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Random Shooting in L.A. (2002)

 |  Drama  |  13 July 2002 (USA)
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The seamy side of Los Angeles is revealed through the lens of a stolen video camera as it passes through a succession of owners.

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Bo Doovis
Zachary Levin ...
Arnie Doovis (as Zack Levin)
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Teen by Pool
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Todd
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Jamie
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Lori
Skye Renfro ...
Body Piercer
Faunda Hinton ...
Pissed-off Hooker
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Silyotka
Barry Randolf ...
Big B.
Buster Edwards ...
Justice
Summit Hainey ...
Summit B.
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The seamy side of Los Angeles is revealed through the lens of a stolen video camera as it passes through a succession of owners.

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The grocery store sequences were shot very late at night in an actual supermarket in Los Angeles, and the crew paid for everything that was used/eaten/destroyed during shooting. The film's director makes a cameo as the annoyed store manager near the end of the sequence. See more »

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Lori: Pain is to pleasure as disco is to punk. You need to live through one to fully appreciate the other.
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Powerful, Unique, and Raw
27 July 2002 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

A very powerful film. While some moments were stronger than others, it's a really good movie -- dark, provocative, disturbing, and also uplifting. The way they managed to shoot the whole film entirely from the home movie camera's POV--with no cut-aways--gave it a feeling of raw realism. It was a bit reminiscent of the Dogma films. You get the sense that the characters are real people, not actors. Speaking of real, a fight scene about half-way through the movie looked as strong and disturbing as any violent sequence I've seen on film. Cathryn de Prume is amazing as the Russian hooker, and her emotional transformation leading to the ending was moving and funny at the same time. I can't remember seeing anything quite like this film before.


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