The Indie film "The Courier" stars the late Michael Showers (HBO Treme) in his only lead role for a feature film.
Jake Paladin (Michael Showers) is the best courier in the business, a tough‐as‐nails professional who picks up and delivers packages for a mysterious government organization known as Section 13.
As our story opens, Jake has retired from the life, but a dangerous package has come to Section 13’s attention, a package the organization can’t afford to have fall into the wrong hands: a deadly suitcase bomb. The seller of the package, a ruthless South African mercenary, wants a cool five million. He also has specific instructions about the courier: it has to be picked up his old buddy, Jake Paladin, or no deal.
Now, Jake has 72 hours to deliver one, last package, or Bishop, the double‐dealing leader of Section 13, will make his family disappear. Driving a tricked‐out muscle car, Jake’s journey leads him through the scenic, downtown streets of Wheeling, West Virginia, to a barge on the Ohio River, to a wild car chase through a backwoods junkyard, to a tense stand‐off at an abandoned farm/terrorist cell. “The Courier” is an action‐packed adventure filled with quirky characters, fiery shootouts, deadly double‐crosses, and thrilling, high‐octane chases.