2.9/10
568
3 user 6 critic

Confessions of an Action Star (2005)

Sledge: The Untold Story (original title)
In the spring of 1986, no one had heard of Frank Sledge. One year later, Bloodfight 2 was #1 at the box office... And a star was born.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Renegade CIA agent Rick Halsey assembles a team of special forces operatives to rescue a Russian nuclear scientist held in a fortified mental institution behind enemy lines.

Director: Jenö Hodi
Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, Marina Mogilevskaya, Aleksei Begas
True Vengeance (Video 1997)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An ex-naval intelligence officer is forced to assassinate a CEO when his daughter is kidnapped by the Yakuza.

Director: David Worth
Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, Beverly Johnson, Miles O'Keeffe
Global Effect (2002)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Terrorists steal the only clue to a deadly virus that has been unleashed in Africa.

Director: Terry Cunningham
Stars: Mädchen Amick, Daniel Bernhardt, Joel West
G2 (1999)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Deep in the mind of Steven Colin (Daniel Bernhardt) the secret of an ancient martial arts power lay dormant...In a former life, Colin wielded the forceful sword of Alexander the Great. Now ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Rotundo
Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, Meeka Schiro, Bing Shen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Richard Orchid (as Homes Osborne)
...
Frank Sledge
...
Herself / Undercover Cop
...
Herself / Girlfriend in movie
...
Himself / Commander
...
Drug Lord (as Michael T. Wiess)
...
Brother (as Mitch Gaylord)
...
Police Chief
...
Samantha Jones
Kyle Reese ...
Young Frank #1 (as Kyle Reese Cook)
...
SFX Coordinator
Sean Michael Rabbit ...
Young Frank #2
...
Russell Gold
Michal Holub ...
John Hu (as Michael Holub)
Josh Nathan ...
Will Stillwell
Edit

Storyline

A 'mocumentary' on the rise and fall of Chip and Dales dancer turned martial arts action star, Francis Allen Sledgewick, AKA Frank Sledge. When fame and fortune caused Frank to lose his sense of what's truely important, he realised he's going to have to get in touch with his roots if there's ever going to be a comeback. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He wanted to see the bright lights of Broadway, so he packed his bags and moved to Hollywood. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Musical

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Confessions of an Action Star  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on the short film by the same creative team, SLEDGE: A Documentary. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Sledge Theme (Dance with the Dragon)
Written by Cary Carloff, Peter Miller and David Leitch
Performed by David Leitch
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a middle of the road mockumentary
21 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This mockumentary chronicles the rise, fall, and subsequent rise again of Frank Sledge (David Leitch) Poking fun at action clichés and films such as the ones in the films of Steven Seagal & '80's era Sylvester Stallone, (with a musical-styled Matrix riff near the end) this film is a longer, feature-length version of "Sledge" (a 30 minute short which is also available on the DVD of this film) In ways the short film is a bit better than the movie, as the short is more streamlined where as this seems padded a bit. There are some smiles to be had (mind you I said smiles and not belly laughs for a reason), but it just feels too long and the plot just can't support the length of the film, as such I can't really recommend this film, but I didn't really loathe it either. After a while I found myself playing 'spot the celebrity cameo' more then paying real attention to the plot though.

My Grade: C-

DVD Extras: Commentary by Director Brad Martin & writer/actor David Leitch; Short film: 'Sledge'; a Making-of Sledge; production slide show; theatrical trailer for this film; and Trailers for "Suspense" & "the Orange Thief"


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?