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The Choke (2006)

A hot young band playing at clubs and raves across the Northwest. Handsome lead singer Dylan Brown has a bit of an ego problem, guitarist Mike Prichard is a true womanizer, dark and ... See full summary »

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(as Juan A. Mas)
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Credited cast:
Damon Abdallah ...
Homeless Man
Brooke Bailey ...
London
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Dylan
Jon Fowler ...
Lefty
Robert Gerl ...
Featured Extra
David R. Johnson ...
Dave the Doorman
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Mike Pritchard (as Jason Mckee)
Thomas Olson ...
Nancy Boy (as Tom Olson)
Andrew Parker ...
Guy Johnson
Sam Prudhomme ...
Eliot
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Jonesy
Bee Simonds ...
Starr
Lila Vlavianos ...
The Flirt
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A hot young band playing at clubs and raves across the Northwest. Handsome lead singer Dylan Brown has a bit of an ego problem, guitarist Mike Prichard is a true womanizer, dark and mysterious bassist Beatrice London has a death and destruction fetish, and drummer Robert "Nancy Boy" Nancy just wants everybody to get along. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure, they rock! Unknown to the rest of the band, Dylan and Mike have decided to go solo; unfortunately they choose to play their last gig at a rave at the notorious Club 905 a performance that will change their lives forever. Elliot Brown, Dylan's younger brother, attends to film his rockumentary on the band. When club owner Guy Johnson runs out of alcohol he quickly loses the crowds. Mysteriously the band finds itself trapped in the cavernous, old meat packing plant that is now Club 905, along with Guy's red-hot, intriguing girlfriend Star and Dylan's sweetie Vanessa Jones lovingly called Jonesy. Tension increases when the mutilated ... Written by Tay Voye

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band | rock | video camera | van | murder | See All (11) »

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This is not how rock stars die

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Thriller | Horror

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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12 April 2006 (Italy)  »

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Axe  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Portions of this film were shot in what used to be a Wonder Bread factory. See more »

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Nancy Boy: It seems we have a killer who collects the bodies.
London: Maybe he's a necrophiliac.
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I'd rather choke to death than watch this again...
21 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At the time of writing this review it would seem that over 50% of IMDb voters had given this film a rating of either a 10 or a 1. I can only surmise then that those giving it a 10 were either cast or crew members.

They say that given enough monkeys and enough time and enough typewriters, those monkeys, just by random proddings at the keyboard, would eventually type out the complete works of Shakespeare. However, I seriously doubt that given the same number of monkeys and time, you could find a single one to give this movie a rating of 10.

I patiently watched the first half, foolishly assuming that the film would, on some level, develop either the plot or the characters, or maybe make some kind of social comment or provoke barely intellectual thought. Failing that, I was quite prepared to accept action, suspense, comedy, horror or even gratuitous sex as a way of holding my attention. Ultimately, I was disappointed and consequently, much of the second half was viewed at double speed as I searched in vain for some small snippet of cinematic redemption. Sadly, there was none.

If "The Choke", was put up against an episode of Scooby Doo then I'm afraid the cartoon would win hands down in terms of mystery, intrigue and unpredictability. And speaking of cartoon characters, the acting abilities of the various cast members varied between acceptable (at best) and embarrassingly poor with Brooke Bailey's portrayal of the freaky, death obsessed pseudo goth, London, being so bad I almost felt sorry for her.

I would have liked to have finished on a positive note but even the soundtrack, a second rate feast of contemporary punk rock, failed even to entertain, let alone serve to enhance a very poor flick.


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