A Quiet Night
Late one night a taxi driver is thrown into a situation where he could lose his life. Hijacked, he is caught in a struggle between money and murder. Will he live to see another day?
Phil Hearn is pushing 40 and feels every minute of it. He didn’t plan to have six kids and work a second job driving taxis to feed them all but that’s how his life is shaping up. One stormy night in the city, Hatu runs out of the shadows and hijacks Phil’s taxi in desperation, he’s on the run… and he’s bleeding……bad. Phil obeys Hatu’s demands to be taken to Lyttleton, but upon arrival Hatu promptly drops dead in the taxi. Phil thinks he’s off the hook until Hatu’s cell phone starts ringing. On the other end is Wazza, a skinhead who’s just lost a weeks worth of dope money to some punk called Hatu. Wazza is angry. A bully with “ nothin to lose” he convinces Phil that his life is at risk if he doesn’t give his “fuggin” money back. Phil relents and travels back into the city to meet Wazza. Phil must act fast to get rid of both the money and Wazza……..to get out of this alive he’s going to have to come up something good. At breakneck speed will Phil Hearn achieve his ultimate triumph and live to see another day?
2000 - Sydney International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival