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Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)

Unrated | | Action, Crime | 14 May 1999 (UK)
After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is ... See full summary »

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Paul Harper ...
Danny
Jim Van Bebber ...
Goose
Megan Murphy ...
Christy
Ric Walker ...
Keith
Marc Pitman ...
Bone Crusher
Maureen Allisse ...
Iris (as Maureen Gentner)
Tom Burns
Steve King
Dave Parker ...
Drive-thru attendant
Bill Stover ...
Stubby
Carol Lee
Mark Gillespie
Tom Harris ...
Man in Bar
Lili Hendler
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After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is hellbent on revenge and arranges the murder of the girlfriend. That ticks off the boyfriend, who wreaks havoc with the two gangs, who have joined forces in order to pull off a security truck heist. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Shot over the course of 4 years. See more »

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Goose: You oughta get laid more often, Keith, you'd be less of a fuckhead.
Keith: Shit, I fuck like a bunny.
Goose: Yeah, quick.
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Deadbeat at Dawn, Noon and Dusk.
22 January 2009 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

I wasn't really looking for this movie in the terms of it being a really good independent film. I was looking at a pal's list of movies and I noticed the word "Deadbeat". I don't know what it is but the word Deadbeat just works. So, I told him to make me a copy. He then tells me that it's a pretty sweet independent film with some serious violence. Wahoo!

Deadbeat At Dawn is a very gritty picture that tells the tale of Goose and his story of vengeance on his ex-rival gang the Spiders. I could go deeper into the story-line of why he's seeking revenge but that's kinda ruining the story for you.

I was pleasantly surprised with this one. At first I was kinda wary, but with the over-the-top acting and violence, I was easily swayed into enjoying it. The film more than anything is very gritty. Filthy feeling. And actually kind of feels like the movie Street Trash in this way. Going back to the acting, I was happy with how most of the characters were portrayed, and you should be too if you're even slightly into exploitation movies of the 70s and 80s. Oh, it was also pretty funny too.

Deadbeat At Dawn was a pretty entertaining flick that delivered the goods in terms of a rough and tough gang flick mixed with 80s charm - our lead character is ace with ninja stars and nunchuks. Tie in an awesomely violent ending, you've got yourself 80 minutes of pure exploitation goodness.


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