No Good Deed
Taglines: First he gets into your house. Then he gets into your head.
A lonely mother, invites a handsome car accident victim into her home. Desperate for a little attention, she doesn’t realize she’s entertaining a sociopathic, yet charming escape convict. In one terrorizing night her life completely changes as she fight for her own life and the life of her children.
No Good Deed is an American thriller film directed by Sam Miller and written by Aimée Lagos. The film stars Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Kate del Castillo, Mark Smith, Henry Simmons, Wilbur Fitzgerald and Frank Brennan. The film was released on September 12, 2014.
About the Story
Colin Evans (Idris Elba) is denied parole, five years into serving a prison term for manslaughter, having killed a man and five women. However, he escapes while being returned to prison, shooting a guard and driver in the process.
Terri Granger (Taraji P. Henson) is at home with her baby Sam and young daughter Ryan. Her best friend Meg (Leslie Bibb) suggests that Terri relax by sharing a girls night with her. Terri’s husband Jeffrey (Henry Simmons) arrives home just long enough to pack for a trip to visit his father, and is unhelpful and impatient with Terri despite his assurances that he loves her.
In Atlanta, Colin stalks a woman named Alexis (Kate del Castillo), who was his fiancee before he went to jail. He confronts her with evidence that she has been unfaithful; after she admits to sleeping with another man, he violently murders her. Later, Colin crashes his van in a storm and walks to Terri’s home, arriving at dinner time and asking for her help in getting a tow truck. She invites him inside and tends to a wound on his forehead, while he charms her and Ryan. He opens up about his fiancee having cheated on him.
Meg arrives with wine and is attracted to Colin. They share the wine and Colin uses the opportunity of a shared smoke break to manipulate Meg into doubting Terri’s honesty before murdering Meg with a shovel and hiding her body. Colin tells Terri that Meg left, but Terri sees Meg’s umbrella is still in the house. She also realizes that the phone lines are cut and the kitchen knives are missing.
After getting Colin away from Ryan, she attacks him with a fire extinguisher but is unable to escape with the children before he recovers. Holding Terri at gunpoint, Colin forces her to stand in the shower as he washes himself, then makes her undress and change her clothes. Terri expects him to rape her, but he does not. She again attacks him, managing to stab him, but fails to escape.
No Good Deed
Directed by: Sam Miller
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons, Mirage Moonschein, Tatom Pender
Screenplay by: Aimee Lagos
Production Design by: Chris Cornwell
Cinematography by: Michael Barrett
Film Editing by: Randy Bricker, Jim Page
Costume Design by: Keith G. Lewis
Set Decoration by: Melinda Sanders
Music by: Paul Haslinger
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence, menace, terror, and for language.
Studio: Sony ScreenGems
Release Date: September 12, 2014