Pound of Flesh
- Street Date:
- November 15th, 2011
- Movie Release Year:
- MPAA Rating:
- Cult Epics
- 0 Minutes
- Release Country
- United States
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Malcolm McDowell, Angus Macfadyen, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Timothy Bottoms, and Dee Wallace
Tamar Simon Hoffs
Barden College's most revered professor, Noah Melville (Malcolm McDowell), meets his tragic downfall in the shoddy underworld where sex meets scholarship, in Tamar Simon Hoffs' dark comedic thriller.
Professor Melville teaches the most popular Shakespeare class at the idyllic college. His beautiful wife and daughter adore him, as do his students. Yet all is not as it seems. Between lectures, the professor runs an upscale escort service using gorgeous coeds whose steep tuition is financed through Melville's prestigious "Scholarship" program. Pillars of the community, faculty, and the school's wealthy chairman of the board, Cameron Morris (Timothy Bottoms), are among Melville's satisfied clients.
Charges of abuse of force have relegated hardened Detective Patrick Kelly (Angus Macfadyen) to a lowly desk job in Barden, where his only distraction is his feisty boss, Sergeant Rebecca Ferraro (Elizabeth Rodriguez). When an unidentified young woman's body is found near campus, Kelly intuitively suspects the cocky Professor in the crime. A late night alcohol driven brawl unexpectedly implicates Cameron.
Kelly and Ferraro's rough interrogation is stunted by the Chief of Police, who deems the case closed. Furious, Kelly relentlessly seeks justice for the dead girl, leading to Melville's arrest for pandering.
Tortured by the specter of a long prison sentence, the professor flees. Taking the law into his own hands, Kelly, driven by his own skeletons, is determined to track Melville down at any cost, even losing his job. The sensualist professor and the disgraced detective will meet and duel to a brutal conclusion filled with unexpected revelations.