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The Bannen Way -- Winner of four 2010 Streamy Awards including Best Web Drama, Best Directing and Best Actor, "The Bannen Way" is a slick, sexy, adrenaline-fueled full-length feature film about Neil Bannen (Mark Gantt), a charming con man caught between the mob, the cops and a penchant for beautiful women.


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  (in credits order)

Mark Gantt ... Neal Bannen

Vanessa Marcil ... Madison

Gabriel Tigerman ... Zeke

Michael Ironside ... Chief Bannen

Robert Forster ... Mr. B

Michael Lerner ... The Mensch

Ski Carr ... Sonny (as Ski Cutty Carr)

Autumn Reeser ... Jailbait

Brianne Davis ... Bombshell

Brittany Ishibashi ... Stiletto

Brynn Thayer ... Margaret Bannen

Roman Varshavsky ... Dimitri

Paul Duke ... Hans
Dean Kreyling ... Finch

Jeffrey R. Newman ... Francis (as Jeff Newman)

Jim Dowd ... Jim

Manuel Urrego ... Manni

Andy McPhee ... Shnook (as Andy Mcphee)

Josh Heisler ... Zeke's Buddy #1

Derek Carter ... Zeke's Buddy #2

Briana Lane ... Danielle - Assistant Manager

Aneliese Wynn ... Stripper #1 (as Aneliese Roettger)

Gary Grossman ... Allen Haskell

Melissa De Sousa ... Catalina

Katia Kieling ... Cute Brunette

Jesse Warren ... Jailbait's Victim

Tania Gonzalez ... NA Speaker

Erin Cahill ... Nurse

Michael Yavnielli ... Detective #1
Peter Leake ... Detective #2
Holly Weber ... Mensch's Wife #1

Catherine Annette ... Mensch's Wife #2

John Griffin ... Strip Club Announcer

Rita Lee ... Stripper #1 Cammie (as Theresa 'Rita' Lee)
Shawna Kaszer ... Stripper Waitress (as Shawna Sutherland)

Tim Mikulecky ... Mensch's Guard #3

Richard King ... Mensch's Guard #4

Elena Kolpachikova ... Tall Blonde (as Elena Amrit)
April Rose ... Veronica (as April Rose Haydock)
Inshad Egap ... Stripper #2

Kristen Marie Kelly ... Stripper #3 (as Kristen Kelly)

Kristia Bonita ... Stripper #4

Jeff Wiesen ... J.C. Trilby (as Jeff Weisen)

Wallace Langham ... Surveillance Tech
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eli Jane ... Lingerie Model
Scott Ashby ... Mensch's Body Guard (uncredited)
Michael Haddad ... Nicotine Anonymous Meeting Biker (uncredited)

James Logan ... Man tied to chair (uncredited)

Dan Olivo ... Poker Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesse Warren 
Writing credits
Jesse Warren (creator) &
Mark Gantt (creator)

Jesse Warren (written by) &
Mark Gantt (written by)

