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Southern Justice (2006)

M.D. Selig's feature thriller, SOUTHERN JUSTICE throws ex-military sniper Slim Manning into the gritty underworld of a small southern town where fundamentalist religion moves into the ... See full summary »

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Sherman Ackers
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M.D. Selig's feature thriller, SOUTHERN JUSTICE throws ex-military sniper Slim Manning into the gritty underworld of a small southern town where fundamentalist religion moves into the occult. A murdered dancer at Slim's club is the catalyst for this hunt of psychotic killers who prey on young girls. Lensed on Super 16mm, the story weaves the sweltering heat of the deep south through exotic dance clubs, faith healing revivals, ritualistic torture and exorcism. With his teenage daughters life on the line, Slim must revive more than just sniper skills to keep his world intact. Written by M.D. Selig

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A former Military Sniper must risk everything to save his teenage daughter from the religious underworld of a small southern town. See more »


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Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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22 February 2006 (USA)  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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Filmed entirely on location in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Format Super 16. No studio shots or stock footage used. All locations are real. Temperatures during shooting ranged from 85 to 105 degrees with relative humidity hovering at 88%. See more »

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Bizarro Cult Classic from Auteur M.D. Selig!!!! A twisted gem!!!
8 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a find! This is perhaps the most enjoyably twisted screen story since Roger Ebert penned "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." This film flies in the face of everything Hollywood believes is necessary to make a successful movie. The protagonists are amoral, the villains based around the local small town church.

Arkansas auteur M.D. Selig wrote, produced, directed, edited and stars in the sordidly sumptuous tale of Slim Manning, an ex-army sniper who inherited a strip club from his parents. Slim's ex-wife and daughter both strip at the club, and turn tricks on the side.

As if the steamily authentic pole dancing and sexy costumes weren't enough, the plot involves strippers being killed off by a weird conglomeration of crooked cops, white trash mobsters and an evil Baptist minister.

Selig is great as a poor man's Steven Seagal, dispatching all who would prey on his stable of sleazy ladies with guns or fists.

The opening scenes are a mess. No doubt footage was lost on bad film stock, leading to some screwball continuity and slapdash editing. But after a bumpy start the film kicks in smoothly. Despite the obviously low budget, there is plenty of action and the acting is generally very professional, as is the camera work and soundtrack.

Aside from handling all the chief duties of film-making, Selig also wrote and performs songs on the soundtrack.

A great party flick. Hopefully Selig will earn back his budget and get back into the director's chair. America needs more movies like this!


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