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The Local -- An out-of-towner is hired for an inter-family abduction in this trailer from Vanguard Cinema.
The Local -- Scene from THE LOCAL (2009).

Joe (Paul James Vasquez) and Frank (David F Nighbert) come clean on what they really want from Noname (Dan Eberle).
The Local -- A wealthy out of towner hires an indigent man to abduct his estranged daughter.

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Dan Eberle (writer)
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You can change your lot in life. See more »
Plot:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Dan Eberle ... Noname

Maya Ferrara ... Claire

Karl Herlinger ... Rottweiler
Beau Allulli ... Blueboy
David F. Nighbert ... Frank

Paul James Vasquez ... Joe
James Alba ... Horse
Paul Bowen ... Big Black

George Tchortov ... Sig
Jarret Garcia ... Moo
David Cornue ... Redcoat
Torben Brooks ... Jon
Janet Panetta ... Anne Thomson
Adam Nagaitis ... Jack Lord
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Auriemma ... Lewis (as Anthony Vincent)
Amanda Bender ... Ms New Jersey
Bill Campbell ... Tubesock
Theresa Galeani ... Ms East New York
Mat Govich ... Serbia
Tim Guetterman ... Skel
Jennifer Hallie ... Pumpkin Pie
David Healy ... MTA worker
Gavin Lewis ... Unfriendly Detective

Gayle Madeira ... Lewis's Date
Yelena Mnatsakanyan ... Mouth
Mariann Moery ... Mrs. Thomson's Neighbor
Santiago Papini ... Pringle
Seamus Petrocelli ... Salami
Justin Ray ... Bagman
Pedro Rafael Rodriguez ... Arresting Officer (as Pedro Rodriguez)
Nina Rogers ... Baby
Robert Saietta ... Business Man

Desi Sanchez ... Hostile Store Attendant

Steve Siegelbaum ... Skankpusher
Maki Stapleton ... Party Girl

Joe Stipek ... Grease II
Jared Stone ... Roach
Rob Tinsley ... Michael Stipe
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Directed by
Dan Eberle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dan Eberle  writer

Produced by
David Cornue .... producer
Dan Eberle .... executive producer
Tim Guetterman .... executive producer
James Malki .... associate producer
John McCloskey .... producer
Dara Selbert .... associate producer
Maki Stapleton .... associate producer
Paul James Vasquez .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jesse Chandler 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Guetterman 
 
Film Editing by
Dan Eberle 
Tim Guetterman 
 
Makeup Department
Steve Siegelbaum .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Wills .... assistant director
 
Stunts
George Tchortov .... action director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Parsons .... camera operator: "b" camera
James Parsons .... director of photography: second unit
James Parsons .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Bill Campbell .... composer: theme music
Omar Jackson .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Ari Taub .... business consultant
 
Thanks
Chris Bongirne .... thanks
Evan Meszaros .... very special thanks
 

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USA:90 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
[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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35 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Dan Eberle is a Genius, Needs to Break Out Big Time, 27 September 2009
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A drug dealer who happens to be clean himself (Dan Eberle) roams around town on a variety of missions, finding himself getting into fights at every turn. One of his chief missions? Rescuing a heroin-addicted daughter for a concerned father... whose motives are unclear.

Let me lay this on the line: Dan Eberle is the man of the future for crime dramas. He has written and directed a film in the style of Guy Ritchie's "Snatch" and "Two Smoking Barrels" -- also producing and starring in it. When this disc arrived in my mail, I was unsure about it. I receive many low budget piles of rubbish. This one is by far the most professional independent film I've ever had the pleasure to review.

What really adds to "The Local" is the clear plot of a single protagonist, somewhat of an anti-hero. Ritchie's films are beautiful, and carry a lot of star power, but Eberle cuts through the tangled intertwining plots to deliver one distinct narrative. Yes, there are still multiple characters with multiple motives, which really adds to the story... but we never have to keep track of five different plots to make sure we understand where they lead.

You like drug dealer films? Mafia films? Gun fights? Fist fights? This has it all, in the grimy streets to rundown apartment complexes. Beautiful cinematography and a respectable score. There's no reason "The Local" couldn't have been released in theaters across the country. Believe me, I've seen a lot worse in the cinema. Do yourself a favor and get a copy of this film if you are into this sort of genre... "The Local" could be a cult favorite someday soon.

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