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David A. Prior (written by)
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Witness the ultimate double cross.
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B-movie with an all-star cast and a silly script....it's sort of likable if you're in the right mood See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Jeffrey Combs ... Bill Knight

Ashley Laurence ... Laura Bryant

Leo Rossi ... Detective Kincade

Charles Napier ... Detective Duke

David Warner ... Cooper

Joe Don Baker ... Donovan

Lance Henriksen ... Taft
Patrick J. Gallagher ... Robby (as Pat Gallagher)
Corinna Everson ... Sondra

Red West ... Chief Edwards
John Boyd West ... Sgt. Munroe (as John West)
Fred Lewis ... Lt. Hackett

Deke Anderson ... Dennis
Art 'Sunshine' James ... Man #1
Mike Garrahy ... Johnson
John Edd Thompson ... News Reporter
Constance Yelverton ... Receptionist
Charlie Chase ... Danny
Joey Marino ... George
John Grahm ... Officer Walker
Butch Robbins ... Officer #1
Jon Conlon ... Officer #2
Eric Stenson ... Paramedic

Bill Vint ... Joe
Dave Scott ... Transient

Billy DaMota ... Police photographer
John Watkins ... Reporter
Aubrey Williams ... Reporter
Matthew Monks ... Reporter
Tina Coffman ... Reporter
Kathy Times ... Reporter
Ben Mulkey ... News Crew
Quintin Howard ... News Crew
Brett Oates ... News Crew
Linda Jones ... News Crew
Bill Wood ... News Crew
Nona Simmons ... News Crew
Curt Chapman ... News Crew
Stan Blanck ... News Crew
Tarnell Brown ... News Crew

Cathy Riva ... News Crew
John Schamber ... News Crew
Barry Bain ... News Crew
Brad Gunther ... News Crew
Donna Watson ... News Crew
Deena Gordon ... Dancer
Desirae Bohannon ... Dancer
Melissa Feraci ... Dancer
Robyn Lips ... Dancer
Kelly Smith ... Dancer
Marie McKenna ... Dancer
Lisa Black ... Dancer
Diana Spain ... Dancer
Melissa Bailey ... Dancer
Lynnette Perry ... Dancer
Tracy Allyne Vickers ... Dancer
Nelly Flynn ... Porn actress
Michael G. Kelley ... Featured Extra (as Mike Kelley)

Matt Kelley ... Featured Extra
Chris Williams ... Featured Extra
Ronald J. Webb ... Featured Extra (as Ron Webb)
Jim Dunagan ... Featured Extra
Andy Lee ... Featured Extra
Kerry Akridge ... Featured Extra

Danny DeVito ... Featured Extra
Jerry Smith ... Featured Extra
James Bracewell ... Featured Extra
Jimmy Steiger ... Featured Extra
Alan Ferrill ... Featured Extra
Rich Myers ... Featured Extra
Adrian Bolding ... Featured Extra
John Francis Gavin ... Featured Extra
Lionel Robitaille ... Featured Extra
Charle Dees ... Featured Extra
Steven Miller ... Featured Extra
Brian Johnston ... Featured Extra
Skip Ferrill ... Featured Extra
Michael Johnson ... Featured Extra
David Gardner ... Featured Extra
Patrick Poff ... Featured Extra
Rick Dougherty ... Featured Extra
Krystof Kage ... Featured Extra (as Christopher Kage)
Todd A. Everett ... Featured Extra (as Todd Everett)
Roy Overstreet ... Featured Extra
Norman Guy ... Featured Extra
Polly Bryan ... Featured Extra

Directed by
David A. Prior 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David A. Prior  written by

Produced by
Patrick F. Gallagher .... executive producer
Ted Prior .... producer
Robert Willoughby .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek 
 
Cinematography by
Don E. FauntLeRoy 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Malanowski 
 
Casting by
Billy DaMota 
 
Art Direction by
Lindanne Lewis  (as Linda Lewis)
 
Makeup Department
Adelita Solorzano .... hair stylist
Adelita Solorzano .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael W. Evans Jr. .... production manager
Tony Malanowski .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Deke Anderson .... first assistant director
Keith Hammett .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Carrio .... set construction
Lindanne Lewis .... property master (as Linda Lewis)
Elisa Mohler .... swing
 
Sound Department
Bryant Grizzell .... boom operator
Brett Luciana Murray .... second boom operator
Brett Luciana Murray .... sound utility (as Brett Murray)
Whit Norris .... sound mixer (as Palmer 'Whit' Norris)
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
David Yamamoto .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunts
Gary Beal .... stunt coordinator (as Gary Beall)
James 'Bubba' Blackwell .... stunts
Brad Collier .... stunts
Chris Ekstrom .... stunts
Jim Revette .... stunt vehicles
Spanky Spangler .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Debra Benton .... second second assistant camera
Eric S. Boland .... best boy electric (as Eric Boland)
Casey Campbell .... grip
Guy D'Alema .... still photographer
Francisco Gonzalez .... director of photography: second unit
Randy 'Mongo' Halpern .... key grip
Rick Johnson .... gaffer
Douglas 'DJ' Perryman .... grip
M. John Romero .... second assistant camera (as John Romero)
Walter 'Bud' Scott .... grip
Don Steinberg .... first assistant camera
Matthew Zeyn .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Mark Chaet .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Halbreich .... wardrobe supervisor
Jody Rubinstein .... wardrobe: Los Angeles (as Jodi Rubenstein)
Amy Taylor .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Shan Malanowski .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
James W. Hale .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Mike Brown .... transportation
Chris H. Fairley Sr. .... transportation
Kenny Lewis .... transportation captain
Ken Miller .... transportation
Richard B. Scruggs .... transportation
Lloyd Stringfellow .... transportation
 
