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Splinter (2006)

A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.

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Detective Cunningham
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Captain Garcia
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Mom
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Dreamer
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Detective Gramm (as Resminé Atis)
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Dusty (as Noel G.)
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Detective Stiles (as Diamond Dallas Page)
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Vanessa
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Jesse (Veterano)
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Private Martinez
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Trigger
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Louie Garcia
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Lil Nights
Anthony Cuesta ...
Speedy
Kira Elliot ...
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On the mean streets of LA, two gangsters - - Dreamer (Almeida) and Dusty (Noel G.) - - unite over the mysterious murder of their brother. Dreamer, with the bullet that killed his brother still lodged in his skull, is desperately seeking revenge when he crosses paths with Detective Gramm (Atis), a confident rookie cop partnered with corrupt veteran Cunningham (Sizemore). Amidst a rising body count and the threat of an all-out gang war, the four characters lock themselves in a brutal end-game as they discover who among them is creating the brutal chaos. Written by Olmos, Michael D.

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Everyone Dies Dirty

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Crime | Thriller

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

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Gangues de L.A.  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,517 (USA) (2 November 2008)

Gross:

$12,918 (USA) (9 November 2008)
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This film is produced by a variety of Los Angeles-based community artists, including a team of scholars from comic book production companies Chamber Six and Dark Horse. It is being best compared to the surprising, award-winning graphic-novelization-turned-movie A History of Violence (2005) for its bold sincerity in this industry. See more »

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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Is there no cure for nepotism?
24 November 2007 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

An hour into this movie, and I thought "okay, enough now; this is as much as I can take of this crap." I haven't seen the ending, and I really don't care.

This inept piece of garbage would have even Ed Wood splitting heirs over its numerous flaws. Olmos, who is I assume either the son or nephew of that other Olmos - the one that played in "Blade Runner" - made this amateurish junk, proving for the umpteenth time that nepotism doesn't work. Not in movies, not anywhere. Movie-making is not DNA-based.

Awful acting, phony-sounding "ghetto dialogue", muddled editing, an ugly look, and a dull plot. What more can one want?


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