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Dark Streets -- A dazzling film about a nightclub owner who gambles everything when he looks deeper into his father's death.
Dark Streets -- Music. Betrayal. Passion…Welcome to the Blues and mystery of DARK STREETS. Chaz Davenport (Gabriel Mann) is a dashing playboy who has it all: a hot nightclub, two glamorous singers (Bijou Phillips, Izabella Miko) and the most seductive music ever created playing from his stage. But when he enlists the help of the menacing “Lieutenant” to look into the sinister circumstances surrounding his father’s death, his life spirals dangerously out-of control.
Dark Streets -- Chaz Davenport (Gabriel Mann) is a dashing playboy who has it all: a hot nightclub, two glamorous singers (Bijou Phillips, Izabella Miko) and the most seductive music ever created playing from his stage. But when he enlists help to look into the sinister circumstances surrounding his father's death, Davenport's life spirals out of control.

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Writers (WGA):
Wallace King (screenplay)
Glenn M. Stewart (play)
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Music, Passion, Betrayal. Welcome to the Blues.
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The owner of a 1930s nightclub loses control of his life amid love triangles and too much debt. | Full synopsis »
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Outstanding blues and swing, arresting visuals, bad screenplay See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Gabriel Mann ... Chaz

Bijou Phillips ... Crystal

Izabella Miko ... Madelaine

Elias Koteas ... Lieutenant

Jarreth J. Merz ... Pale Man

Michael Fairman ... Nathaniel
Toledo Diamond ... Prince

Jordi Caballero ... Slim

Tracy Phillips ... Rose

Mike Muscat ... Guard

Kimberly Sanders ... Ballroom Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Aldridge ... VIP Dinner Guest

Noel Arthur ... EMT

Sybil Azur ... Lilly

Marina Benedict ... Dancer
Luna Rocio Cantale ... Cigarrete girl
Gigi Chavoshi ... Dancer
Samuel Bliss Cooper ... Delivery Man

Pat Crawford Brown ... Delores

Palmer Davis ... Darlene
Henriette Dyer ... Dancer

Sharon Ferguson ... Dancer
Sharon Ferrol-Young ... Dancer, Associate Choreographer
Roosevelt Flenoury ... Dancer
Lisa Gabriel ... Nightclub Cocktail Waitress
Keith Glover ... Plant Guard

Gigi Hunter ... Dancer

Diana Kyle ... Woman in Feathered Cape
Sebastian Leger ... Musician

Alexandra Mann ... Lorna
Angela P. Martinez ... Cassandra
Michele Martinez ... Dancer
Jaayda McClanahan ... Dancer

Howard S. Miller ... Frank

Matt O'Toole ... Harry

James Otis ... Tommy

Paul Palo ... Drug Dealer

F. William Parker ... Man in Overalls
Vanessa Peters ... Woman at Table

Bashar Rahal ... Bartender
Liz Ramos ... Dancer
Ken Rosier ... Governor

Mary Scanlon ... Dancer

Lauri Serene ... Dancer

Carolyn Seymour ... Gloria

Chip Sickler ... Man inTop Hat

Eve Sigall ... Neighbor
John Solari ... The Goon
Adriana Souza ... Dancer
Christie Stover ... Dancer

Brian Toth ... Transvestite

Alexi Wasser ... Claudia
Emily Williams ... Dancer
Tara Wilson ... Dancer
Keith Young ... Choreographer

Kirstin Zotovich ... Cigarette Girl

Geoffrey Gould ... Reporter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rachel Samuels 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Wallace King (screenplay)

Glenn M. Stewart (play)

Produced by
Jeremy Alter .... co-producer
Steffen Aumueller .... executive producer
Andrea Balen .... producer
Claus Clausen .... producer
Corina Danckwerts .... producer
Melitta Fitzer .... associate producer
Glenn M. Stewart .... producer
Zora A. Wolter .... line producer
 
Original Music by
George Acogny 
 
Cinematography by
Sharone Meir (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie 
Anne Goursaud 
 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
 
