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With a fresh start, trying to escape an abusive past, Vance and his mother have just moved to a new city... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: Game Time
 (From ShockYa. 5 January 2012, 6:41 AM, PST)

DVD Releases: 'The Duel'
 (From CineVue. 2 August 2011, 4:30 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Phil Haus ... Vance Halden
Noelle Mihalinec ... Lena

Jason Hurt ... Jules

Antoine Harris ... Maurice
Brandon M. Hines ... Brandon
Gloria Phillip Jones ... Jules' Mom
Andre Douglas ... Andre

María DiDomenico ... Maria

Shashi Balooja ... History Professor
Gabriel Blanco ... Bully
Tommy Evans ... Alfred
Hannah Foster ... Angie
Juan Garcia ... Dueler
Duane Gibbs ... Dueler
Shelby Goldman ... Preppy Girlfriend 1
Cortaz Griffin ... Rody
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Zach Avery ... Rich Hanger
George Haddock ... Jeremy
Maxine London ... Preppy Girlfriend 2
Ariana Mason ... Cutie
Dee Mastroff ... Female Teacher
Raechel Mastroff ... Amy
Suno Mayo-Simpson ... Receptionist
Jack Nastasi ... Young Vance
Kevin R. Richardson ... Koach K. Rich

Razor Rizzotti ... Maximo Pain Wrestler

Bruce Ross ... Vance's Dad

Cliff Samara ... Dr. Chasin
Eddie Santano ... Gathering Keeper
Eddie Shelman ... E-money
Evan Jake Shusterhoff ... Preppy Kid 2

J. Oscar Simmons ... Coach Roake

Kino Smits ... Basketball Player
Roudy St. Fleur ... Dre
Christopher Taussig ... Preppy Kid 1
Marco Valestine ... Don 1 Dee
Angelique Velez ... Flirty Girl
Alberto Veloso ... Math Professor

Katherine Wessling ... Vance's Mom

Directed by
Diego Hallivis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alberto Veloso 

Produced by
Diego Hallivis .... producer
Julio Hallivis .... producer
Michael Luong .... executive producer
Ken Mordechai .... executive producer
Roberto Sagahon .... executive producer
Original Music by
Isaac Opus 
Cinematography by
George Barnes 
Film Editing by
Lorna Chin 
Jennifer Marshall (co-editor)
Casting by
Kristen Paladino 
Production Design by
Suni Mayo-Simpson 
Costume Design by
Sharada Baker 
Makeup Department
Sharada Baker .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zoi Florosz .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Nikolas Klau .... sound mixer
Carlos E. Stolk III .... post production audio
Visual Effects by
Diego Hallivis .... visual effects
Jennifer Marshall .... digital compositor
Matthew Silverman .... visual effects producer
Music Department
Matthew Silverman .... music supervisor
Carlos E. Stolk III .... music consultant
Other crew
Joe Bandelli .... production assistant
Zoi Florosz .... dance choreographer
Anish Koirala .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"The Duel" - USA (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for violent content, some drug references, language and brief sensuality
USA:105 min
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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Clichéd Basketball Flick That Is Admittedly Made Well..., 29 July 2011
Author: fionaharnett from Chalfont St. Giles UK

Whilst 'The Duel', Diego Hallivis' feature debut, is undoubtedly flawed and overly clichéd, I still found it to be an enjoyable 'overcoming-odds' story. Despite Hallivis' minimal budget to work from and without any notable star names, The Duel is still surprising dark and edgy, a step ahead of the usual 'Straight to Video' fodder around. 'The Duel' centres around Vance, a teenager who moves away from Wisconsin with his mother to escape his violent father. In New York, he learns of 'Duelling', the violent street version of Baketball. Alongside his partner, they compete to get to the gathering, the biggest 'Duel' tournament in New York. 'The Duel' is loaded with clichés- bullying at school,Daddy issues, Girlfriend who doesn't want anything to do with 'Duelling', big climax at the 'Gathering tournament' etc. Just like so many other films of its kind, its predictable and formulaic. It takes itself too seriously with little comic relief. But what separates this film above its peers is its engaging subplots, its insight into street life in New York. Yes, the acting is amateur, the soundtrack is nothing special and we've seen the exact same story a dozen other times. But amidst this there is heart, something that makes me inclined to follow the fledgling career of Diego Hallivis. Not exactly a 'slam dunk', but this one is sure to win you over by the 'final buzzer'...

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