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Dead Horse (2004)

Four salesmen struggle to keep a failing carpet store open, while one of them plots a murder.


Paul Geiger




Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel von Bargen ... Stu Conklin
Dylan Shelton Dylan Shelton ... Jonathan Minges
Glen Lawrence Glen Lawrence ... Charlie Hammerschmidt
Brian Cade ... Marty Flemming
Cyndy Allen ... Drenda (as Cynthia L. Allen)
Eddie Brill ... Cop #1
Steve Caminiti Steve Caminiti ... Cop #2
Lucas Clark Lucas Clark ... Brat
Denise Dal Vera ... Secretary
Jennifer Dalton Jennifer Dalton ... Young Mother
Mike Dennis Mike Dennis ... Robber
Antoinette DiNizio Antoinette DiNizio ... Pat Mom
Pat DiNizio ... Pat Son
Steve Francia Steve Francia ... Mark Collins
Dana Lynne Gilhooley Dana Lynne Gilhooley ... Beth


Jonathan Minges has just been hired to manage Krandel Karpets, a run-down carpet store with a three-man sales staff who are in need of some serious management. Stu Conklin, a fifty-three year old accident waiting to happen. Charlie Hammerschmidt , a forty-nine year old redneck who's sworn off women. Marty Flemming, a twenty-six year old porn king wannabe who gives new meaning to the term wet behind the ears. Together these four men struggle to keep the failing carpet store open. For all of them it's a second chance. For one them it's murder. Written by Mark R. Turner

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Carpet, candy, porn & murder. Everyone needs a goal in life.


Comedy | Crime








Release Date:

8 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Above-the-Line Media See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Fun look at the darker side of sales.
21 May 2005 | by PershmanSee all my reviews

I recently had the opportunity to view this movie at the Dances With Films festival and I must say it was refreshing. The characters in this movie are worth the ticket prise alone. The situations provided by the script allowed the actors to shine. All the actors seemed to be well suited for their roles and the camera shots were dead on target to bring the carpet business to life. Daniel Von Bargen had an outstanding role and really brought the film up a notch with his performance. I also thought Brian Cade really nailed the character Marty. The movie had the perfect music and just the right touch of drama / comedy. This film could easily be used to pitch a full blown studio motion picture called DEAD HORSE.

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