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To Protect and Torture


“To Protect and Torture”

Genre: Thriller drama


A veteran interrogation specialist protects his family from corrupt city's servants by any means necessary, including his oldest weapon and biggest sin—torture.


GRANT and PAIGE’s daughter BECKY gets hit by a police car under dubious circumstances, which resurfaces Paige’s army-related neurologic problems, and Grant sees no other option as to get those responsible for Becky’s accident.

Grant sneaks into a police station as a rookie officer and gets SKULL, DOPE, and CASH as his mentors when Skull’s smartphone, full of his incriminating data, ends in Becky’s hands who recovers in a hospital. Skull setups Grant to kill a suspected child molester in self-defense, which was no self-defense, as Grant discovers later. Grant saves Paige at the last moment, just when Skull finds Becky in the hospital, but not his smartphone, because Grant took it.

Grant finds out that Skull holds Becky hostage and offers her in exchange for his phone. Out of options, Grant uses his army skills to get Skull’s daughter. Outnumbered, Grant confronts Cash, Dope, and Skull, who plans to finish Grant when a surprise visitor, Paige, takes out Cash and Dope. With Becky’s help, Grant and Paige outsmart Skull, who at the end almost kills his daughter, who jumped in to save Becky, realizing what kind of a monster her father is.

Written by: Zvonko Leskovar,


Information for the Audience: 

Writer: Zvonko Leskovar

Directed by: Lance Kawas

Directed by: 
Lance Kawas
Writing credits: 
Zvonko Leskovar
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