2nd Chance

2nd Chance

USA | 89 min. | Ramin Bahrani

April 16 - 17, 2022

In 1969, bankrupt pizzeria owner Richard Davis invented the modern-day bulletproof vest. To prove that it worked, he shot himself—point blank—192 times.

Davis then launched Second Chance, which became one of the largest body armor companies in the world. Charming and brash, he directed sensational marketing films, earning him celebrity status among police officers and gun owners across the country. But the death of a police officer wearing a Second Chance vest catalyzes Davis’s fall, revealing a man full of contradictions cultivated over decades of reckless lies. Equally questionable and captivating, Davis saved thousands of lives while endangering exponentially more.

  • Director: Ramin Bahrani
  • Country: USA
  • Running Time: 89 min.
  • Producer: Charles Dorfman, Ramin Bahrani, Jacob Grodnik, Daniel Turcan, Johnny Galvin
  • Screenplay: Ramin Bahrani
  • Cinematographers: Adam Stone
  • Editors: Aaron Wickenden
  • Music: T. Griffin
  • Filmography: The White Tiger (2021), 99 Homes (2014), Chop Shop (2007), Man Push Cart (2005)
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: Showtime