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Brian A Miller (screenplay)
Chuck Hustmyre (novel)
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Release Date:
28 December 2011 (South Korea) See more »
They took his badge. He kept the gun.
Ray, an ex-con, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch,... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Nothing to write home about in this lackluster crime thriller... See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order)

Dave Bautista ... Ray

Amy Smart ... Jenny Porter

Dominic Purcell ... Tony

Danny Trejo ... Carlos

Craig Fairbrass ... Charlie Blackstone

Brian Vander Ark ... Jimmy LaGrange

Roy Oraschin ... Dylan Sylvester

Tim Fields ... Detective Carl Landry

Debra Harrison-Lowe ... Priscilla Zello

Lyle Kanouse ... Vinnie Marcella
John G. Carbone ... Peter
Franz Klain ... Joey
Imani Lee ... Cleo

Joe Ochman ... Hotel Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Abbatiello ... Bar Patron

Ambyr Childers ... Cage girl

Natalie Light ... Dallas
Benjamin Michael Marsh ... Roulette Dealer
Mary McGuire-Howing ... Hotel Maid

Brian A Miller ... Mack

Jesse Pruett ... Detective Slattery

Rocky Rector ... Bar Patron (as Richard 'Rocky' Rector)
Mark Sanders ... Wayne
Will Stiles ... Nylon bandit
Rolin Stone ... Casino Patron

Jude S. Walko ... Druggie

Michel Curiel ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian A Miller 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chuck Hustmyre  novel
Chuck Hustmyre  screenplay
Brian A Miller  screenplay

Produced by
Ryan S. Black .... associate producer
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
John G. Carbone .... producer
David DeFalco .... executive producer
Mark Sanders .... producer
Kelly Slattery .... producer
Jude S. Walko .... line producer
Jude S. Walko .... producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
Daniel Zirilli .... executive producer
Original Music by
Norman Orenstein 
Cinematography by
William Eubank 
Film Editing by
Mark Arcieri 
Casting by
Lindsay Chag 
Production Design by
Leah Vukovich 
Art Direction by
Jesse Tofferi 
Set Decoration by
Trevor Post 
Costume Design by
Sabra Temple 
Makeup Department
Sarah Lawless .... assistant hair stylist
Sarah Lawless .... key makeup artist
Monique Venier .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erin Krajewski .... second assistant director
Alice Peterson .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Ryan Merritt .... set dresser
Kurt Race .... property master
Sound Department
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Kyle Calvin Campbell .... boom operator (as Kyle Campbell)
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Kirk Lynds .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Morrow .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Yves Munch .... sound mixer
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Scott A. Carr .... special effects coordinator
Erika Rene Pineiro .... special effects assistant
Don Abbatiello .... stunt coordinator
Chick Bernhardt .... stunt coordinator
Sli Lewis .... assistant stunt coordinator
Paul Marini .... stunt double
Kyle Woods .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Burton .... grip
Dane Covey .... grip
Eric Evenhouse .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Geoff George .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dallas Griffin .... best boy grip
Ian Henderson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Erik F. Hill .... grip
Dean Horn .... key grip
Mark Karavite .... steadicam operator: "a" camera
Nate Kolbeck .... first assistant camera
Brent Mata .... DIT
Matthew 'Lunchbox' Smith .... electrician
Jeremy Tremp .... camera operator: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren Kress .... assistant costume designer
Lauren Kress .... key set costumer
Thomas M. Smalley .... costume supervisor
Jil Szewski .... costume coordinator
Editorial Department
Darrell MacDonald .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Don Harrison .... music supervisor
Jerome McPeek .... composer: additional music
Norman Orenstein .... composed by
Transportation Department
Mark Bolhuis .... driver
John Kangas .... driver
Evan Rattenbury .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Kyle Burton Black .... production assistant
Dan Campbell .... assistant production coordinator
Connor Cox .... additional set production assistant
Brandon T. David .... production coordinator
Mark Dragovich .... first assistant: director
Craig Harmer .... production assistant
Greg Kort .... production assistant
Chris Kotcher .... production assistant
Kathryn Kretschman .... production accountant
Nicholas LaVelle .... key production assistant
Dan Overton .... additional set production assistant
Angela Pollema .... additional set production assistant
Kurt Race .... armorer
David Steinberg .... legal services
Bob Tarantino .... production legal
Dusty VanderMeer .... on-set medic
Bethany Waldon .... script supervisor
Dan Wojciak .... location manager
Ron Basch .... special thanks
Anthony Carbone .... special thanks
Debra Young Carbone .... special thanks
Holly Carbone .... special thanks
Julia Carbone .... special thanks
Monica Fiebelhorn .... special thanks
Luke Gallo .... special thanks
Rebecca Goh .... special thanks
Ryan R. Johnson .... additional thanks
Matt Mansell .... special thanks
Jonathan Meisner .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence, sexual content and pervasive language
USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Locations signs for the shoot originally read "Urinal Cakes", but after the producers decided this may attract too much attention to the shoot, they changed them to "Houston McGregor" aptly named after the Director's, Brian A. Miller's, pet Beagle.See more »
Continuity: In the bar scene where Ray and Charles are talking, they each have a glass of whiskey. They take drinks emptying the glasses. The next scene you see the glasses are empty. As Charlie is writing a note for Ray, one glass is half full. When Charlie slides the note to Ray, both glasses are empty. After Charlie leaves, Ray picks up the note and you see the glass is half full again. When Ray makes a phone call to Walter and the glass is empty again.See more »
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Nothing to write home about in this lackluster crime thriller..., 24 July 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States

