The Killing Machines
When a Gulf War hero loses his wife to a gunman, he becomes a killer for hire for the mob. During his years of mourning he trains his 9 year old and 11year old to follow in his violent footsteps. When their dad is set up by the mob for murder, the girls (with the help of their retired assassin uncle) have to finish the mob's dirty work to free their dad.
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Running Time: 98 minutes
Medium: Digital DV
CAST & CREW
Co-Producers:Betsy McGarry, Steve Pidel, Marisa Miles, Jack Casadone
Editor: Jack Casadone
Cast: Heather Braverman, Roxayne Wolf, Morgan Baker, Sam Schreiber, Dave Gold
Cinematographer: Steve Pidel
Distributor: Worldwide - Loose Cannon
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company
It’s Saturday morning. At 6am a covert operation is in progress. An elite team of soldiers dressed in stealth black is approaching a private compound. Is it a S.W.A.T. team? Special Forces? Navy Seals? No! It’s Nina and Roxy Meyers, a 9 year old and an 11 year old armed and ready to die for one cause; to save their dad from a life sentence in jail.
It all began 3 years ago when Jane Meyers was killed at the family owned deli. Joe Meyers, distraught by the loss of his wife, hires his older brother Willie “The Breadman” Meyers, known assassin for the mob, to teach him how to kill.
Once Meyers became a killing master, the mob hired him to start his own mission of death. Meyers thought the best idea to infiltrate certain locations was to use a new tactic -- use his young daughters to take out some of the most wanted targets of the mob.
The action begins when Joe Meyers, after being set up by the mob, is arrested and taken into custody. Nina, Joe’s 9 year old, immediately goes to Giovanni Putani (the head of the upstate New York cartel) and demands that they get her dad out. No one seems to take Nina all that seriously; until Nina pulls a gun on Giovanni and threatens to blow his brains out.
Meyers had told Giovanni that the girls were killers, but Giovanni never believed him until he was looking down the barrel of the 9 year old’s gun. Giovanni immediately understood the unbelievable potential of the little girls. He makes a deal with the daughters -- they are to kill five bad guys for Giovanni and the mob. In exchange, Giovanni would not testify against Joe Meyers, therefore allowing him to go free.
That was the price they would have to pay for their dad’s freedom. The girls agree to the contract, and "The Killing Machines" begins.