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The Local (2008)

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A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.

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Claire
Karl Herlinger ...
Beau Allulli ...
Blueboy
David F. Nighbert ...
Frank
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Joe
James Alba ...
Horse
Paul Bowen ...
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Sig
Jarret Garcia ...
Moo
David Cornue ...
Redcoat
Torben Brooks ...
Jon
Janet Panetta ...
Anne Thomson
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Jack Lord
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Lewis (as Anthony Vincent)
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The Local follows Noname, an enigmatic man running from a tortured past. He is trapped in a violent Brooklyn underworld as the lowly drug runner for a gang of crazed veterans. There, Noname is approached by a wealthy out-of-towner who offers him a large sum of money to "rescue" the man's heroin-addicted daughter from his employer's drug lair. Noname soon realizes that saving the girl is more than a payday. It will grant him a way out of his purgatory after a lifetime of wrongdoing, and open a path toward personal redemption. Written by Anonymous

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[first lines]
Noname: To be more than the sum of your circumstances. To break free from the past. To change your lot in life.
[violent blow]
Noname: It's a promise.
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This is more reality...
21 November 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Wow, one comment on such a movie, hard to believe it, because it's great.

First, it takes a lot of guts to release a movie so atypical compared to the "hollywood stuff" were watching normally. No stunts, no great looking actors, no digital tricks, no commercial music, no brilliant colors, not even a pleasant hero.

Nevertheless this film offers something, that most of the 1a productions lack off: Credibility!

Dan Eberle plays a loser, who is selling his soul for thirty bucks a day to work as a courier for drug dealers. If that would nor be bad enough, every time he jobs something goes wrong and he ends up beaten up, without money and with even more problems than he had the day before. Nobody is respecting him or taking him for serious. The only thing he seems to be able to manage in his life is his addiction to drugs, he is clean.

So what's so interesting about this film? Well, the fact that it could be a real story, something that really happens every day in every part of the world. The dirty truth, ugly, bloody, revolting and pitiful...

But very interesting, like when two people have a fight in front of you... you can't stop watching, you just stare at it motionless although you don't support it.

Do yourself a favor and watch this movie, it's original, brutal and somehow very fascinating. I will keep my copy and watch it again, what not happens to often.


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