Other crew
Tracy Lynch Britton .... product placement
Russell Coryell .... additional script supervisor
Kristin Crawford .... set production assistant
Gene Fox .... set production assistant
Stephanie Hammond .... script supervisor
Charles W. Harben Jr. .... production accountant
Douglas Harter .... craft service (as Doug Harter)
Deanna Kelley .... production secretary
Duncan Parker .... weapons
Dave Scott .... production coordinator
Charles Wilton Jr. .... caterer
 

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Rated R for violence and some sexuality
Runtime:
93 min
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Continuity: During the fight by the dumpster, Bill has a large bloodstain on the front of his shirt (separate from the blood on his arm). In the next scene, in Laura's house, the stain is missing.See more »
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References "General Hospital" (1963)See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
B-movie with an all-star cast and a silly script....it's sort of likable if you're in the right mood, 31 January 2007
Author: briantrash from United States

'Felony' is a B-movie. No doubt about it.

Of course, if you take a look at the cast lineup you might have some high hopes for its entertainment potential. This film is stuffed with all of those wonderful character actors that you grew up with, the ones with the faces you immediately recognize even though you probably don't know their names. It's amazing that the filmmakers were able to get all of these people together on one project, almost like they decided to do a B-movie actor reunion. The cast even includes a couple of really first-rate actors: David Warner, who most people will recognize from 'Titanic' (although my favorite of his roles is Jack the Ripper in 'Time After Time') and Lance Henriksen, who many will remember as Bishop in 'Aliens'. These two actors have done some excellent work in their long careers and made some very fine films.

However, as impressive as this collection of actors is, their talent is never fully manifested on the screen. The writers of 'Felony' spent a lot of money to assemble a dream-team cast and then missed their golden opportunity because of one important factor, the common denominator of all B-movies: a silly script.

We start with a silly premise. The bad guys are caught on tape committing a gruesome murder and they relentlessly pursue the film crew in order to acquire the videotape and destroy the evidence. But honestly, why bother? In the time it takes them to track down the film crew, a thousand copies of that tape could be made and circulated to every law enforcement agency and media outlet. The criminals don't seem to realize how futile their effort is, and they talk as if stealing and destroying the one original videotape is going to solve the whole problem. Silly...but I suppose if the bad guys were so logical there would be no movie.

Then there is the dialogue. It is at times silly, at times cliché, and at times unbelievable...everything you have come to expect from a B-movie. Of course, I have always believed that strong performances can overcome a lot of weaknesses in the material. This cast includes actors who are definitely capable of strong performances, and although a number of the cast members are not good actors at all and have achieved B-movie status quite deservedly, one still might be hopeful that the stronger part of the cast would be able to infuse some life into their parts. However, it's disappointing to see that few of the actors in this film really seem to take the movie seriously enough to give it their best shot. There's not much inspiration evident in these performances, but then again it's an uninspiring script. Now, I'll admit that some of the more colorful actors in the cast do manage to add a certain amount of pizazz into the delivery of their lines, but honestly, even the very fine actors I mentioned earlier seem mostly disinterested and uninvolved with the story.

Speaking of the story...even if the acting had been of a high enough caliber that it made the dialogue seem a little less cheesy, it still would not redeem 'Felony' from the fact that its writer commits the ultimate faux pas of low budget action movie scripts: a plot with as many holes as a block of Swiss cheese. You can watch this movie a hundred times and you still won't figure out how everything adds up. In an effort to create suspense and always keep the viewer guessing, the writer throws in all kinds of surprises and unexpected twists into his script and ends up with a jigsaw puzzle, but when you get to the end you find there are a bunch of pieces that just don't fit anywhere and others that are missing. I admire a good thriller that keeps me guessing, but creating plot twists that exist just to confuse you and which are not consistent with the rest of the story is amateurish. There was so much that was never explained that I felt extremely frustrated at the end. If you decide to watch it, be prepared to be confused.

I haven't even mentioned all kinds of other silly things about this movie, but I won't bother. The funny thing is that despite everything I've said, I have to admit that I can't give 'Felony' 1/10 stars. Although I can't exactly put my finger on why, I actually found this film to be somewhat likable. The silliness can actually be fun at times if you are in the mood for it. Plus, I really like some of these character actors, and even though their performances are somewhat lackluster considering their talents, I still got a kick out of seeing them.

Now, I realize I have been rating this film from the standpoint of a serious moviegoer. It's entirely possible I have completely missed the point. It could be that the filmmakers' intention all along was to make a B-movie. Maybe the silliness is all completely intentional. If that's the case, and if I were to rate it on those terms, I would have to say that 'Felony' is a classic in the genre of tongue-in-cheek action flicks. B-movie fans will love seeing all of their favorite actors together in one film, will get some chuckles from the script, and will be entertained by the healthy dose of guns, explosions, and chases.

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