure, Vincent,
you know that!
Sit down!
Sit down!
You killed everyone
in those photographs?
They were assignments.
It wasn't personal.
I'm a pro.
Your job in the city,
our family.
That was my cover.
One's got to keep a low profile
in this business.
Who's going to suspect a married
woman with a child?
You certainly didn't.
Put that on.
Who are you?
Ah, ah, ah Mr. Officer.
How did you find me?
Mathieu, I imagine.
You're right.
After Jenny's death
they took me off the case.
I quit the force.
I've been looking for you
ever since.
[Kurt]: You okay?
Hey! Don't move!
You know, Mathieu called me
a few days ago.
Hired me to take you out.
Of course I know.
I ordered the hit.
On yourself?
After I tapped his phones
I knew he'd reach out to his
number one employee.
That's how I located this house.
I just didn't know which one
of you was the killer.
You triangulated my location
using my private cell?
That's smart.
You didn't come for me.
Well, you kept me pretty busy
the last few days,
didn't you, honey?
Wait, what private cell?
There was a reason I didn't want
your little brat in my closet.
What is that?
What I was coming to get
when I found
Julie snooping around
here tonight.
Yeah, it's her private line
to Mathieu Diamond.
No, it's a secure line to me.
Calls come in,
they don't go out.
It's a safety precaution
Mathieu made
in case I was tracked down and
it couldn't get back to him.
But then I saw the news tonight,
apparently your boys
found another way.
[Voice mail] Hey, it's me.
I've just discovered that my office has been bugged.
The boys in blue are
watching me now
so all assignments are
on permanent hold.
It's not safe anymore.
You're on your own.
That I am.
Nice working with you, Mathieu.
What are you planning to do?
Time to move on.
Cover's been blown,
police are moving in,
escape plan is now in effect.
I was planning to not survive
the night.
Now I'm afraid neither
of us can.
I mentioned I had to stop
off for gas.
I imagine tomorrow's headline
will read something like
"poor, aspiring novelist
Kurt Miller and his wife Sarah
were found murdered
in their suburban home
late last night,
victims of ex-police officer
Vincent Sturup
who, in a psychotic fit of rage,
decided to take the law
into his own hands.
Then, in an attempt
to conceal his actions,
he started a fire that consumed
himself as well."
I think it's brilliant.
I mean, really, it's pretty
close to the truth.
Except Sarah Miller the deceased
will be played by the newcomer,
Julie Kriegel.
By the time they discover
they're your burned remains,
I'll be far away from here,
a new car, a new life,
a new identity.
[Struggle ensues]
Nice try, honey.
I understand, I know
you're upset ok?
I promise to kill you last,
[fighting grunts]
Time to finish this.
Honey, what're you doing?
You're not going to kill me.
Kurt, you love me, right?
[Cocks gun]
Past tense.
You know it's not so easy
to murder someone.
It takes a certain type
of person to be a killer.
And you, sweetie,
you aren't that person.
Like I said, Mrs. Miller.
You're fired.
I feel like I should thank you
and apologize.
I don't really want
to do either.
I feel the same way, so why
don't we just leave it at that?
Take care of that little girl.
How are you?
I'll be fine.
I don't know what to say.
You saved my life.
You saved mine, first.
I guess that makes us even.
Although I am still
out of a job.
Well, all of this does give
me an idea for a new novel,
and I could use an assistant.
Someone with intimate
knowledge of the material.
How's your health plan?
It's improving by the minute.
Come here, come here, come here,
come here!!!!
Oh, ho, ho...
My one and only love.
Hi, baby.
[Police radio]
[snapping photos]
[Police radio]