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Malevolence (2004)

Unrated  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  18 June 2004 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Brown ...
Jimmy Calaruso
Steve Reaser ...
David Calaruso
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Gray Corolla
Gerrence George ...
Det. Ernest R. Brickley
Adam Yoder ...
Joshua
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Tony Arzenta
Steed Corulla ...
Antonio Robaldo
Tezz Yancey ...
Tim "One Shot" Brown
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Capo Fabrizio De Martino
Matt Sjafiroeddin ...
Young Antonio
Jeff Burbank ...
Brad Wagler
Joseph Szewczyk ...
Brandon Wagler
Julius 'Dutch' Schwall ...
Giuseppe Robaldo, The Boss
Clint Wilder ...
Craig Brown
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Flower, the prostitute
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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 Mike Martinez

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When bad things happen to bad people

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Action | Crime | Drama

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His role as Captain De Martino was the final film role for Gordon Mitchell who died at the age of 80 before the film's release. See more »

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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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A low-budget ShortCuts...
20 January 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

...or at least sort of.

Before I start this review, I want to say that this film is by no means a master-piece, and by no means as bad as some people try to let you believe.

The story mostly evolves around David (Steve Reaser), who helps his brother, Jimmy (Scott Brown) escape from jail. They end up entangled into a mob-story, and brief meetings twist into really devastating turns in their lives.

Overall, the story is actually cleverly laid out and not bad at all.

Mostly, the actors are also way above average. Some actors especially stand out, like Scott Brown, Tezz Yancey, Clint Wilder and the older one of the shrinks (don't know that actors name).

The directing and use of props, cars and locations are also very neat. Mike Martinez is very smart - and imaginative - when it comes to use what you have, and find original takes on delivering a scene.

The movie does have some issues, though. First of all, it is not as good as it could've been because of the wasted opportunity to make it shine in the post-production.

Editing is sloppy at moments, color-correction is absent, sound quality is very uneven and many scenes are too long. Trimming this movie down to approx 90 minutes would make it a gem on the DVD-market.

Actually, post-production is this movies biggest problem. Acting, directing and story-wise it works very well considered the budget and the restrictions these people had to work with.

I think most people working with this film took it seriously enough to try to deliver something good. Some scenes shines through, and when you see the black-and-white story-telling in the beginning of the film, you really see how good this film can be, if everything in the film had this equally laid out quality.

It's an impressive cast and an impressive number of cast! Not an easy script to take on as your first feature.

Don't believe the ultra-low ratings on IMDb. There are far worse films than this one, and this film actually tries to bring you something a little bit more clever than the usual low-budget features out there. So if you have a moment to spare, give this film a shot. It's truly a special movie, and it's a nice change of pace from anything you've ever seen.


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