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Modus Operandi -- A wild throwback to '70s grindhouse movies, Modus Operandi is shockingly violent and even more entertaining. It tells the twisted tale of CIA black-ops specialist Stanley Cashay (Randy Russell), who lives in drunken depravity after the murder of his wife. He is called back into service when highly sensitive tapes are stolen from the President.
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A film that could only be made in Milwaukee, where life is CHEAP!
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A revenge tale about a desperate C.I.A. agent on a mission to find the man who murdered his wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Randy Russell ... Stanley Cashay

Danny Trejo ... Director Holiday

Mark Borchardt ... Dallas Deacon
Michael Sottile ... Squire Parks

Barry Poltermann ... Casey Thunderbird
Nikki Johnson ... Black Licorice

Mark Metcalf ... Copper Gore

Andrew Swant ... Agent Xanadu

Bobby Ciraldo ... Marcello Maserati
Patrick Buckley ... The Cowboy
Sam Norman ... Adonis (as Samwell)
Sarah Price ... Agent Airheart
Robert Glenn Jones ... CIA Supervisor
Ayesha Mohan ... Ayesha Ayesha
Michael Sean Hayden ... Surveillance Double Agent

Kelly Cunningham ... Josephina
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tara Angilello ... Sadi Main
Peter Batchelder ... Guard #1
Carlo Besasie ... Vinnie Tortellini
Elizabeth Bolin ... Bikini Girl #1

Carey Borth ... Bride Zombie
Bryan S. Braun ... Zombie

Tate Bunker ... Van Driver
Brent Allen Caputo ... Zombie

Darrel Cherney ... Shirtless Kisser
Loren S. Common ... Secret Service Agent #3
Adrian Israel Deleon ... The Cleaner
Ryan Dembroski ... Guard #3
Jacob Derrick ... Mercenary

Shalyse Dominique ... Kohe
Andy Gorzalski ... CIA Agent
Steve Guzlecki ... Box Office Clerk
Joshua Hall ... Presidential convention delegate
Emily Heitzer ... Mrs. Squire Parks (as Emily Margaret Heitzer)
Jennifer Johung ... Jo Jo
Ken Keen ... Mercenary
Scott Kempinski ... Mercenary

Jennifer Kim ... Chop Sticks
Alexis Knaak ... Murder Victim #3
Shawn LaPrest ... Secret Service Agent #2
Frankie Latina ... The Red Fox
Xav Leplae ... The One-Eyed Man
Dominic Miskel ... Convention audience
Natasha Nafrini ... Aspiring Actress
Dani Nardi ... Isis Maryland
Troy Nicholas ... Secret Service Agent #1
Eamonn O'Neill ... McCormick Hardcastle
Dan Ollman ... The Specialist
Vanessa Parker ... Murder Victim
Ryan Plato ... Guard #2
Tina Poppy ... Agent Poppyseed
Drew Rosas ... Horror Film Director (as Andrew Rosas)
Marc D. Sanders ... Presidential Convention Delegate
Mike Schank ... Zombie
Liza Scharhag ... Zarana
Lena Song ... Bikini Girl #2
Leah Stuller ... Venchenza Esposito
John Swan ... Avi Aflalo
Reaiah True ... Stanley's Wife
Maureen Waoh-Tobin ... Black Ice
Gamila White ... Waitress
R. Alice Wilson ... Murder Victim #2

Directed by
Frankie Latina 
 
Writing credits
Frankie Latina  story and screenplay and
Andrew Swant  screenplay

Mark Borchardt  additional material
Ryan Plato  additional material
Randy Russell  additional material

Produced by
Janet Beasley .... co-executive producer
Bobby Ciraldo .... executive producer
Shalyse Dominique .... producer
Laurie Foote .... producer
Mark Foote .... producer
Andy Gorzalski .... associate producer
Sasha Grey .... producer
Jonathan Hanusa .... associate producer (as Jon Hanusa)
Nikki Johnson .... co-executive producer
Christian Kocinski .... associate producer
Jon Krill .... producer
Zebedee LeTendre .... producer
Barry Poltermann .... producer
Bob Schweizer .... associate producer
Michael Sottile .... associate producer
John W. Stech .... associate producer (as Dr. John W. Stech)
Chuck Stewart .... associate producer
Jeanie Stewart .... associate producer
Andrew Swant .... producer
Alicia Torres .... associate producer
Danny Trejo .... executive producer
Gilbert Trejo .... producer
Jack Turner .... executive producer
Tami M. Williams .... associate producer
Sean Williamson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Batchelder 
Ray Chi 
Didier Leplae 
Nick Pipitone 
Joe Riepenhoff 
Renato Umali 
Joe Wong 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Escribano 
 
