Straight Down Low

By Omeleto

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Director Zach Wechter offers a compelling mashup of film noir, gritty urban drama and a dash of Shakespeare, complete with elegantly hard-boiled writing and sharp performances.

A teen student with a rep as a high school detective is working away at a library when an entrancing femme fatale type entices him onto a “case,” trying to solve a local murder and prevent a false accusation.

As he makes his way through the trail of clues, he gets deeper into a world of deception, corruption and heightened emotions that reveals a tangle of murky passion and desire.

The film is a riff on classic film noir, transported to a young modern milieu. Like other noir classics, the dialogue is hard-edged and full of rhythm and style, the lighting is moody and expressionistic and the score and camerawork are excellent all around.

Overall, “Straight Down Low” is a fresh, well-crafted pulse-pounding tale of crime and passion, just like the old-school classics, it’s inspired from. Compelling and smart, the movie’s 20 minutes are packed with suspense and style — and will keep you on the edge of your seat until its surprising conclusion.

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00:12

two households both alike in dignity in

00:18

fair Brooks I will relay our scene

00:22

and in Brookside

00:25

dignities are you got

00:40

I won’t lie I’m no good at it

00:49

I wasn’t gonna do this case for them

00:53

I wasn’t gonna do it for the gangsters

00:55

because the only thing worse than a

00:57

gangster that doesn’t like you it’s one

01:00

that does I wasn’t gonna do it for the

01:04

deck here because I never knew and I

01:08

wasn’t gonna do it for Tyson because I

01:09

knew him and he was an asshole that sure

01:17

as hell wasn’t gonna do it for her

01:26

that’s a big book it has a lot of

01:31

pictures Shakespeare that for class not

01:36

really good happy by something I was

01:40

looking for you and I found you I

01:43

thought maybe you wanted a book you’re

01:46

mad at me not anymore

01:50

I found another lab partner I’m not a

01:55

good student not like you that’s why I’m

01:58

here Tyson’s in trouble spare me the

02:03

details you know how I worry last night

02:08

someone killed a Mexican kid who was

02:11

hitting up the apartments the Bandidos

02:14

think that Tyson did it well for

02:18

everyone’s sake I hope he did because

02:20

those guys don’t miss look I’m not

02:26

asking you because I think you should do

02:28

it I’m asking you because he’s innocent

02:32

and you’re the only one who can

02:39

you take the case

02:48

I was gonna do it cuz I can’t lie what

02:50

for good goddamn and if I can’t then no

02:53

one can and if there was one thing I

02:56

knew right then and there it was that

02:59

someone was lying

03:10

Tyson’s place is right there

03:13

I set up with the system again

03:16

maybe both pigs open up I didn’t know

03:27

that their kid but I knew his brother

03:29

Carlos ran the east side and kept the

03:32

West siders on the west side

03:37

the main difference between a Westside

03:39

killer in a eastside Bandido besides the

03:41

color of the skin and the color of their

03:42

hoodies was absolutely nothing Tyson and

03:46

Carlos as people would trade bullets

03:48

until there were no more bullets or no

03:50

more people didn’t bother me there

03:54

amaura had taken note with Tyson but

03:56

bother me was that she seemed to really

03:59

like this is the guy I told you about

04:04

the student you got a name student

04:08

Socrates and I have some questions for

04:11

you what you drink is Stewie coffee so

04:28