Production Design by
Frank Bollinger 
 
Art Direction by
Jana Mrovec 
 
Set Decoration by
Eden Barr 
 
Costume Design by
Maria Schicker 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Carlson .... hair stylist
Michelle DeMilt .... makeup artist
Fiona Distefano .... makeup artist
Kamaura Eley .... hair stylist
Roxanne Ferguson .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Fox .... makeup artist: background
Jennifer Greenberg .... makeup artist
Tracey Henton .... key makeup artist
Reiko Horiuchi .... hair stylist
Martina Kohl .... makeup department head
Kelley Mitchell .... makeup artist
Angie Peek .... assistant hair stylist
Judie Tallman .... hair stylist
Liz Webster .... hair department head
Isabella Wiley .... makeup artist
Crystal Wolfchild .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christian Bevington .... production manager
Kirsten Wagner .... production manager: second unit
Chris F. Woods .... post-production supervisor (as Christopher Francis Woods)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Graeme Finlayson .... first assistant director: re-shoot
Joshua Lou Friedman .... additional second assistant director (as Josh Friedman)
Myna Gill .... second assistant director
Shannyn K. Marlen .... second second assistant director
Mike Mihovilovich .... second second assistant director
Daniel Shultz .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jami Anderson .... set dresser
Sarah Bess .... lead scenic artist
Andy Bottigliero .... set dresser (as Andrea Bottigliero)
Freddie Campbell .... set dresser
Peter Dang .... art director: second unit
Flip Filippelli .... construction coordinator
Andy Hammer .... scenic
Cija Johnson .... carpenter
Jacob Martinez .... leadman (as Jack Martinez)
Jacob P. Martinez .... leadman
Nathan McMahon .... leadman
Manuel Plank-Jorge .... illustrator
Dave Preston .... assistant property master
David L. Snyder .... visual consultant
Elvis Strange .... graphic designer
Elvis Strange .... property master
Samo Tusak .... carpenter
Samo Tusak .... lead man
Greg Wilson .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer
Max Bauer .... foley artist
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Marcus Blanchard .... co-sound designer
Marcus Blanchard .... sound effects editor
Marcus Blanchard .... sound re-recording mixer
Normann Büttner .... foley recordist
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Daniel Dietenberger .... sound designer
Friedrich M. Dosch .... sound editor
Richard Dwan Jr. .... supervising dialogue editor
Shelik Fernandez .... sound recordist
Stephen Fitzmaurice .... adr mixer
David Hingorany .... sound mix engineer
Scott A. Jennings .... sound re-recording mixer
Iris Karina .... boom operator (as Iris Lohninger)
Pit Kuhlmann .... sound editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Karl W. Lohninger .... sound mixer
Klint Macro .... foley recordist
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Jared Neal .... sound editor
Paul Ordonez .... sound recordist
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Perry Robertson .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Zimmerman .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Mark Bedell .... special effects assistant
Robert Garrigus .... pyrotechnician
Maegan Stewart .... special effects assistant
Nils Allen Stewart .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Gregory Creaser .... digital grading supervisor
Brandon Flyte .... digital compositor
Christopher Grandel .... digital effects artist
Andrew Lewitin .... visual effects
Ken Locsmandi .... animation supervisor
Linda Olague .... digital grading
Chris F. Woods .... visual effects supervisor (as Christopher Francis Woods)
Jason Michael Zimmerman .... compositor
 
Stunts
Mark Bedell .... stunts
Mark Bedell .... utility stunts
Steve Hart .... stunts
Cole S. McKay .... stunts (as Cole McKay)
Chip Mefford .... stunt double
Nils Allen Stewart .... stunt coordinator
Chris Torres .... stunts
Raliegh Wilson .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard W. Botchlet .... electrician
Eric Budlong .... key grip
Sylvain D'Hautcourt .... camera operator
Adam Duffy .... electrician
Owen Foye .... electrician
Coby Garfield .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Erik Gonzales .... rigging electrician
Russell Griffith .... gaffer
Miles Gutkin .... grip
Darryl Humber .... dolly grip
Morgan Jenkins .... camera loader
Chris Owen Jones .... assistant camera (as Christopher Jones)
Drew Maw .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew Mueller .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Landon Ruddel .... best boy grip
Ted Sapp .... grip
Pat Swovelin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kenny Tucker .... electrician
Jack L. Zeman .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
LaVonne Rae Andrews .... additional casting
Carmen Betancourt .... additional casting
Matthew Gray .... extras casting
Jenny Jue .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fariba Behnam .... costume supervisor
Marlene Blumert .... costumer
Glenn Gregory Krah .... key set costumer (as Glenn Georg Krah)
 
