Bobby Lee needed to re-do the dialog for his scenes in a sound booth. He did the entire re-dub in the nude. See more »
Why the interview?
I mean, have you killed anybody? I know you probably have some cool-ass stories and shit.
Ok, why don't you tell Connie Chung to sit back and keep quiet.
[unknown to the writer/director, Bobby Lee does a Connie Chung impersonation on MadTV]
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Interesting minimalist Asian American indie film noir
This was obviously done on little or no budget, and they make the most of it. Sam (Sung Kang), gone for a year, returns to Los Angeles to get revenge for his friend who was killed in a drug deal gone bad, and to get back his girlfriend. The film is told in minimalist fashion, with a definite film noir attitude. The story is pretty straightforward, but serves to reveal Sam's inner turmoil. While most of the characters/actors are Asian American, and part of the film is set in LA's Koreatown, this does not figure in the story, and in fact there is only one moment--when Sam visits his dead friend's father--that we see something culturally Korean (at least, I think it is culturally Korean--I'm not Korean myself) and expresses his grief at the news he has to tell the father.
I found the film not exciting, but interesting, as a character study of someone who has done some wrong things and expects others to help him dig himself out.
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