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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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Anthony Auriemma ...
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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You can change your lot in life. See more »

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June 2008 (USA)  »

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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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Gritty and good
30 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movies musical equivalent would be Raw Power by Iggy Pop on first listen it seems too gritty and haphazard but you can't deny the genius. You start thinking about how with a little work you could really market this stuff to the masses. But eventually you come to your senses and realize you would never listen to crap that they market to the masses anyway Everyone in this film looks as if they need of a good scrubbing and a shot of penicillin. Dan Eberle is amazing take Vin Diesel combine him with a street addict than beat your creation with a sock full of nickels and you've got the character he plays. Unfortunately I think this movie will be lost on a lot of folks. I remember reading In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway for the first time and didn't know what the hell was going on till I realized that each story was a vignette. This movie is much the same we pop in somewhere in the middle and things go from there. Dan Eberle has created a character that is a lot more than he's letting on and is seeking redemption for things only alluded. I know everyone's gonna puke but I really would like to see more of this character to fill in a few of the gaps. This movie succeeds in capturing the feel of the street a lot like Taxi Driver did in the 70's and Dan Eberle could be the anti hero model for the New Millennium.


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