Three Midwestern brothers, a crime lord, and an incorruptible cop are on a deadly collision course when the youngest brother’s fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers. To save her, the MacGregor boys call on their military training — and the strength of family — to fight the most important battle of their lives: after human traffickers kidnap his brother's fiancée, a war veteran (Cole Hauser) teams up with his brothers (Shawn Ashmore and Ashton Holmes) to rescue her. Their search leads them to a cop investigating trafficking rings, Avery (Bruce Willis), who soon joins their cause to bring down the organization for good.
In the heart of Cleveland, crime lord Max (Mike Epps) is flooding the streets with toxic drugs and filling his fortresses with kidnapped women, organizing a human trafficking ring to expand his business. On his trail is Detective James (Bruce Willis), a tired cop who can’t break the case, coming up against frustrating procedural limits and superiors who don’t care. Mia (Melissa Bolona) is about to be married to Roman (Aston Holmes), but when her bachelorette party goes wrong, she’s kidnapped by Max’s goon, Vince (Sean Brosnan), and whisked away for processing, made to suffer before she’s sold off. Freaked out, Roman is comforted by the ex-military might of his brothers, Brandon (Shawn Ashmore) and Deklan (Cole Hauser), who band together to retrieve Mia from captivity, eschewing the dead-end task of reporting the incident to the police, arming themselves instead, moving in to attack Max while James struggles with the legalities of his job, watching the brothers ignore warnings and move in for the kill.
Bruce Willis as Detective James Avery
Cole Hauser as Deklan MacGregor
Shawn Ashmore as Brandon MacGregor
Ashton Holmes as Roman MacGregor
Melissa Bolona as Mia
Sean Brosnan as Vince
Sophia Bush as Detective Brooke Baker
Mike Epps as Max Livington
Tiffany Brouwer as Jessa MacGregor
Acts of Violence is a 2018 American action-thriller film directed by Brett Donowho and starring Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Ashton Holmes, Melissa Bolona, Sophia Bush and Mike Epps. It was written by Nicolas Aaron Mezzanatto.
With a running time of 86 minutes, it was released in a limited theatrical engagement as well as on video-on-demand by Lionsgate Premiere on January 12, 2018.