Anytime you have a wrestler as the main star of a movie you're about to watch, it's best to watch it with lowered expectations. There have been a few that have broken out of the mold (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson comes to mind) but they have to start in pictures somewhere. Even "The Rock" had to star in TV movies before he got good enough to lead a movie with a respectable budget.

Ray (Bautista) is an ex-con and an ex-cop. He did five years in prison and the only person that would hire him for a job when he got out is Vinnie (Kanouse). He works as head of security for The House of the Rising Sun, a strip club that's also got a casino upstairs and a whorehouse above that. His ex-girlfriend, Jenny (Smart), wants to be his friend but he wants nothing to do with her because she moved on with her life while he was away. While working one night, the joint gets robbed and the owner's son is shot and killed. After a meeting with Vinnie, it is suggested by Tony (Purcell), Vinnie's right hand man, that Ray go looking for the robbers and shooter since he used to be a detective. Ray reluctantly agrees and goes to his ex-partner, Jimmy (Ark), to see if he can help him out. From there, the story gets all tangled up and twisted with backstabbing, dirty politics, shady deals, frame-ups and corrupt cops.

The story itself isn't too bad. It's pretty easy to follow and even if you get lost in the beginning, you'll be able to find the light at the end of the tunnel which will show you in which direction the story is headed. It's all been done before and there's nothing new. Bautista didn't do a horrid job as Ray, you can definitely see that he's not a polished professional, but he's not so bad that I wanted to turn it off either. Trejo's appearance in the film is basically an extended cameo and he's good as always but they really didn't give him much to work with. I'm not too sure why Amy Smart was cast -- the pairing of her character and Bautista's character seemed kind of off to me, like Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett kind of off. The only cast member that really stood out was Dominic Purcell, who gives the film's only solid performance. I think the worst actor in the film was Lyle Kanouse as Vinnie, I just didn't buy what he was selling.

The production vales are great, the way the story was presented was good, the acting was mediocre, so it's not a total loss. I had a real problem with the ending, though. I felt as if I was watching the series finale of The Sopranos. I certainly expected more, because the way they ended it made me mad at myself for even watching it in the first place. Sometimes I wonder if the actors even read the script all the way through first. Yeah, I know it's about the money and everything (everyone's gotta get a paycheck) -- but, honestly? You would think they would at least balk over the film's obvious glaring omissions. Or maybe not. What do I know... I'm just one of the people who blindly pay for DVDs throwing caution to the wind. I should really cut that out. More reviews at Final Grade: C-

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