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  • Based on the characters Hap and Leonard, created by novelist Joe R. Lansdale. Purchase Novels.

    Series DescriptionNR (not rated)
    Set in the late 1980s, HAP AND LEONARD is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Christina Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, “Hap and Leonard” provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller.

    Tagline: Easy money … the hard way.








    Season One (expand to see guide)

    1.01: Savage Season

    directed by: Jim Mickle written by: Nick Damici & Jim Mickle Air Date: March 2, 2016

    After lifelong best friends Hap and Leonard lose their jobs, a seductive figure from Hap’s past resurfaces with a plan to score some major cash.

    1.02: The Bottoms

    directed by: Jim Mickle written by: Nick Damici & Jim Mickle Air Date: March 9, 2016

    Enticed by Trudy, Hap and Leonard begin their search for the lost loot with new compatriots Howard, Chub and Paco.

    1.03: The Dive

    directed by: Nick Gomez written by: E. L. Katz/td>

    Air Date: March 16, 2016

    As they close in on the stolen money, Hap, Leonard and Trudy revisit their pasts. Loyalties are tested during a gathering at Leonard’s house.

    1.04: Trudy

    directed by: Nick Gomez written by: Nick Damici & Jim Mickle Air Date: March 23, 2016

    The gang discovers there’s less money than expected and decides to buy cocaine to sell. They end up in an office where an unexpected duo await.

    1.05: War

    directed by: Jim Mickle written by: Nick Damici Air Date: March 30, 2016

    Soldier and Angel force Leonard to dig up the money but find a surprise. Trudy stands her ground while Hap and Leonard look for a way out.

    1.06: Eskimos

    directed by: Jim Mickle written by: Jim Mickle Air Date: April 6, 2016

    Hap and Leonard are forced to fend for themselves. Trudy makes a confession to Hap and a search for the money leads Hap to a solo discovery.


    Episode One (expand to see guide)

    • “You gotta do what you gotta do.”
    • “High on life.”
    • “That’s my girl.”
    • “I’m lookin’ for a man named Paco.”

    Episode Two (expand to see guide)

  • “Would you mind getting my lady friend one more steak, when you get the chance. She has worked up quite an appetite.”
  • “And could you go ahead and make that real rare? ‘Cause she likes it bloody and bitin’ back.”

  • Episode Three(expand to see guide)

  • “Whatcha got out there, baby? “
  • “Oh, you find yourself something to play with? “
  • “Yeah, that’s right. Show it to me, baby.”
  • “There’s really no use trying to scamper.”
  • “Angel has her way, if she wants it.”
  • “You go to sleep, sweet thing.”
  • “I’m so sorry about the mess, but we needed a place to pass some time, so – Plus my girlfriend just loves kitties.”

  • Episode Four (expand to see guide)

  • “Hey, the revolutionaries. Que pasa? “
  • “What is with Salt and Pepper?”
  • “So you brought them along? I love it.”
  • “I know who you are. You’re the nerd or the professor or some shit.”
  • “I met her at the diner. You look even lovelier out of your uniform. And then she was married to Salt, right? “
  • “That shapely piece of meat is Angel. My name’s Soldier.”
  • “Remember that. In case things don’t go down the way you like, you can come to me, and you can say, ‘Soldier, I’m not happy with the things went.’ And then I can say, ‘Tough shit.”Tough shit,’ I’ll say right to you.”
  • “Okay, but enough of the pleasantries. Who’s got the money? “
  • “Anybody shit their pants? I almost did right there.”
  • “Paco, you really caught me off-guard.”
  • “Wasn’t much of a plan, was it, genius? You made a mistake when you trusted a man who burned his own face off, I think.”
  • “Thought I was gonna die of old age waiting for you guys to find it.”
  • “Shh. I do like to hear myself as I’m speaking.”
  • “I mean, it’s more like a scrunched up piece of what do they wrap candy in, baby? “
  • “That’s the stuff your face looks like, Paco.”
  • “Fire will do that to a face.”
  • “Where’s all that ’60s free love shit now? You get a little taste of money, and you screwed over the first two dudes you could, and now I’m gonna screw you over, so Bet that makes you two feel a little bit better.”
  • “Hey! I like that. You’re cool. Ain’t he cool, babe?”
  • “The only deal is you don’t give me what I want, then I blow your brains across the wall, and then I’ll move down, and I’ll get the black gentleman, and then I’ll end with her, and I will just spray those titties all over this room.”
  • “A down payment. Am I a realtor? “
  • “Angel, baby, I am starting to like these folks.”
  • “Holy… toys.”
  • “It’s warm in here. It’s stuffy.”
  • “This is a real piece of shit van you brought, Professor.”
  • “Tell me, which one of these three desperados are you spreading your fine little gams for? My guess, my guess, whoever has the biggest ankle spanker, am I right? Well, guess what? Size is not all it’s cranked up to be. Isn’t that right, baby?”
  • “They want the big salami even though it’s mostly just pumping air.”
  • “So tell me, doodle, you banging this handsome buck, hmm?”
  • “He’s a funny bunny. I like him. Isn’t he funny, baby? “
  • “A story I’d like to hear someday, but for now, which one of these two gentlemen are you porking, then, Trudes? “
  • “That is truly generous. That is so kind.”
  • “Well, it sounds like you folks are having a good ol’ time at the ranch.”
  • “Me and Angel, we don’t we’re not she’s a one-man woman. And she’s enough woman for any man, ain’t that right, sugar plum? “
  • “It’s fun. It’s also very dangerous.”
  • “That sweet bastard went back inside to save a cat.”

