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A feature film based on a true story

Crime, suspense, thriller, action, drama

Written by Jim Amatulli & Brien Master

Director, Jim Amatulli – DGA


Log Line-

An undercover Massachusetts State Policeman finds himself accused of internal crimes by law enforcement authorities, after his informant is murdered by the mob.




Henry “Chip” Werner, a classic urban cop, joins the Massachusetts State Police in the 1970’s, and goes undercover focusing on bookmaking, loan sharking and organized crime. He is very good at his job. And he thrives on the gambling, the partying, and the risks. But the lifestyle leads to an alcohol problem that eventually destroys his family.

Werner’s Turn  Synopsis


Chip’s success as a bookie is helped along by his informant, Brian Halloran, who is in a hitman for James "Whitey" Bulger, head of the Boston crime gang. Concerned for his own safety, Halloran decides to testify against his boss, but he is murdered by Bulger who is an informant to FBI agent John Connelly. 


Chip is shocked by the murder. but continues his undercover work. He files 42 indictments, all Bulger's bookies, but his life takes a terrible turn when he is indicted by his boss,  D.A. William O'Malley, for stealing 2 lbs. of cocaine for the evidence room.

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Maintaining his innocence and , expecting the support of the DA, Chip is shocked when he is convicted of stealing less than 1 ounce of cocaine with a street value of $1200. He receives the toughest sentence, comparable to cases with significantly larger quantities of drugs. 


The focus on Chip's case by authorities suggests that this was a set up, influenced by Bulger, who years later skipped town after Agent Connolly tipped off that he would be indicted.

Awaiting an appeal, Werner is seriously injured in a car crash, goes into a coma for months. His sentence is suspended, but the conviction stands leavving him without a job or future. 

Chip's drinking increases and he refuses help, living in a cottage and doing odd jobs. Chip’s story could end a tragedy, but his children intervene and get him into rehab where he succeeds in recovering. He worked at the facility that probably saved his life until 2015.


Chip “accepts the blame for everything” that happened in his life, and asks for nothing. But the evidence indicates that he was framed by the legal system he was committed to.

Finally, Werners name may be cleared, and ironically, Bulger, captured after 16 years on the run, could be the final piece to speed  the process.

It's Chip Werner's turn for justice.

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For information contact:
Jim Amatulli or George Verkamp




















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