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Confessions of an Action Star (2005)

Sledge: The Untold Story (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Musical | 20 January 2009 (USA)
In the spring of 1986, no one had heard of Frank Sledge. One year later, Bloodfight 2 was #1 at the box office... And a star was born.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard Orchid (as Homes Osborne)
... Frank Sledge
... Herself / Undercover Cop
... Police Chief
... Himself / Commander
... Drug Lord (as Michael T. Wiess)
... Brother (as Mitch Gaylord)
... Samantha Jones
Kyle Reese ... Young Frank #1 (as Kyle Reese Cook)
Sean Michael Rabbit ... Young Frank #2
... Russell Gold
Michal Holub ... John Hu (as Michael Holub)
Josh Nathan ... Will Stillwell
... Jason Everstrong
... Commander
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A 'mocumentary' on the rise and fall of Chip and Dales dancer turned martial arts action star, Francis Allen Sledgewick, AKA Frank Sledge. When fame and fortune caused Frank to lose his sense of what's truely important, he realised he's going to have to get in touch with his roots if there's ever going to be a comeback. Written by Anonymous

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Confessions of an Action Star  »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)
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Based on the short film by the same creative team, SLEDGE: A Documentary. See more »

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Spoofs Rocky III (1982) See more »

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Smells Funky in Here
Written by Peter Miller and Michael Parnell
Performed by "Big Al" Allison Dunbar
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a middle of the road mockumentary
21 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

This mockumentary chronicles the rise, fall, and subsequent rise again of Frank Sledge (David Leitch) Poking fun at action clichés and films such as the ones in the films of Steven Seagal & '80's era Sylvester Stallone, (with a musical-styled Matrix riff near the end) this film is a longer, feature-length version of "Sledge" (a 30 minute short which is also available on the DVD of this film) In ways the short film is a bit better than the movie, as the short is more streamlined where as this seems padded a bit. There are some smiles to be had (mind you I said smiles and not belly laughs for a reason), but it just feels too long and the plot just can't support the length of the film, as such I can't really recommend this film, but I didn't really loathe it either. After a while I found myself playing 'spot the celebrity cameo' more then paying real attention to the plot though.

My Grade: C-

DVD Extras: Commentary by Director Brad Martin & writer/actor David Leitch; Short film: 'Sledge'; a Making-of Sledge; production slide show; theatrical trailer for this film; and Trailers for "Suspense" & "the Orange Thief"


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