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In a post apocalyptic future, two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park by playing "Beat Beat Revelation", a deadly version of Dance, Dance, Revolution(TM). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Funny and subversively smart low budget flick See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jason Trost ... JTRO

Brandon Barrera ... BTRO

Art Hsu ... KCDC

Caitlyn Folley ... Stacy

James DeBello ... Beat Box Busta Bill
Bryan Goddard ... Sugga Nigga
Lee Valmassy ... L Dubba E

Nick Principe ... BLT
Michael Sandow ... Jody (as Mike Sandow)
Rachel Robinson ... Lacy
Natalie Minx ... Macy

Blayne Weaver ... Gas Station Attendant

Clifton Collins Jr. ... C.C. Jam

Dov Tiefenbach ... Triple Decka 1K

Sean Whalen ... Stacy's Dad
Kyle Valmassy ... Party Person
Dylan Keenberg ... Party Person
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeff Howell ... Party Person

James Remar ... Narrator (voice)

Dash Mihok ... Cody (uncredited)

Directed by
Brandon Trost  (as Trost Bros.)
Jason Trost  (as Trost Bros.)
 
Writing credits
Jason Trost (story)

Brandon Trost (written by) (as Trost Bros.) &
Jason Trost (written by) (as Trost Bros.)

Produced by
Christian Agypt .... producer
Brandon Barrera .... producer
Jason Blum .... executive producer
Steven Schneider .... executive producer
Ron Trost .... executive producer
Hal Tryon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
George Holdcroft 
 
Cinematography by
Brandon Trost 
 
Film Editing by
Abe Levy 
 
Production Design by
Tyler B. Robinson 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Trost 
 
Production Management
Christian Agypt .... unit production manager
Elena Woodhead .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Holmes .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Valdern L'Roi Chalwell .... sound editor: temp mix
A. Tad Chamberlain .... sound mixer
Brennan Gerle .... sound re-recording mixer: temp mix
Goeun Lee .... foley editor
Tom Marks .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Polding .... sound effects editor
Kunal Rajan .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessio Di Giambattista .... gaffer
Chevy Douglas .... key grip
Jeff Howell .... still photographer
Jaxy Ku .... assistant camera
Jonathan Wolf .... still photographer
 
Animation Department
Aaron Juntunen .... beat beat revelation visuals
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Trost .... costumer
 
Other crew
Jeremy Tenser .... legal services
 
Thanks
Jim Stimpson .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive language, sexual content, some nudity and brief drug material
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USA:82 min
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Color (HD)
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The character names JTRO and L Dubba E are derived from the actors' respective real life names: The name "JTRO" comes from the J in Jason and TRO in Trost. L Dubba E, or L double E spells out Lee (Valmassy).See more »
Quotes:
KCDC:What's a town with no ducks?See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of The FP (2007)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Funny and subversively smart low budget flick, 13 September 2013
Author: bkbirge from United States

First off, this is loooowwwww budget and it shows. The sets are repeated over and over which makes the film feel a little claustrophobic given the story setting.

That said, it is really smart and clever in the way it was put together with some genuinely hilarious moments. But this isn't really a movie with a string of sitcom style setups to laugh about. It's more like one big long joke because everyone plays their characters completely straight within the context of a ridiculous world.

The standout character is the hillbilly/gang-leader villain guy. He's so over the top you can't help but smile when he's on screen being a total d'bag the entire way.

The main lead's nod to every anti-hero movie (and noticeably Snake Plissken from Escape from New York) is a running gag. The incongruity of these kids' lives is even more apparent when they have to interact with the occasional middle aged adult who (with the exception of crazy dad) all look pretty much like anyone you'd see today.

The plot is window dressing for the world building and seems mostly an homage to martial arts revenge flicks, with the dance video game taking the place of martial arts.

Where this movie stands out is in 2 places. 1. The music. It's fantastic. They knocked it out of the park with the electronic house/trance compositions that simultaneously nod to John Carpenter's moody soundtracks and bring it completely modern/futuristic.

2. The dialog. It's not quite as genius as Clockwork Orange in this department but it's in that direction. The kids all without exception speak their own dialect that can only be described as street ghetto. It will will be recognizable to Americans who will have heard lots of it in daily language but this is over the top constant. What sets it off as more than an affectation of the movie is the complete lack of black people that you would presume originated the style of language. Not one. There are whites and asians but no blacks. I can only think this is a purposeful move on the writers part and it does make a statement about language and co-opting 'cool'. This combined with the redneck/gangster stereotypes mixed in throughout the movie successfully give this movie a futuristic alien feel. Warning for the sensitive types there are a LOT of N'bombs dropped. However, through all the ridiculousness it hangs together with a weird logic.

Quite an interesting and enjoyable flick full of smiles but few laugh out loud moments. Most of the people in the movie seem to be able to act and they greatly help with the suspension of disbelief.

The last scene is quite hilarious.

If you don't like dry, wry, cerebral parodies then you probably won't like this much. It does drag here and there and the budget is glaringly obvious but I look for really good things from the Trost brothers in the future.

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