Art Direction by
Frankie Latina 
 
Makeup Department
Cory Bova .... special makeup effects artist
Bill Forsche .... special makeup effects assistance
Kelly Hendzel .... makeup artist
Drew Rosas .... special makeup effects artist
Bik Wong .... makeup artist
 
Art Department
Eric Arsnow .... illustrator
Peter Barrickman .... painter
Dan Braun .... graphic design
Todd Gnacinski .... illustrator
George Gorgolis .... carpenter
Jordan Bree Long .... art department
Alvaro Rendon .... painter
Ray Roy .... graphic design
 
Sound Department
Travis Auclair .... foley artist
Peter Batchelder .... sound recordist
Dave Kiehl .... foley artist
Didier Leplae .... sound designer
Didier Leplae .... sound recordist
Drew Rosas .... foley artist
Andrew Swant .... sound designer
Andrew Swant .... sound mixer
Chris James Thompson .... sound recordist
Jonah Whipp .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Christian Kocinski .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Oliver Franklin Anderson .... logo animation
Dave Kiehl .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Kevin Przybylinski .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Andrae .... camera operator
Carlo Besasie .... camera operator
Carlo Besasie .... director of photography: second unit
Tate Bunker .... camera operator
Dane Haman .... set photographer
Dave Kiehl .... set photographer
Michael Kubaszak .... assistant camera
Frankie Latina .... camera operator
Xav Leplae .... camera operator
Ryan Plato .... key grip
Joe Spang .... grip
Andrew Swant .... camera operator
Jonah Whipp .... camera operator
Jonah Whipp .... director of photography: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Meg Marciniak .... costume department
Jennifer Rau .... costume department
Bik Wong .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ryan Plato .... additional editor
Drew Rosas .... additional editor
Andrew Swant .... additional editor
Michael T. Vollmann .... editorial department
 
Music Department
Frank L. Anderson .... original music
 
Transportation Department
Timothy Warren Hansen .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Frank L. Anderson .... logo sound design
Mark Cardona .... production assistant
Nick Dropp .... production assistant
Jacob Fiering .... production assistant
Armahn Gonzalez .... production assistant
Sasha Grey .... presenter
Amanda C. Griffin .... production assistant
Steve Guzlecki .... location engineer
Jonathan Hanusa .... production assistant (as Jon Hanusa)
Max Hey .... production assistant
Austin Myles Jackson .... production assistant
Annie Jeeves .... publicist
Andrew Jenson .... production assistant
David J. Latina .... spiritual advisor
Matt Ott .... production assistant
Kevin Przybylinski .... production assistant
Robert Schoonover .... production assistant
Stephen Schoonover .... production assistant
John W. Stech .... medical advisor (as Dr. John W. Stech)
Jack Turner .... sales agent
 

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Also Known As:
"Frankie Latina's Modus Operandi" - USA (alternative title)
"Sasha Grey Presents Modus Operandi" - USA (alternative title)
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80 min
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The climax of the film was shot in the historic Grand Theater in downtown Milwaukee one week after Michael Mann's Public Enemies (2009) shot in the same theater.See more »
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A sexy surreal sensation., 10 November 2010

Modus Operandi is a film that is tough to judge harshly. It was clearly made, as so many great films before it, with a great amount of enthusiasm. And frankly, it's hard not to have fun watching it when the director clearly had so much fun making it. "Grindhouse" and "Machete" are both fun movies. But "Modus Operandi" is a genuine grindhouse film. Shot in the slums and back alleys of Milwaukee, the art of exploitation is etched into every frame. The film seems to have been influenced by everything from John Waters and Russ Meyer to David Lynch and John Luc Godard. Not a film for the squeamish. But if anyone doubts that American Independents can still deliver original material should watch this movie.

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