November 22, 1995
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Crime
Gene Watson is a widowed accountant who arrives in Los Angeles with his young daughter. In the lobby of Union Station, Watson is on a payphone while his daughter is harassed by rollerbladers. Watson hangs up and trips the rollerblader, so he falls. He is approached by two people who introduce themselves as police officers. The male officer tells Watson they need to speak to him while the female officer scoops up Watson's daughter. Watson has no choice but to follow them outside into a nearby van. Watson soon realizes that the two are not officers and tries to leave the van. They keep his daughter and give him an envelope with a picture, a gun and a handful of bullets demanding that he kill someone. He opens the envelope to a picture of the state's governor. The governor will be giving speeches all day in a nearby hotel. The two kidnappers tell him that they will kill his daughter unless he kills the governor.