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Run Time: 95 minutes
Michael Connelly is a newbie in the Cleveland Police Department. However, his family name is well known among its ranks. Michael’s father was a longtime member of the force, but he disgraced the uniform after a drug scandal revealed he was crooked. Determined to escape the shadow of his dad’s abysmal reputation, Michael convinces his reluctant boss to make him lead detective on a major case. A million dollars of drugs were stolen from police custody, and the prior detective on the assignment was murdered. For both Michael and the CPD, there’s a lot at stake. His investigation soon points towards a crime network that will prove difficult to infiltrate. He’ll also face resistance from a police department that wants to maintain the status quo. Along the way, Michael will learn more about his father than he ever knew before. At its core, THE ASSASSIN’S CODE is a film about proving yourself. It’s also an action-packed crime thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. —E.F.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:50 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Local Heroes Competition
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David A. Armstrong
David A. Armstrong holds an M.F.A. in cinematography from the American Film Institute and a B.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. He served as director of photography for the “Saw” film franchise, one of the largest-grossing horror film franchises in history. Armstrong is a film industry veteran, with credits on over 100 feature film and television productions.
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