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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:
A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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

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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Runtime:
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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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Gritty and good, 30 November 2009
Author: ddbii from United States

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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