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Harvesters is an action-packed thriller about a small-time gang of misfits led by lesbian Gulf War veteran Frankie Falzone. After she thrashes a redneck at a strip club, she and her gang ... See full summary »

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Joe Ripple

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Don Dohler (screenplay), Joe Ripple (additional story concepts) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donna Sherman ... Frankie Falzone
George Stover ... Herbert Peelman
Patty Cipoletti Patty Cipoletti ... U. S. Marshal Nicole Torson
Micci L. Sampery Micci L. Sampery ... Spikes / Michelle Carrow
Steven King ... Jake Peelman
Donna DeVilbiss Donna DeVilbiss ... Mary Robinson
Joe Ripple ... U. S. Marshal Rick McNally
Erin Palmisano Erin Palmisano ... Amy Peelman
Jaime Kalman Jaime Kalman ... Layla Peelman
Leanna Chamish ... Betty Peelman
James J. Waltz James J. Waltz ... Strip Club Owner
Jonas Grey Jonas Grey ... Jimmy Robinson (as David Parker)
Carlos Bustamante Carlos Bustamante ... Jonser
Brian St. August ... Sheriff Jeff Lynch (as David Kalman)
Erin J. Corsair Erin J. Corsair ... TV Reporter
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Harvesters is an action-packed thriller about a small-time gang of misfits led by lesbian Gulf War veteran Frankie Falzone. After she thrashes a redneck at a strip club, she and her gang move on to a small town where they rob a liquor store and kill the clerk. When their car conks out, they carjack a young woman and force her to take them to her family's home - located off the beaten path deep in the woods. Meanwhile, two U.S. marshals are hot on the tails of the gang. When the marshals track the gang to the home of Herbert and Betty Peelman, the real horror begins. Harvesters is a classic tale of two evils clashing in a life-and-death struggle for survival. Who lives and who dies? Joe Bob Briggs, in his nationally syndicated column, 'Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In,' said that Harvesters has...parallels to the great twisted backwoods families of film history, a la Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Motel Hell." Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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Timewarp Films LLC See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Joe Bob Briggs, in his nationally syndicated column, 'Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In,' wrote that this film has "parallels to the great twisted backwoods families of film history, a la The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Motel Hell (1980)." See more »

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When the mum kills the woman in the kitchen, she uses the vegetable knife, but in the next shot she is holding a meat cleaver. See more »

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[explaining why she's covered with blood]
Amy Peelman: I was at a club - must have been too close to a fistfight.
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Harvesters
Written, produced and performed by Voodoo Highway: David VanSant, Kris Ardolino, Bryan Glinski, Eric Johnson, Jimmy Phelan
Engineered by Kevin Settles, Ron Zebron
(C) 2002 Voodoo Highway
Published by Real Fear Records, P.O.Box 70097, Baltimore, MD 21237
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Well imagined Indie flick with flawed, but effective execution...
4 June 2004 | by BuckwildeArtSee all my reviews

I'll waste no time and spare misunderstanding and start by saying this: This work is an INDEPENDENT FILM, not a Hollywood production. With that said, let it be known that all opinions and critiques that follow are based NOT on "Hollywood's Standard," but rather the appropriate Independent Film Standard.

Small town artist and Independent Film cult icon Don Dohler follows up his cinematic return ("Alien Rampage," or, "The Alien Factor 2: Alien Rampage") with his first project shot entirely on Digital Video. Based loosely off his 1987 horror/thriller, "Blood Massacre," "Harvesters" depicts the classic situation of two sets of baddies unwittingly pitted against each other.

This film (despite being shot on Digital Video, I will refer to this as a film) for all it is worth is a great effort and compared to most independent works, this work is something to be respected. For the resources at hand, director Joe Ripple and Don make do very well. Albeit the use of Computer Generated Imagery was over done, and a selection of the actors' performances was sub par, the film itself successfully puts the message of tension and conflict well enough. The physical make-up effects used were for the most part believable.

Although "Harvesters" may not be ready to go to Oscars or be penned in history's books as a great, it is still worthy of mention and of viewing, especially if you are an aspiring film maker.

I give this film a 6.5 out of 10.


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