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A shark must kill to survive!
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  (in credits order)

Danny Nucci ... Guy Normal

Hiep Thi Le ... The Tutor

Ben Gazzara ... The Arranger

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... The Recruiter

Stan Kirsch ... Punk #1

Rick Gomez ... Punk #2

Sean Whalen ... Bud

Kevin Brief ... The Target
Martin Garner ... The Bellboy
Kelvin Garvanne ... The TV Reporter

Dean Hill ... The Homeless Man
Jeff Holden ... The Security Guard
Christina Ladysh ... The Ticket Attendant
Texas Terri ... The Tatoo Artist (as 'Texas' Terry Laird)

Kristofer McNeeley ... The Cashier
Teresa Parente ... The Saleswoman

Rena Riffel ... The Receptionist
Ray Rodriguez ... Postal Supervisor (as Ray Clemente Rodriguez)

Joe Sabatino ... The Technician
Tim Van Pelt ... The Drunk / Doctor

Claudette Wells ... The Woman / Wife
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raider Rhotenacher ... Medical Technition
Tracy Morse ... Postal Worker (uncredited)
Annie Sorell ... Hot Twin by Pool (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Anthony Little 
Writing credits
Ed Horowitz (written by)

Produced by
Michael A. Candela .... producer
Ellen Fontana .... co-producer (as Ellen Erwin)
David Forrest .... executive producer
Richard Mann .... producer
Beau Rogers .... executive producer
Robin U. Russin .... co-producer
Monty Simons .... line producer
Original Music by
Richard McHugh 
Mike Slamer 
Cinematography by
Michael G. Wojciechowski 
Film Editing by
Carol Oblath 
Casting by
Bonni Allen 
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
Makeup Department
Vera Zay .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Straw Weisman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny Green .... first assistant director
Rick Kelly .... second assistant director
Art Department
Nya Patrinos .... scenic artist
Dave Preston .... carpenter
Sound Department
Markus Innocenti .... supervising sound editor
John Kohlbrenner .... sound effects editor
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Don Zenz .... production sound mixer (as Donald Zenz)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
John Ashker .... stunt double: Danny Nucci
Brian Christensen .... stunts
Theresa Pink .... stunt performer
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Olson .... video playback operator
Kevin Sanders .... gaffer
Mark Strasburg .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie-Marie Robar .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Karl T. Hirsch .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Wes Hagan .... key assistant location manager
Transportation Department
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Leonard Benedetto .... development executive
Randy Buenaflor .... Assistant weapons handler
Jon E. Edwards .... production assistant
Adam Francis .... production assistant
Cindy J. Gray .... production coordinator
Cindy McWilliams-Olivier .... production controller
Leslie Richards .... production attorney
Lise Romanoff .... sales agent
Steve Simko .... production assistant
Travis Stevens .... development assistant
Mike Tristano .... weapons handler
Kathleen Vincelli .... legal assistant
Aaron Walrod .... payroll accountant

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Rated R for violence, a scene of nudity and some language
94 min


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Not a bad little movie considering, 3 February 2012
Author: buster black from United States

As low low budget action films go this was very enjoyable. I sat in bed late at night and happened along this film. Very well shot, very good action sequences. The poor director probably had very little money but made the best of it. Cheers to you independent filmmakers. Ben Gazarra plays the heavy in the organization that finds Danny Nucci, who they think is a hard psychotic killer. They want him on their side. Gazzara and Tiny Lister, capture, brainwash and train Nucci for their elite killing squad. It's sort of like a La Femme Nakita with a postman loser in the middle. The love interest is Hiep Thi Li, from Oliver Stones Heaven and Earth. Nucci has a soft spot in his heart for her, and she for him. Together they help Nucci find out who he really is, with the hopes of getting his real identity back. A fun little film within its means.

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