Death Sentence (2007 film)

Death Sentence is a 2007 American action drama film loosely based on the 1975 novel of the same name by Brian Garfield. Directed by Saw director James Wan, the film stars Kevin Bacon as Nick Hume, a man who takes the law into his own hands after his son is murdered by a gang as an initiation ritual. Hume must protect his family from the gangs resulting vengeance. The film premiered on August 31, 2007, and was released on DVD on January 8, 2008.

Nick identifies Joe in a lineup, but while meeting with the district attorney, hes upset that the DA hopes to present a strong enough case that the defense will cut a deal for a meretoyears in jail. The DA explains that Nick is the only witness, there were no surveillance cameras, and the defense could gain sympathy for Darley. At a pretrial hearing, Nick recants his identification so that Joe will go free. He follows the gang to see where they hide out, later returning and stabbing Joe upon finding him alone. The next morning, the gang leader, Billy Garrett Hedlund, wants revenge. After quickly discounting members of other gangs as culprits, one says that his sister saw a man in a suit that night. Confirming it was Nick from a picture published in a newspaper, and seeing where he works, they ambush him the next day on the street. After chasing him through alleys, a restaurant, then to the top of a multistory parking garage, Nick gets into a fight with one of the members, trapping him in a car and sending him over the edge of the lot.The next day, one of the gang members then arrives at the office where Nick works to deliver Nicks suitcase which he dropped during the chase. Nick calls a phone number found in the case, which belongs to the gang leader Billy. Billy warns that Nick has bought a death sentence for his family, and reveals that Joe Darley was his brother. Nick immediately calls the police detective assigned to Brendans case, Jessica Wallis Aisha Tyler, who was already aware of what Nick started. She grants Nicks family police protection and issues APBs on Billy and his gang. That night, the officers watching over the family are stealthily killed, but by the time Nick realizes, he finds the gang members have already made their way inside. They attack and subdue Nick, then drag Helen and Luke downstairs to shoot them all. ........

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