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Dead Punkz (1999)

R | | Drama | 27 June 2000 (USA)
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Barrett Grayson
Luke LaFontaine ...
Fleetfoot
Francine Lapensée ...
Terrine
Steve Lieberman
Elvis Restaino ...
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Protect your turf.

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When Samson is with his family when they are meeting in the prison. The little boy puts down the game-boy at one point, in front of him. In seconds the game-boy is in the middle of the table in a different direction. See more »

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Watchable in the train wreck sense
9 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

The movie is listed as 1999 but is clearly from the 80s or at least contains all the worst of that era. So all the bad hair, hats, Cosby sweaters, parachute pants, etc. and all the bad synth music. One review said it came out in 1992.

The writing is consistently lame and the acting has some surprisingly bad line readings. Kind of seems like a film school project, although I guess that's being a bit unfair to film schools. The music choices are bizarre at times, they should be playing something like hip hop for the scene and instead they're playing some lame country blues or whatever. The fight scenes are fairly amateurish and laughable, and like dogs in a play-fight, it's very clear that no one was hurt.

The characters are almost universally unlikable and difficult to relate to. The central character has a very slight arc of redemption that is a bit unbelievable.

Most of the actors, playing thugs, would be better cast as wholesome members of a 1950s sock hop. If it has any redeeming qualities it would be in the bad B-movie kind of sense. Tribune Media Services has it listed as 2.5 of 4 stars, I think 2.5 out of 10 is more like it.


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