so but he saw heir apparent still on

04:31

your block with an eye in the back of

04:34

his head and one of your 45 slugs beside

04:36

you but in what makes it really funny is

04:39

how you didn’t do it damn right it

04:43

wasn’t me personally I think me shoot

04:47

him in the head getting wet back heart

04:49

attack you yeah he must have been scared

04:51

but then again it must have took a lot

04:54

of balls to come on the Westside alone

04:56

it’s almost like you wanted to do all I

04:59

know sport was wrong color in the wrong

05:01

place at the right time yeah you know

05:04

maybe you should sedan you late

05:06

top mmm birds and the bees she maintains

05:09

this girlís notion that her sweetheart

05:13

isn’t a murderer look uncle I appreciate

05:17

you coming out here would you cock out

05:18

your magnifying glass and shit but this

05:20

ain’t your fight oh if it’s a fight you

05:21

want what are you gonna get your name’s

05:24

ringing out both sides of the boulevard

05:27

Who am I supposed to be afraid of the

05:29

police up the police they get a lineup

05:31

together by Christmas I believe in Santa

05:33

but you you dropped the big man’s little

05:36

brother in peace time for painting the

05:38

picture on the wall come on Carlos is

05:42

doing his own investigation you should

05:44

see his magnifying

05:49

use a guy like you who could it you’ll

05:53

see what you’re gonna find by the

05:54

bathroom coffee goes right through me

06:01

your epic they be real simple boy knew

06:06

what he was putting up when he stepped

06:07

to the whistle at 3:00 a.m. and

06:11

brookside everything be real simple

06:16

young you know I can’t blame a burr it’s

06:24

awfully cute the way you crinkle your

06:26

nose when you’re lying

06:34

can I get a lid

06:47

he’s not normally like that oh yeah

06:49

what’s he like it’s not so tough to miss

06:51

his front for his boys that’s not the

06:53

really happy sure you wrote the keys to

06:55

have a guy who she would today’s kid the

06:56

eyeball because somebody told me he was

06:58

what he’s trying to protect me protect

07:03

you why did you kill him oh who did

07:09

somebody else doesn’t you

07:15

I don’t know who she is but he was with

07:20

someone last night picked the right

07:23

night spear restless

07:25

you don’t understand

07:28

it wasn’t the first time

07:33

you saw her I heard her I went to his

07:38

house last night he came out of the

07:40

bathroom and I know there was somebody

07:42

if it could have been a radio app but it

07:43

was the radio and she turned it off the

07:46

roads we didn’t hear be crappy

07:54

okay listen

07:56

stay by your phone wait for my phone

07:58

call tonight

08:04

I need the only honest person that

08:06

brookside on my team you understand

08:18

save the ink

08:23

I don’t forget

08:30

just want you to know he ended it last

08:32

night he promised me

08:43

you go like this as I saw it Tyson was

08:59

crossing the boulevard for one or two

09:01

reasons that was a taqueria so good he

09:04

paid with his life well there was

09:06

someone on the east side who could save

09:08

it enticing in at the last night that

09:11

she could had a long walk home and from

09:13

the looks of things without a sweatshirt

09:48

hey you love just getting for the

09:52

bathroom Coffee goes right

10:18

Timbuk says you hit me

10:39

you owe me ten bucks

10:44

all right get the Timbo

10:47

you gotta use your hand swamp with your

10:54

forearm that’s there

10:57

you don’t play football do you little

10:59

man since I was six but I’m a little bit

11:03

better with my glasses

11:06

give it here Holmes first

11:16

[Applause]