  • Episode Five (expand to see guide)

  • “So this is what a working coon gets these days, huh? It’s damn nice.”
  • “And you bleeding-heart liberals think there’s something wrong with this country? “
  • “Why is there talking? Is she laying a guilt trip on you, Paco? [as Trudy] We we’re a team. Shit like that? Check this out, Doodles.”
  • “Can you dig it? “Warriors”? Anybody? “
  • ” Just split it? Yeah, we could just split it ’cause this is a this whole thing is a charity drive and I’m a I’m a generous individual.”
  • ” Uh, for starters, we’re gonna do whatever the hell we want, Howie, and then after that, I’m gonna buy the biggest rock that I can find and I’m gonna put it on the finger of this lovely thing, and make her an honest woman. Okay? Not too honest. Not very honest at all, but she will be the biggest trophy wife the world has ever known.”
  • “Stop whining ’cause that’s getting on my nerves and I [yells] I have sensitive nerves.”
  • “The biggest balls in this room are swingin’ from a cooch. I got to love that.”
  • “Trudy what do you say you and I, we have a heart to heart now? Yeah, let’s do that.”
  • “Gonna marry that woman in there. I’m gonna take her someplace like this. South America maybe. House on the beach, fruit trees [sighs] That stuff costs money though, and it’s money that you hid from me.”
  • “Are you scared? I don’t blame you. I’m scary stuff.”
  • “Listen, eventually folks are gonna find those cops, and this place gonna get hotter than the devil’s ass crack, and I just don’t have the time to wait.”
  • “You can get yourself a new dress, a new hairdo, whatever, and I’ll even sweeten the pot, okay? And which which car is yours? I’m gonna let you ride that beater out of here and leave all this shit behind.”
  • “Angel, baby. The sun’s almost comin’ up, and I’m just so hungry I could eat the balls off a low-flying duck.”
  • “Could you whip us up some French toast? And after that, I’m gonna go to work on this bitch.”
  • “You do know that Angel and me can help you remember, right? “
  • “And I thought the syrup was too sweet.”
  • “The ’60s are over and you just don’t even know it yet. You had your chance, and you failed because of a simple reason: people suck, and they want everything.”
  • “Your own ex-wife double crossed you. Cost you a toe and almost a nut, and you’re gonna buy her shit? “
  • “Who are you? Joan of Arc? We all know what happened to her.”
  • “Let’s see what we got here ’cause I am done asking nicely, but it’s gonna feel way longer to you than it is to me.”
  • “That’s a big toolbox, baby.”
  • “Pain’s such a great motivator.”
  • “I’m not talking about PMS. I’m talking about real pain, kind of pain that makes you want to crawl up inside yourself and disappear.”
  • “Paco, if Happy or the Buck make a move, could you shoot them in the knee?”
  • “You’re gonna tell me what I want because I have a shitload of nails.”
  • “Has she always been like this, Hap? Come on, no wonder you guys couldn’t work it out. I bet she hogged the remote and shit.”
  • “She goes behind his back, and she steals his money for his cause while she’s giving you the pink kitty. Now he’s gonna walk the plank for her.”
  • “Howie, when this is all over, she’s just gonna come crying back to you and she’s gonna be saying she did it all for you, and she’s gonna bat her little eyes, and then she’s gonna string you along again, man.”
  • “Could you say that a little louder? I don’t think she heard you.”
  • “Did you hear that, baby? That was the sound of Howie’s balls dropping.”
  • “And I want you to keep swinging until Doodie bird here sings, or you can just answer the question.”
  • “Well, now we’re cookin’ with gas.”
  • “Happy, Hap, Happy, what is with you and that crazy asshole inside, huh? She just stinks of trouble, man.”
  • “You know, believe it or not, I was with some real pieces of shit before my Angel baby here came along.”
  • “Sunshine, sand, salt, that is our future.”

  • Episode Six (expand to see guide)

  • “Looks like she did it to you again, huh, Happy? She left you with nothing but the tail lights, baby!”
  • “She’s already down in El Paso, man, drinking tequila, rubbing herself on some cowboy’s leg.”
  • “Oh, I think the only thing you got, Lenny, is two bullets in your ass, plus the one in Hap’s ass so far.”
  • “She is just a bunny rabbit, huh, you guys? “
  • ” Phew, I got to admit I did not see that coming.”
  • “Come on, Happy, just ease back on the trigger, send me up to my baby.”
  • “Should’ve known you wouldn’t be able to do it.”

  • Additional Information (production, filming locations, etc)

    Filming of the show took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, although the series is set in 1980s in the fictional town of LaBorde in East Texas. One of the locations used was an old Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge as well as the Celtic Media Centre.

    Soundtrack: Episode One

  • Up Around the Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Crazy Town – Superfine Dandelion
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
  • Middle of Nowhere – Zoe Muth
  • Can you tell my love – Jimmy Miller
  • Land of the Blind – Information Society
  • Can’t you tell – Jimmy Miller
  • Soundtrack: Episode Two

  • Stuck In the Middle of Nowhere – Dan Tyminski
  • I’m in the middle of no where – If you decided that you want me, if you decided that you care
  • In the Middle of Nowhere – Charley Pride
  • All I Could Do Is Hang My Head – Steve Reeves
  • The Middle Of Nowhere – James R. Housman
  • Falling In And Out Of Love – Kasey Lansdale
  • Soundtrack: Episode Three

  • Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Van and Grace
  • No Good To Cry – Moving Sidewalks
  • Found Love – Fly Bi Nights
  • Liven Up – Coobee Coo
  • Love Enough – BILL BURGESS
  • Love Songs – Margo Guryan
  • Soundtrack: Episode Five

  • Spock – VCMG
  • Soundtrack: Episode Six

  • Young Men Dead – The Black Angels
  • San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers In Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
  • Villanelle – Paul Reddick
  • Perfect Fool – Bat Mcgrath
  • Sometime In the Fire – FitnessGlo
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