A neo-noir homage to 1970’s American Crime Cinema, The Midnighters tells the story of former expert safecracker Victor Lustig who has just been released from prison after a thirty-five-year stretch. Now an old man, with no idea how to live in the new world, all Vic wants to do is pick up some money long owed to him and live out his days in peace, quiet and comfort. When his old co-conspirator Louis breaks the news that the cash in long gone, Vic’s retirement plan goes up in smoke. Altogether lost and unsure what his next move should be, Vic turns to advice from his old prison co-hort Chester, who tries in vain to help his frightened friend sort things out. It isn’t until Victor gets a surprise visit from his long lost son Danny that his future begins to become clear. It seems that Danny has followed in Vic’s footsteps, and has gotten himself in heavy debt to dangerous Russian gangsters Orion and Vadik. Now Vic has a life-altering decision to make: accept his new life playing out the string in a world he no longer understands… or risk his life by utilizing every bit of his old street skills to save the son he never knew.
Starring Larry Cedar, Charles Dierkop, Jack Gogreve
Director Julian Fort