2nd Chance

In 1969 a bankrupt pizzeria owner, Richard Davis, invented the modern-day bulletproof vest. To prove that it worked, he shot himself - point blank - 192 times. He launched Second Chance, which became the largest body armor company in the world, saving over 3,000 lives. Charming and brash, Davis became a celebrity figure among police and gun owners across the country. But when a police officer dies wearing a Second Chance vest, Davis’s friend and employee becomes a government whistleblower in a case against the company. This exploration of Davis’ rise and fall reveals a man of contradictions, decades of reckless lies and threats and the nature of power and impunity in America.

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Film Screenings

Mar 14, 2022
9:00pm10:29pm
Mar 15, 2022
6:30pm7:59pm
Mar 16, 9:00am CDT – Mar 18, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:29am
Availability:United States
Mar 19, 2022
2:15pm3:44pm

Credits

Director:

Ramin Bahrani

Executive Producer:

Joshua Oppenheimer, Myles Estey, Marlon Vogelgesang, Bahareh Azimi

Producer:

Daniel Turcan, Johnny Galvin, Charles Dorfman, Ramin Bahrani, Jacob Grodnik

Screenwriter:

Ramin Bahrani

Cinematographer:

Adam Stone

Editor:

Aaron Wickenden

Music:

T. Griffin

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Daniel Turcan
Vespucci
dt@vespuccigroup.com

Publicity Contact:

Lauren Kleiman
Lauren.Kleiman@showtime.com
410.627.6217

Sales Agent:

Endeavor Content

Details

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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Festival Favorites

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

89 mins