Vengeance: A Love Story
Logline: On the Fourth of July, twelve-year-old Bethie Maguire flags down Niagara Falls Police officer John Dromoor. Bethie’s mother, Teena, has been brutally raped by four meth heads, was left for dead, and is being nursed back to health by her mother, Agnes, a strong, fierce advocate for her daughter and granddaughter who has taken on the responsibility of caring for them. Bethie’s testimony, along with the evidence collected, should be enough to put the boys in jail for life. However, the parents of the rapists hire the nationally renowned criminal defense attorney, Jay Kirkpatrick, who shifts the focus of evidence away from the defendants and puts the spotlight on the plaintiff, Teena, her sobriety, parenting, and sexual promiscuity. During the trial of the defendants, Agnes fights for Teena’s innocence as her granddaughter Bethie clings onto her. Moving at a relentless, compelling pace, “Vengeance: A Love Story” reveals how an act of unbelievable and raw brutality twists the lives of three generations of women, and sets Detective Dromoor on his own course of police vigilante justice.
Directed by: Johnny Martin
Cast: Nicolas Cage (“Detective Dromoor”), Don Johnson (“Jay Kirkpatrick”), Deborah Kara Unger (“Agnes Kevecki”), Anna Hutchison (“Teena Maguire”), Talitha Bateman (“Bethie Maguire”)