Editorial Department
Ricky Hayner .... assistant editor
Kristofer Lindquist .... additional film editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Tobias Rogers .... assistant editor
Tobias Rogers .... on-line editor
Miklos Wright .... additional editor
 
Music Department
George Acogny .... music supervisor
Dorina Arellano .... music coordinator
Christopher Guardino .... music arranger
Christopher Guardino .... musician: keyboards
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Randy Kerber .... orchestrator
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Gabrial McNair .... orchestrator
Jay B. Richardson .... music editor
Mike Sawitzke .... music editor
Charlotte Towne .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Matthew Ballard .... transportation coordinator
Shay Morgan Brook .... transportation captain
Theodore Giapapas .... driver
 
Other crew
Mark Bedell .... firearms master
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Paul Cozzi .... production assistant
Sharon Ferrol-Young .... associate choreographer
Melitta Fitzer .... production accountant
Sherie Giehtbrock .... script supervisor
Torrence Hall .... weapons handler
Dan Kanes .... follow spot operator
David Kern .... location manager
Matthew Knudsen .... key set production assistant
Sheila Louie .... set medic
Jason Neudecker .... production assistant
James Notari .... location scout
Josh Novak .... set production assistant
Michelle Roussell .... production assistant
Jeremy Scripter .... assistant location manager
Kirsten Wagner .... coordinator
Rebekah Weatherspoon .... key set production assistant: re-shoot
Alex Webber .... catering/craft service: re-shoots
Valerie Whitcomb .... payroll accountant
Keith Young .... choreographer
Bruce Garrick .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bill McAdams Jr. .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michael Simpson Jr. .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Ray Brown .... special thanks
Johnny Hartmann .... very special thanks
David Vernon .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for some sexual content, drug use and brief violent images
Runtime:
83 min
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding blues and swing, arresting visuals, bad screenplay, 6 July 2009
Author: martys-7 from United States

If you are a fan of Salomon Burke, Etta James, Dr. John, or just love blues and swing, "Dark Streets" would appear to be dream come true. In this tale of a doomed 1930s rich boy turned night club owner, even actresses Bijou Phillips and Izabella Miko hold their own as club singers delivering their songs with plenty of gusto and sex-appeal while the dancers and music scorch the screen. But the music and club act scenes cannot hide the movie's inept screenplay.

Besides the music, the cinematography is also stunning creating the noirest of atmospheres in the middle of the Great Depression. Murderous dark streets, threatening characters, a decadent night club, presented in rich palette of dark hues and swirling camera work. Unfortunately, soon this becomes irrelevant when the plot fails to deliver.

The story borrows heavily from "Chinatown" and 1940s/1950s film noirs, involving electrical power, greed, dissipation, betrayal, and murder. In able hands it could have been a compelling moral tale, but this poorly written movie lacks the required tension to maintain interest resorting to noir clichés (femme fatale) and contrived situations (heartbreak leads to cocaine) with subplots and characters that go nowhere. The dialogue attempts to generate some sparks here and there but the results are noir light - even Bogart and Bacall would have come out flat delivering the lines. To make matters worse, the main character is an uninteresting weakling who does not inspire much sympathy played by Gabriel Mann as if sleepwalking. Parts of the plot are ludicrous: a corrupt police lieutenant who wears a metal chest plate, a large amount of money that is never seeing again, a shrewd hostile governor is set up having sex at the club, characters murdered for no reason, etc.

If you like bluesy music, Busby Berkeley, a 1930s noir atmosphere and flashy camera work, you should enjoy some of this movie. Alas, "Dark Dreams" is neither "Chicago" nor "Chinatown" and while the musical acts sizzle the rest of the movie fizzles. If one would be able to only listen to the music with the voices turn off, it would be perfect. It gets 3 starts only for its music and some of its visuals.

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