In this mystery drama, John Rosow (Michael Shannon) serves as the protagonist--a former New York City police officer working as a private investigator in Chicago. He is hired to follow Frank Wood (Harold Fullmer). Rosow soon uncovers that Wood is one of the listed missing persons from the Twin Towers collapse on 9/11. Rosow is promised $500,000 if he delivers Wood back to his wife.
Rosow follows Wood on a long train ride from Chicago to
Los Angeles. Rosow
captures Wood and brings him to New York. However, Wood is not so keen on the idea of reuniting with his wife. The final question is, will Rosow compel him to do so? Believe
me, it's not worth seeing the film to learn that answer or hope to
understand the film's meaning.
The atmosphere of the film is similar to the Ellery Queen detective stories
of yesteryear, but the result is not nearly as good. The scenes
were overwhelmingly shot in dim light, and I found the short, gravelly
conversations provided at a low decibel level difficult to understand.