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Cherry Bomb (2011)

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An exotic dancer seeks revenge on the five men who assaulted her.

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Ian Benedict
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Brandon (as John Rodriguez)
Allen Hackley ...
Bull
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Ed Randall (as Aaron Alexander)
Giovanni Antonello ...
Officer Tran
Amanda Arnold ...
Patricia
A.J. Bailey ...
Stripper
Marcelo Beduschi ...
Andre the Bouncer
Mark Behnke ...
Really Cool Strip Club Patron
Grayce Benesh ...
Rhoxxie
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Punk Rock Polly
Mysteria Black ...
Luscious
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Barry Ford
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In homage to the action films of the early 1980s, Cherry Bomb follows a young dancer and her quest for revenge against the group of men that brutally assaulted her. Seeing no justice coming from within the system Cherry enlists the help of her estranged older brother and some heavy firepower as the two siblings set out on a reckless revenge mission. Things start to spiral out of control when a mysterious hit man named Bull is hired to put an end to Cherry's bloody tirade. She soon realizes that there is more at stake than she ever imagined. Starring Julin Jean, Nick Manning, Denise Williamson, and John Gabriel Rodriquez Written by Garrett Hargrove

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Don't light her fuse...

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Aaron D. Alexander also read for the role of Bull. See more »

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When Brandon's car hits Bull, the windshield is visibly damaged. In scenes soon after this, the windshield appears undamaged, going back to damaged later in the movie. See more »

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Cherry Bomb lives up to its name literally
12 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

HTTP://www.examiner.com/movie-in-dallas/bobby-blakey Ever since Grindhouse hit theaters it has caused a resurgence of this genre of filmmaking. Some work and others not so much, but for the most part have created a whole new genre of entertainment if you get it. The latest to come along Cherry Bomb tackles the grindhouse genre throwing in a homage to 80's revenge flicks, but is it able to pull it off or will it live up to its name and be a bomb? Cherry Bomb follows a stripper hell bent on revenge after being assaulted. With the help of her brother they set out on a journey to do what the law won't. As a story, this film has everything on its side to create a fun revenge flick that holds no punches. Sadly it just doesn't have much else to help it along. The acting is pretty bad throughout, but not in that entertaining fun way you expect from these films. It could have still worked if they had the action or cult type substance these films usually incorporate, but it missed the boat there as well. Everyone seems to be giving it all, but somewhere it just seemed to fall apart. There was never any real urgency in any of the characters situations be it life or death. All the characters seemed all over the place never seeming all that consistent. The action was OK from time to time, but for a movie meant to focus on the revenge factor, this should have been where they push the envelope to make this film work, but instead they just seemed to let it happen and sadly it did not.

This is a decent attempt and shows clear effort with a smaller budget to create a fun movie, but sadly just misses the mark. From the start of this film it just never really gets going and becomes more laughable than it seemed to be intended. If in fact it was meant as more of a mockery of the genre and to be so bad it's good, then they succeeded in spades, it just doesn't look as though that was the intention.


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