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Title: The Squeeze Arc Entertainment Director: Terry Jastrow Writer: Terry Jastrow Cast: Jeremy Sumpter, Christopher McDonald, Jillian Murray, Michael Nouri, Jason Dohring, Katherine Lanasa Running time: 93 minutes, PG13 Available In Theaters, VOD And iTUNES: April 17, 2015 Augie Baccus (Jeremy Sumpter) is a golf phenom, struggling to provide for his mother and sister in Texas. He’s got a beautiful girlfriend and big plans for their future. After Augie breaks a record in a golf tournament, he catches the eye of a gambler named Shooter McGavin Riverboat (Christopher McDonald) and his golddigging trophy wife “The Bank” (Katherine Lanasa) who want him to use his talent for gambling. Much to the [ Read More ]
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Chicago – Golf and gambling go together like the 19th hole and tall tales. The green grass of the course isn’t the same without a little wagering, and the new film ‘The Squeeze’ – written and directed by Terry Jastrow – follows the game from small town America to the big stage of Las Vegas.
The film boasts an all-star cast, and is co-produced by Oscar nominee Anne Archer. The excellent character actor Michael Nouri, the steady Christopher McDonald and the very funny Katherine Lanasa are joining forces with newcomers Jeremy Sumpter and Jillian Murray. The odyssey of a young hot prospect and two gambling legends – based on a true story – are teed up to create a viable comedy about colorful characters, the essence of the links and who-will-outdo-who on the fairway and in the rough of life.
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Match-play golf mixes with evil gamblers and the Christian ethics of Middle America in “The Squeeze,” a heavy-handed morality play supported by beautifully shot footage on the links and well-cast con men. But the narrative by debuting writer-director Terry Jastrow — who also produces along with wife Anne Archer — is so handicapped by prosaic dialogue and the earnest young couple at its core that the ingenious “based on actual events” twist at the end feels more like an impossible lie. Distributor Arc Entertainment has a library targeted to faith-based audiences — an important second shot, since theatrical returns from nonbelievers may be subpar.
Golf prodigy Augie Baccus (“Friday Night Lights’ ” Jeremy Sumpter) has big plans. But after easily winning a local tournament, he’s approached by a high roller named Riverboat (Christopher McDonald) and his moll, Jessie (the ingratiating Katherine Lanasa), who try to convince him to join forces with them in »
- Bill Edelstein
This weekend, the Austin Film Society continues their French Noir series with Claude Sautet's Max & The Junkmen, a film that was never distributed in the United States upon its release in 1971, but finally circulated in a restored print in 2013. This rarity plays tonight and again on Sunday in 35mm at the Marchesa. David Lynch's Blue Velvet picks up a second screening in 35mm on Sunday evening and Richard Linklater will be on hand to introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion. Linklater returns Wednesday night for L'Argent, Robert Bresson's final feature, and Elizabeth Taylor stars in Suddenly, Last Summer on Thursday for Essential Cinema.
The Paramount is hosting golfer Ben Crenshaw, actress Anne Archer and filmmaker Terry Jastrow on Wednesday night for the Austin premiere of The Squeeze. Jastrow has been a producer on Wide World Of Sports and The Olympics and this is his directorial film debut. »
- Matt Shiverdecker
'Win or lose...You're dead!' That's the ominous threat facing a young golf wiz played by Jeremy Sumpter on our exclusive poster for the upcoming thriller The Squeeze. Former actor Terry Jastrow makes his directorial debut with this intense drama, which arrives from producer Anne Archer this spring. Starring alongside Jeremy is a stellar cast that includes Jason Dohring, Katherine Lanasa, Christopher McDonald, Mekia Cox and Jillian Murray.
The Squeeze is a caper about a notorious gambler who discovers a modest young man in a small rural town with uncommon golf skills. Seeing his potential, the gambler convinces him to abandon his dreams of winning the Us Open and start playing in high-stakes matches. They don't lose. The stakes grow higher and higher until the game becomes "life or death."
Arc Entertainment has acquired exclusive North American rights to "The Squeeze," a thriller that marries the well-loved hobbies of golf and gambling. Written and directed by Terry Jastrow, "The Squeeze" follows a gambler who stumbles upon a world-class golfer living in a small town. He convinces his new friend to take his high-flying dreams and trade them in for high-stakes matches. Then things start to get ugly. The thriller stars Jeremy Sumpter, Christopher McDonald, Katherine Lanasa, Jillian Murray and Jason Dohring. Read More: Sundance Review: Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelssohn Anchor Uneven 'Mississippi Grind' Golfers and gambling experts alike were quick to sing the film's praises: Pro golfer Phil Mickelson said, "'The Squeeze' is a wonderful golf movie because it’s so authentic," while Steve Wynn (chairman of Wynn Resorts) said, "If you like gambling, golf, and Las Vegas, you'll love this movie." Arc Entertainment Head of Acquisitions. »
- Rosie Narasaki
Kino Lorber has taken all Us rights to the documentary It’s Hard Being Loved By Jerks, about a legal battle between the French magazine and the Muslim French Council.
The film charts the legal dispute that arose when the Paris-based magazine and target of the January massacre by Islamist terrorists re-printed Danish cartoons first published in 2005 depicting the prophet Muhammad.
Daniel Laconte directed the film, which includes interviews with Charlie Hebdo cartoonists such as Cabu, Charb, Tignous and Wolinski, who were killed on January 7.
The Squeeze will open in the Us on premium VOD and in select markets on April »
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