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Writers:
Adrian Cruz (screenplay) &
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Everyone Dies Dirty
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Sizemore ... Detective Cunningham

Edward James Olmos ... Captain Garcia

Ivonne Coll ... Mom
Enrique Almeida ... Dreamer

Resmine Atis ... Detective Gramm (as Resminé Atis)

Noel Gugliemi ... Dusty (as Noel G.)

Dallas Page ... Detective Stiles (as Diamond Dallas Page)

Delilah Cotto ... Vanessa

Emilio Rivera ... Jesse (Veterano)

Adam Rodriguez ... Private Martinez

Hector Atreyu Ruiz ... Trigger

Ski Carr ... Louie Garcia

Gary Cruz ... Lil Nights
Anthony Cuesta ... Speedy
Kira Elliot ... Female Officer 1
Ruben Ferrer ... Paradise Gardens G 2
Jesse G. ... Paradise Gardens G 4
Billy Garcia ... Shaggy

Nicholas Gonzalez ... Detective Diaz
Del Guillen ... Paradise Gardens G 1
Mark Hall ... Detective
Nico Hill ... Detective Scinetti
Rob Hinderstein ... Detective

Harry Karp ... Forensics Officer #2 (as Harry Carp)
Alejandro Llobet ... Bartender
Art Madison ... Detective
Thaddeus Massey ... Forensics Expert Petersen
Vinni Ali'i Mesa ... Smokey (as Vinni Mesa)
Ramon Molina ... Termite

Gino Montesinos ... Gumby
Lisa Moya ... Female Under Arrest 1

Bridger Nielson ... Detective

Bodie Olmos ... Forensics Officer
Mico Olmos ... Detective

Mario Orozco ... Happy (as Mario Orzoco)
Danny Ortiz ... Casper
Senen Reyes ... Greenville G (as Sen Dog)

Elizabeth Rivera ... Gang member
Danny Romo ... Paradise Gardens G 3
Kim Rouggie ... Herself
Chris Tongue ... Officer Hanson

Emiliano Torres ... Shooter

Brien Varady ... Detective

Jared Ward ... Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carlos Ayala ... Gangster
Jennifer Delaeo ... Bar Girl (as Jennifer Lopes)
Daniel H. (as Danny H.)

David Madison ... Gang member

Directed by
Michael D. Olmos 
 
Writing credits
Adrian Cruz (screenplay) (as Adrian A. Cruz) &
Michael D. Olmos (screenplay) &
Enrique Almeida (screenplay)

Produced by
Enrique Almeida .... executive producer
Enrique Almeida .... producer
Jason Black .... co-producer
Adrian Cruz .... producer
Mark Hall .... line producer
Mark Hall .... producer
Jasper Jan .... co-producer
Ryan R. Johnson .... co-producer
Barry Levine .... executive producer
Steven Machat .... producer
Michael D. Olmos .... producer
Mike Richardson .... executive producer
Chris Tongue .... executive producer
Steve D. Yang .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jae Chong 
 
Cinematography by
Bridger Nielson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jamieson Fry 
 
Production Design by
Bryce Holtshousen 
 
Art Direction by
Miriam Gilbert (art direction)
 
Costume Design by
Alison Brooks 
 
Makeup Department
Rob Hinderstein .... special makeup effects artist
Linda Sammut .... key makeup artist
Michael B. Williams .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
John O'Rourke .... unit production manager
Rebecca J. Sorensen .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie Cummings .... second second assistant director
John O'Rourke .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Frederick Agnew .... lead scenic artist
Darren Dziesinski .... property assistant
Alice Ly .... assistant property master
Jason Thirlaway .... property master
Danijel Zezelj .... illustrator: title sequence
Kevin Meier .... pre-production artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kathleen Edwards .... dialog editor
Kathleen Edwards .... sound editor
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Jackie Johnson .... sound editor
Jim Machowski .... sound mixer
Dean Menta .... sound editor
Daniel D. Monahan .... additional sound mixer
Lucien Palmer .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Andy Snavley .... adr recordist
Andy Snavley .... foley recordist
Andy Snavley .... sound effects editor
Andy Snavley .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
William Tempel .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Rob Henderson .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Neil Atkins .... visual effects supervisor
Marc Flennert .... dust busting supervisor
Bob Gill .... digital intermediate colorist
Ken Locsmandi .... digital artist
Ken Locsmandi .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Stunts
J.J. Perry .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric C. Castro .... grip
Jesse Crusing .... electrician
Justin DeNino .... electrician
Mikey Jechort .... best boy electric
Colin Kelly .... second assistant camera
Rex Kenney .... key grip
Koji Kojima .... first assistant camera
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Lincoln Lewis .... electrician
Jon Myers .... Steadicam operator
Jarrod Oswald .... first assistant camera
Justin Owensby .... grip
Joshua Stern .... chief lighting technician
Amanda Treyz .... best boy grip
Ben Van Cleave .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne Rocchio .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Dean Menta .... music editor
Brandon Keropian Olmos .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Matt Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Jamieson Fry .... title designer
Tessy Garcia .... craft service
Torrence Hall .... armorer
Geno Imbriale .... production coordinator
Lourdes Ortega .... publicist
Charlie Parrish .... weapons handler (as H. Charles Parrish)
Anthony Rico .... production assistant
Mike Tristano .... armorer
 
Thanks
Nina Yang Bongiovi .... special thanks (as Nina Yang)
Kevin Ragsdale .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some drug use
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USA:90 min
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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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21 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
noteworthy in an otherwise burned out genre, 20 April 2007
Author: overherebuddy from United States

so, i've seen this at a preview screening. here's my commentary: i don't know how many people go to blockbuster, but i'm sure anyone who has, regularly, has noticed over the years, a slew of low-budget "gang" films. well, those movies hitting the shelves, seem to only bring to the viewer the basic, generic love affair, doubled with an attempt (a poor one) at the "tough feel" better captured by classics like "american me", and "south central". well, after actually renting a few of those, i'd say they were more than a let down, they were HORRIBLE. but then again, they WERE low-budget. i can go on about these titles, bad acting, bad editing, etc. and rarely, anything new brought to the table.

with splinter, it seems (finally) someone decided to actually jump off the cheap bandwagon, and make more than just another "urban"/mi vida loca/boyz in the hood b-flick. the best way i've heard it described is "memento" meets a modern "blood in/blood out". sizemore fits his character so well, you forget he's not really a messed up cop. ed olmos' deadpan look and stern dialogue also do great in the story. the main "gangsters" themselves, especially "dreamer", also do a good job, portraying these characters as more than just average street criminals, but people with messed up lives.

anyways, i definitely recommend this if you want to see a "gang life" movie with some good twists and turns, along with numerous scenes of gratuitous violence. this is one i wouldn't be surprised HBO picking up.

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