Antonio owes the Robaldo family a hundred G's, Gray wants revenge on the street gang who mugged him, Jimmy's escaped from prison, and his brother/accomplice David has many serious mental ... See full summary »
Antonio owes the Robaldo family a hundred G's, Gray wants revenge on the street gang who mugged him, Jimmy's escaped from prison, and his brother/accomplice David has many serious mental conditions. Detective Brickley is hot on their trail willing to stop them with any means necessary, while a pair of rogue psychiatrists track them to discover the roots of David's condition. It isn't long before the paths of these characters cross with violent and tragic consequences. The result is a shocking and disturbing portrait of human nature at its worst that can only be summed up in one word: Malevolence. Written by
Agent Jack Kimble:
Jimmy, you made a big mistake killing that kid. I hope you're listening to me right now... because I'm going to take my fist, ram it through your ear, and smash your god damn brain with my fingers!
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Together they roam the LA area and surrounding countryside with a calm brutality!
This film is told in reverse-time chronology that blends past and present by the clever use of dreams experienced by the different characters within their screen roles. Told with a stellar cast of present and future acting greats along with that of an older, more recognizable figure of past euro-cinema in that of Gordon Mitchell.
Unfortunately this was to become Gordon's last screen appearance. Even while the film was in the cutting room GM, aged 80 passed away not long after his filming sequences had finished late in 2003. His familiar screen persona will surely be missed.
GM portrays Capo De Martino, mafia crime boss whose sixth sense and years of experience has afforded him unprecedented power within the syndicate. He has enough wise-guys with artillery surrounding his abode to squash most South American uprising. Safe within his realm he bides his time as the younger breed of capons fight amongst themselves, each in his own bid to power.
De Martino has a standing order, bring him the head of his last would be predecessor! When it's all said and done we find he's still the man on top. That is until he meets up with trouble in the personage of two brothers, the Calaruso boys Jimmy and David.
Jimmy, an escapee from prison is now on the run with his accomplice brother David, (a walking mental case). Together they roam the Las Vegas area and surrounding countryside with a calm brutality that tends to stagger the imagination.
An engrossing film, which even takes on a surreal side that keeps one's interest from start to finish. Combined with great photography and special effects that was not only very good but professionally executed as well. Personally my favorite film trick sequence was the nighttime scene overview of the city lights below, which before our eyes changes into the headlights of a car as David's two weirdo Shrinks drive up to the house where Jimmy and David have taken hostages.
The choreographed fights and the gun battle scenes were all realistic and entertaining as were the scenes involving sex. The guns were impressive and looked real enough even if some were not. The firearms flash and sound effects were right on queue.
An original music score was a combination of several unique bands, artists and sounds that are not only impressive but refreshing as it evenly glides us through the film.
It would appear that SCYTHE PRODUCTIONS has done it again. This time as a joint venture with FILM HARVEST these two up and coming movie-makers Martinez and Groff are on the way to making a name for themselves within the era of cinema. This is a must see film and an excellent first time venture for both of them. These guys have it, watch their progress grow with future hits to come. I personally liked the film and believe most who view it will feel the same.
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