Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may ...
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David Squeeze Annakie,
John Bling Bennett,
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Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace,
Richard 'Dirty Harry' Hall,
Based on the stage play by director Trevor Rhone, "Smile Orange" takes a humorous and somewhat acidic view of the tourism business, mostly from the point of view of Ringo, a hustler, con man and waiter.
Trevor D. Rhone
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Julie T. Wallace,
Loose cannon cop Capone returns to his home town of Kingston to join a group of officers fighting organised crime in the area. On his first day he uncovers gun smuggling operation that may be connected with lead criminal Oney. However his old crew, led by Ratty, also are involved leading Capone to a choice between his job and his old crew.Written by
bob the moo
Scare Dem Train
Written by C. Anderson, A. Reid, D. Stewart, O. Brian, P. Jackson, Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar (as L. Dunbar),
S. Marsden, Robbie Shakespeare (as R. Shakespeare)
Performed by Scare Dem Crew featuring Shereen
Scare Dem Crew appears courtesy of TVT Records
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There is a strong hint of Michael Mann's 'Heat' (1995) to the story here of a successful cop who is asked to take down his childhood friend who has turned to crime.
I found the film to be a very interesting concept and the unusual locations provide a lot of colour and insight into Jamaican society. One of the first films I am aware of made on the then fledgling digital video, the film has none of the gloss associated with the likes of Heat or any of the big Hollywood studios, this is low budget film making at it's most raw. It's fly on the wall approach is a curious mixture of daytime soap opera and guerrilla film making, coming across in the manner of say, The French Connection.
The amateurish acting and low, low budget coupled with the on location filming provide an honest if flawed film. It's not badly directed either but the production values sometimes betray the gripping storyline. The characters themselves are quite credible and some credit must go to the director for making a half decent film under very obvious budgetary constraints. Also the dialogue is a bit hard to understand at times too due to the accents involved and all the slang terminology.
This films falls just short of being a genuinely great or cult film because of these flaws, which is a shame because at it's heart is a great storyline. It almost comes over as a good student film that should be remade, with a decent budget to iron out it's flaws Then it would have got the audience it deserved.
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