IDK if it was Chris Penn? A man is digging a hole at night in the desert while a mafia hitman watches. The Man in the hole begs and pleads with the hitman not to kill him. He tries everything in the book even bringing the hitman to tears. The hitman tells him he has to kill him and finally shoots the man in the hole. Later a car pulls up and the man in the hole jumps up and tells the hitman it was all a test and that if he didnt pull the trigger the hole was not dug for nothing. It was a short film on HBO or Showtime.