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The Real Deal (2002)

A Producer's assistant decides to make his move for the big bucks after being fired by his boss.

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Credited cast:
Lillo Brancato ... Samy Saxo
Joseph D. Reitman ... Freddy (as Joe Reitman)
Daniel Baldwin ... Vince / Husband
Angie Everhart ... Samantha / Wife
Costas Mandylor ... Instructor
Michael Madsen ... Baker Jacks
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Boone Junior ... Cameron LaFoya
Jamie Hagan ... Brenda 'Bunny' Benoit
Ernest Harden Jr. ... Wendy
Jay Harik ... Nazir
Chris Jacobs Chris Jacobs ... Troy Taylor (as Christopher Jacobs)
James Lew ... Black belt
Steve Schroeder ... Driver
Shazia ... Pascual
Jai Stefan ... Forensic Detective
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Vince Vassar, an infamous Hollywood producer, thinks that the power he wields is limitless. But when he shuts his employee Sammy out of the multi-million dollar movie deal that Sammy brought him, the scorned assistant decides to eliminate Vince from the deal, and from every future one. Unfortunately, Vince's wife already has a plan for her husband's life and his money. Now a deadly web has been woven in which no one know who can trust whom. Written by lament

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cápák között See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA

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Color (Technicolor)
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better than i thought
7 July 2003 | by darkstarmediaSee all my reviews

The Real Deal is a spoof on low budget films. It's listed as a thriller, but either the producers or the distributors missed the bus on the genre they chose to list the film under. If you're looking for a scary movie, this isn't for you. if you sit down to watch, holding tightly on to your grain of salt, you'll likely be in for a rather entertaining, but sometimes just a little slow, ride. Your first clue that this film might not be taking itself too seriously is in its cast. It is chock full of tongue in cheek, B movie stars, including A Baldwin (Danny), Michael Madsen, and

Angie Everhart. Lillo Brancato who is straddling the fence between A and B

movie stardom does a somewhat credible, though at times a little stiff, job as the film's lead, Sam. Joe Reitman (aka Mr. Elizabeth) does a great job as the

"Buddy", but Danny Baldwin steals the show as Vince Vassar, Sam's

overbearing boss. The film has decent production value, though it's impossible for it to break the bonds of it's low budget shackles. It's shot entirely at one location, which can become tedious at times, but the filmmakers do utilize their limited space well. Some shots do tend to run on, and at times i wonder if this a good style choice. The story can be confusing at times, the film flashes back and forth seeminly without warning. But, upon a second viewing (yes i was

interested enough to watch it twice) everthing became clear. All the information is there, you just have to know what you're looking at. I wasn't expecting the ending i got, and that was refreshing. The Real Deal won't win many awards,

but if you're looking for something a little off the beaten track, this film might just fit your bill.


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