11:21

little whines brother

11:24

we need to talk about what little man

11:29

Tyson is here after the eulogy he Boston

11:33

I’m sorry Holmes

11:34

don’t apologize I never liked the guy

11:36

anyway dad when there’s a war going on I

11:40

have to take the long way home you

11:42

misunderstand little man this shit is

11:44

between me and Tyson he wants to stand

11:46

behind his boys like a bitch their blood

11:48

is on his hand walk over there like it’s

11:49

World War three and it will be I can get

11:54

you Tyson that’s just a little time you

11:57

have business plans maybe for the

12:00

killers it’s not my business

12:02

this is pleasure Tyson I hear something

12:05

what’s it got little man you contacts

12:12

orally okay so you want some time

12:22

of ten minutes I’m afraid that’s all I

12:30

I’ll get you Tyson

12:32

park off 10th Street and save a seat

12:35

he’ll be riding shotgun by midnight you

12:42

remind me of her Neto he loved books

12:45

beautiful things and he walks on the

12:47

wrong side of town never should have

12:51

been on the list he never should have

12:53

been in the west side he never should

12:55

have been in Brookside Holmes

12:57

he knew it it tore him apart he wasn’t

13:01

like us any of us that’s why they killed

13:04

him understand yeah Bible easy on the

13:13

boys let’s go

13:22

I think maybe you should leave he’s

13:29

starting to get dark people around here

13:32

might think that you are yeah

15:01

amber call him tell you need to talk to

15:07

five minutes is office

15:10

patelliday no who’s in the bathroom

15:13

you don’t need to know it’s all in my

15:17

maybe add the bridge tight there the

15:19

choice to pick you just doesn’t know it

15:43

what’s in a name

15:45

with that wish we call a rose by any

15:47

other name smelly sweet what fuck is

15:55

Amber not here it’s just me and our

16:00

friend bill here

16:07

she bring me one of your library books

16:10

how to get up in everybody shit

16:12

Baumeister fucking student it’s now by

16:16

it’s sort of once I thought you might

16:20

I don’t just nothing your scrawny little

16:23

Sherlock Holmes s could do for me

16:25

forever for any of us

16:31

you never should have left a library

16:33

motherfucker may not have no way don’t

16:37

belong this is proof I’ll put that ad

16:50

for the little walls I never said it was

16:56

you know I don’t know how you do it I’m

16:59

not much good at it myself

17:01

like but are you you had the badness and

17:06

they kill us by in the Brooklyn Bridge

17:07

you almost had me what I can’t

17:12

understand is how you got her Sam

17:25

what you do

17:39

but if I’m not out there by midnight she

17:42

reads a story about two lovers whose

17:45

stars were crossed you don’t have a

17:48

fucking clue do you

17:49

actually I have for your red sweatshirt

17:52

in the black when it wants the graffiti

17:55

on the bridge poorly but admirably

17:57

forced Amber’s proof of your innocence

18:00

the alleged mistress in the bathroom

18:03

your alibi and your victim he fell too

18:07

hard for you but you to give a good

18:08

goddamn about him and you shot him it

18:14

was just a kid

18:20

no I meant the book Church

18:29

as we speak Carlos is cross from the

18:32

boulevard 10-man strong but if you were

18:36

out of here by midnight this all ends

18:40

his words not mine I want all this is

18:45

the truth because I can’t lie I’m no

18:50

good at it you walk out of here you

18:54

welcome to your grave but I take your

18:57

story to mine straight down low

19:12

tell avoid the like a soldier you hear

19:22

Tyson he didn’t sit there and watch you

19:27

paint the West I read when did you kill

19:31

him killing the first day I met him

20:21

i watch his house last night he came out

20:24

of the bathroom and I know there was

20:25

somebody in there I know wasn’t him we

20:28

never should have been in Brookside

20:29

somebody else does – no torn apart

20:33

understand

20:35

you saw her I heard about already yo

20:38

amber bust the radio it just turned it

20:52

just want you to know he ended it last

20:54

night he promised me

21:03

he didn’t sit there and watching painful

21:08

when did you kill her

21:10

killed in the first day a minute so

21:18

don’t have a fucking clue do you

22:14

and time there’s no such thing as a

22:21

there’s only the truth and why used to

22:37

hi there can I help you find something

22:42

no thanks I already found it

22:47

some are eating for mr. Cooper’s English

22:57

and thanks for trying

23:04

hey amber you were right about Tyson he

23:11

didn’t do it you know it doesn’t matter

23:21

I do was she who was in the bathroom and

23:31

what I said before about being no good

23:35

at lying you’re right

23:40

it doesn’t matter well that wasn’t

23:44

exactly true

23:55

do you have Pride and Prejudice yeah

24:07

how did you end up here everything

24:09

seemed so clear something you must have

24:11

missed why are you laying there waiting

24:12

for him to say something else nothing is

24:13

left to say all that is left is pain

24:15

still you do nothing but lay in nice

24:16

weather to saw the light how many tears

24:18

to cry how many times to wake – silent

24:20

hostility posing asleep that you thought

24:21

would fix all of the stones and sticks

24:22

hurled at bones and bricks and figured

24:24

this time would be different but clearly

24:25

it’s all the same didn’t he call your

24:26

name once was that in the dream feels

24:28

like a million years ago what was it

24:29

yesterday what did he swear you say

24:31

something about houses plague Pride and

24:32

Prejudice swaying in the track you’re

24:33

always on you know it won’t be long how

24:35

much can you be wrong before he realizes

24:37

you’re human and you got a hard to get

24:38

on everything here is stones break you

24:39

down to the bone one day he’ll wake up

24:41

and you will be gone this is hustlers

24:45

shit no love lost just blood no tuk guns

24:49

toss what’s in the name keep it out your

24:52

mouth swallow your tongue what you

24:54

talking about what side is you on the

24:57

game don’t wait what set you claim the

25:00

same old steak and it’s beef if he wants

25:02

to jump motherfuckers

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