Jimmy (Liam Neeson) and Shawn (Ed Harris) grew up together in New York City, idolizing the local gangsters. Jimmy became a hit man while Shawn became the boss. These two are so tight, that when Jimmy is forced to kill Shawn’s son, Danny (Boyd Holbrook), because Danny tries to kill Jimmy’s son, Michael (Joel Kinnaman), Jimmy takes Danny’s mobile phone off his dead body and calls Shawn with it to tell him the news.
See, Danny’s a hothead who made an unauthorized drug deal with some Armenians. Instead of paying them in cash, he paid them with bullets. Then, in the kind of convenient coincidence you find only in movies, Michael witnesses Danny shooting one the Armenians (maybe it was two -- it was dark) because ...
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