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2002 (USA) See more »
Plot:
John Telliman, a rich lawyer who rides bikes on the weekends, falls into some trouble with a gang of outlaw bikers and gets a case in his possession that will only bring him misery. So...what's in the case, and why do they want it? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Mike Valletta ... John Telliman

Blythe Metz ... Misty
Scott Dillon ... Bobby Douglas
Alexis Austin ... Christine Telliman

Shane Stevens ... Hogg
J. David Watson ... Walker
Todd Chase ... Chopper
Ernest Melon ... Blade
Jack Dong ... Feng
Maggie Orozco ... Mei-Lin
Jon Hemmeter ... The executive
Mitchel Dukatt ... Milton Jaeger
Paul Benner ... Det. Billups
Andre Caceres ... Jesse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Blane ... Club Patron / Raver (as Brad Blansette)

Tori Bridges ... Biker
Corey Busboom ... Hooks
Anthony Casanova ... Police Officer
Jeff Durbin
Scot Jenerik ... Fire and Noise Musician
Anthony Mascherino ... Tony (Raver)
Dawn Nixon ... Bar Patron
Francis Pineda

Jose Rosete ... Suit
Daniel Spalding ... Asian Gang Member

Shane Stevens ... Hogg

Todd H. Mathus ... Feng's Henchman (uncredited)
Scott Pasmore ... Biker (uncredited)

Directed by
James Archer 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Brian G. McFarland 

Produced by
James Archer .... producer
Wallace Olsen Jr. .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Gardner Cole 
 
Cinematography by
John Scott Mills 
 
Film Editing by
Doug Luberts 
 
Makeup Department
Claudia Breckenridge .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert W. Davis .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Constance L. Hoy .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Matt Barnette .... sound editor
Alistair Cossar .... sound editor
Felix Manya .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Allan Sandoval .... stunts
Leonard Suppes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Lankford .... electrician
Marty Miller .... key grip
Karen Sundt .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Bethany Green .... on-line editor
 

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Also Known As:
"Screaming Metal" - USA (DVD title)
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USA:90 min
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Director James Archer tacked a sign up at every location for the actors and crew saying "This is NOT a comedy!" Most of the cast goofed on this by doing silly takes for nearly every shot in the film.See more »

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20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
How about you get in line for this package., 2 March 2007
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Lawyer John Telliman rides his bike along with a mate Bobby over the weekends. They stop off at a bikers' strip club and Bobby leaves with one of the strippers. The next morning, John learns that Bobby was killed and suddenly now there are bikers who believe he knows the whereabouts of a package that was stolen from them. But there are also other figures who want that package, and John's daughter could be targeted if he doesn't come up with the goods.

Nice poster art, but what's this one doing in a fright night pack?! 'Screaming Metal' is a competently made independent flick, which I found to be extremely bland and superficial when it came to the crunch. There was a lot of timer checking during my viewing. The action is pretty cut and dry. These generic moments lacked the rush and felt terribly banal. One staged car chase scene is quite laughable as you notice crowds along side the streets watching on. And a lack of traffic during these scenes loses a bit of creditability. More often there was plenty of posing and bling, especially towards the earlier half of the film. Involving motorbikes. If you love that sort of thing, you might get something out of it. But it did grow tiresome and the restless script didn't help the tepid nature it seem to fall into. The plot is rather conventional (and incoherent) even with all its overblown drama, few surprises and web of deceit. The constant where's the package line, really did start to rub me up the wrong way and actions of certain characters became extremely annoying. It comes across as dumb, senseless and meandering, but it seems to hold your attention nonetheless. Acting is wooden all round, but I can't fault it because it didn't do any damage. Mike Valletta was decent enough in the heroine role and Blythe Metz smokes up the screen. Booming out of the speakers is a blaring heavy rock soundtrack that goes down with that biker spirit. The blunt soundtrack seems to change depending on what gang / people it wants to focus on. Director James Archer did an admirably workable job, but it needed more oomph for its buck and slipshod editing didn't do anything for its lagged pace. What's going on with the open-ended conclusion though? After all of that you get the feeling "is that it?" to the story's dying outcomes. Is a sequel on its way… or maybe this was a pilot for a series? Oh well, you just feel short-changed.

While I didn't care too much about it, this exercise is far from a complete mess and throws up some minor goods… if you look hard. Or who am i kidding? Just simply enjoy the scenery in the strip club, fellas.

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