A tough as nails private investigator (Malone) squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well…
MALONE (Thomas Jane) is a legendary hired gun. Some say gangsters killed his family, and tried to kill him, but he was too tough to die. Other stories are worse…much worse, but only he knows the truth. His mythic reputation precedes him, inspiring awe in even the worst criminals. His agent of sorts, MURPH (Leland Orser), has sent him to retrieve a briefcase from a five star hotel. A simple job, right? Wrong. Malone enters the hotel to find a slew of thugs and hitmen waiting for him. He tears into them and finds his way to the case. Angry at being sent into a shootout, he pries open the case to see it’s contents – and is shocked at what he finds. After going to the nursing home where his mom GLORIA patches him up, Malone returns to Murph and demands to know who hired him, but Murph won’t say. Murph in turn demands to know what’s in the case that’s so valuable. “The meaning of love,” Malone says cryptically. Murph finally reveals, after much persuasion, who hired him. It’s EVELYN (Elsa Pataky), a classic beauty with a secret past. She has to deliver the case to a gangster with a reputation as big as Malone’s, WHITMORE (Gregory Harrison), or Whitmore’s army of goons will kill her brother SAMMY.
Whitmore gathers his best soldiers, including the hulking brute BOULDER (Ving Rhames) and the knife-wielding MAULER (Chris Yen) and tells them to go after the case. He has no idea what’s inside, claims he didn’t hire Malone, but he has a hunch it contains work visas for a group of immigrant girls he wants to use as hookers in his various sex clubs. They call in MATCHSTICK (Doug Hutchison), a psychotic pyromaniac, to help them, and set out to find Malone.
Malone accompanies Evelyn to the drop-off, an abandoned carnival, where she finds her brother Sammy tied up on the merry-go-round. The Mauler appears and stabs Sammy. He utters his dying words to Malone, “Sister,” and a spectacular and chase ensues. Fed up with Evelyn, Malone dumps her on the side of the road, prefering to work alone. Evelyn heads to Murph’s house, hoping he can help.
Boulder, Matchstick, and the Mauler arrive and kill Murph. Evelyn gets away and finds Malone, and the two of them continue their journey towards a showdown with Whitmore. Everywhere they go, Whitmore’s thugs are right behind them, ruthlessly tracking them. Bullets, fists, and knives fly as Malone wrestles with the meaning of Sammy’s dying words and struggles to protect the contents of the case.
Finally, he handcuffs Evelyn to the radiator in his apartment for her own protection, and heads for a showdown with Whitmore back at the carnival. But it’s a trap, and Malone finds himself captured and at the mercy of Matchstick and the Mauler. When he escapes, he finds that Whitmore has taken Evelyn, and he teams up with an unlikely ally to head to Whitmore’s penthouse and rescue her.
“Give ‘em Hell, Malone” is a roller-coaster ride of action and thrills, featuring smart and tough heroes and villains straight out of classic noir. The mystery surrounding the case and its contents will keep audiences guessing until the very end. From Russell Mulcahy, the director of “Highlander” and “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”, “Give ‘em Hell, Malone” is sure to please audiences worldwide.