Produced by
Mark Gantt .... executive producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... post production producer (as Kyle Jackson)
Alan Pao .... post production producer
Clio Tegel .... co-producer
Jesse Warren .... executive producer
Bailey Williams .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Trapanese  (as Joe Trapanese)
Cinematography by
Roger Chingirian (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Zack Arnold 
Casting by
Adrianna Porcaro 
Production Design by
George Becket 
Set Decoration by
KayDee Lavorin 
Costume Design by
Maria Lorenzana 
Makeup Department
Elena Arroy .... additional makeup artist
Kathy Bayley .... additional makeup artist
Tanya Cookingham .... makeup department head
Tanya Cookingham .... makeup designer
Gretchen Hass .... assistant hair stylist
Gretchen Hass .... makeup artist
Tonie Keyton .... additional makeup
Elizabeth Villamarin .... key makeup artist (as Liz Villamarin)
Production Management
Shea Farrell .... unit production manager
Cynthia Stegner .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew M. Flinn .... first assistant director (as Andy Flinn)
Chris Levitus .... second unit director
Tessa Lyn Stephenson .... second assistant director (as Tessa Stephenson)
Art Department
Carlos Canon .... additional swing
Jp Gutierrez .... assistant prop master (as J.P. Gutierrez)
Eve McCarney .... additional swing (as Eve Mccarney)
Eve McCarney .... graphic designer
Ann Nord .... prop master
Jack O'Brien .... leadman (as Jack O'Brian)
Sound Department
Sam Aronson .... sound designer (as Samuel Aronson)
Sam Aronson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Samuel Aronson)
Ken Cain .... dialogue editor
Greg Cosh .... production sound mixer
Jill Cosh .... boom operator
David Farnsworth .... foley artist
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael McDonald)
Erick Meany .... sound effects editor
Stacey Michaels .... foley engineer
Ted Phillips .... sound mixer
Kevin Sorensen .... sound mixer (as Kevin K. Sorensen)
Noel Vought .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Jason Collins .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Kenneth Armstrong .... main title design
Jeff Brue .... visual effects
Damian Drago .... visual effects
Keith Adams .... stunt coordinator
James Logan .... stunt actor: Guard #1
Joe Perez .... stunt actor: Henchman
Mario Perez .... stunt actor: Guard #2
Nicole Randall .... stunt double: Madison (as Nicole L. Randall)
JD Roberto .... stunt actor: Guard #3 (as J.D. Roberto)
Terence J. Rotolo .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Brecht Jr. .... lamp operator
Kevin Brennan .... rigging (as Kevin Brennen)
Alex Carr .... digital imaging technician
Louis Cicero .... dolly grip
David Cole .... best boy grip (as Dave Cole)
Matt Conrad .... data wrangler: back up
Halsey D. Corbin .... lamp operator (as Halsey Corbin)
Aaron Crankshaw .... second assistant camera operator: "a" camera
Jason 'Jake' Cross .... key grip (as Jake Cross)
Brian D'Haem .... lamp operator
Brian Devin .... dolly grip
Nikola Dupkanic .... first assistant camera operator: "b" camera
Patrick D. Fields .... grip
Bryan Fletchall .... Steadicam operator (as Bryan Flechall)
Mike Foodman .... lamp operator (as Michael Foodman)
Max Gerson .... best boy grip
Cameron Gordon .... rigger
Matthew Hawkins .... best boy grip (as Matt Hawkins)
Adam Hendershott .... still photographer
Trish Herremans .... rigging
Joe Jorden .... rigger
Kyle Klutz .... cinematographer: second unit
Kyle Klutz .... first assistant camera operator: "a" camera
Steven A. Lundgren .... chief lighting technician
Steven A. Lundgren .... gaffer
Zoran Milosavljevic .... rigger
Chris Nabers .... lamp operator
Michael K. O'Melia .... rigging (as Michael Omelia)
Chris Patterson .... lamp operator
John Christian Patterson .... lighting technician
Wally Rowell .... rigging
Chris Salamone .... grip
Peter Schlanser .... grip
David Sheetz .... assistant chief lighting technician
Peter M. Smith .... dimmer board programmer
Peter M. Smith .... rigging chief lighting technician (as Peter Smith)
Dwight Elliott Stone .... grip (as Dwight Stone)
Chris Tonkovich .... lamp operator
Albee Winbush .... rigging
Nick Zeigler .... rigging (as Nicholas Zeigler)
Casting Department
Vanessa Portillo .... extras casting (as Vanessa Portillo Walsh)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca M. Graves .... costume supervisor (as Rebecca Graves)
Adrian Magaña .... on-set costumer
Alma Magaña .... on-set costumer
Editorial Department
Waldemar Centeno .... co-editor
Jamie King .... assistant editor
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... colorist
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... digital conform
Heather Toll .... project coordinator
Music Department
Kitty Bancroft .... musician
Ted Blaisdell .... song mixing engineer
Ted Blaisdell .... song recording engineer
Will Holliday .... music editor
Transportation Department
Chad Lovoy .... driver
Rick Lovoy .... transportation coordinator
Steve Lovoy .... transportation captain (as Steven Lovoy)
Other crew
Whit Brayton .... production assistant
Anthony Cristo .... production assistant
Alex Farrington .... set medic
Barbara Fleeman .... craft service
Noah Flippo .... production assistant
Danielle Frankl .... production accountant (2009)
Dean Galanis .... production assistant
Ayanna Hart .... product placement coordinator
Charles Labbe .... production assistant
Michael Leopardi .... production assistant (as Mike Leopardi)
Nancy Leopardi .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Maher .... production secretary (as Biz Maher)
Narbeh Nazarian .... production assistant
Abimbola Ogun .... production assistant
Sam Reinis .... script supervisor (as Paige Reinis)
Alex Rose .... production assistant
T.J. Rotell .... key set production assistant
Aaron Trujillo .... production assistant
Arthur Williams Jr. .... production assistant
David Young .... medical advisor
Jesse Albert .... special thanks
Nate Cornett .... thanks (as Nathan Cornett)
James Foley .... special thanks
Anne Goursaud .... thanks
Paul Hackner .... thanks
Stana Katic .... special thanks
Milton Katselas .... dedicatee
Lawrence Pressman .... very special thanks
J.C. Strutzel .... very special thanks

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USA:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-15/13 | Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) | Germany:16 | Switzerland:16 (DVD) (canton of Zurich)

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Revealing mistakes: During the final confrontation between the brothers, the mob brother is brandishing a semi-automatic handgun. The barrel is plugged and you can tell it is a prop gun.See more »


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35 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Action-packed, stylish, but unremarkable, 1 July 2010

This movie is a nightmarish amalgamation of hackneyed premises too numerous to list in their entirety, but here are a few: Our hero/anti-hero is a slick charmer who's indebted to several crime bosses at once, coordinates elaborate plans to do the impossible with the help of his computer geek sidekick/guardian angel, sleeps with lots of women and narrowly avoids getting killed by some of them, and of course the cops want him too.

This film would've at least been a neatly-packaged directorial debut had it stuck to all that, but it got greedy: On top of all those other clichés, we then get a twist wherein we learn that nothing was what it seemed. That's when I started getting antsy, wishing the movie would end, which is never a good sign.

Some movies get made because someone has an idea and wants to see it come to life. Then there are the pictures that get made because someone with the right resources decided they simply wanted to make a movie, so they proceed to try and formulate some sort of film by borrowing elements that have proved successful in other films. This is one of the latter, and the result in this case is bland, mild entertainment, at best.

Nevertheless, I get the feeling that everyone involved has the talent, even if the drive is missing. As The Oracle would say, "You've got the gift, but it looks like you're waiting for something". The film is shot with an unoriginal yet well-executed style. The same staff/cast with a decent idea that everyone actually cared about could probably pull off a respectable movie. This unfortunately wasn't it.

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