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Black Days (2005)

A desperate prostitute seduces Trent, a recently released ex-con, to help her escape her pimp. Only things go horribly wrong when Trent tries to buy her from her pimp and things get violent.


Michael Urnikis


Michael Urnikis




Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Cinabro Stephen Cinabro ... Trent
Maggie McLaughlin Maggie McLaughlin ... Melanie
Otis Fine ... Pope
Mark Sutton Mark Sutton ... Eddie
Ritchie Franco Ritchie Franco ... Marco
Ellen Fox Ellen Fox ... Sophie
Nicole Walker Nicole Walker ... Angie
Joe Bill Joe Bill ... Jagger
Julia Neary Julia Neary ... Monica
Frank Gangarossa ... Deacon
Lisa Lewis Lisa Lewis ... Sandra
Tim O'Malley ... Mr. Holbert
Nick Doetsch ... Lewis
Mark Belden Mark Belden ... Frederick
Dessa Kirk Dessa Kirk ... Rhonda


BLACK DAYS takes place on the gritty streets of Chicago where Trent, a recently released ex-con, struggles with alcohol and loneliness. Before going to jail Trent tries to help Angie escape prostitution by giving her the money to get out, but money in the end just wasn't enough. Now Trent is out on parole and Angie's friend Melanie wants to escape the same life, not only for her, but for her son as well. Seduced by the temptations of the flesh and the echoing guilt of not doing more for Angie, Trent tries to do the right thing and get Melanie out. But when Trent tries to buy Melanie from her pimp things get violent and promptly spins out of control. Before he knows it Trent is being hunted by Eddie, an old enemy seeking revenge, and his previous employer tries to have him killed. Slowly but surely we see why Trent served hard time. Only Trent's the last person in the world you would want to mess with. Written by darkknight575

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Some days are worse than others



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2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office


$17,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Auditions took place in the dirty Chicago apartment that would later be used as Trent's place in the film. Despite the cramped accommodations and rundown apartment a large number of actors came out to audition. See more »


During the bar scene with Pope and Trent a boom mic dips into the scene for a brief few seconds. The scene, which is eight pages of dialog, was shot all the way through two times from two different angels because their wasn't enough time to do anything else. The sound mixer was made to hold the boom for such a long period of time he wasn't able to keep the mike out of the shot. See more »


Trent: You're makin' a mistake.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »


Perfect Blues
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Dark Film Noir Grittiness
26 September 2006 | by darkodaveySee all my reviews

This is my kind of flick! The movie is dark and focuses on the lonely but extremely tough ex-con Trent. This is the kinda guy you don't wanna mess with. He's quiet, the kinda quiet you used to see in the old Clint Eastwood spagehtti westerns, where the less he said the more of a badass you knew he was. And Trent definitely comes across as that kinda guy. When he speaks it's cause he has something worth saying. And boy when he does get back cause it's a whopper! He helps this women even though she doesn't really deserve it, but you know this guy just needs to help her. And in the end, when it all comes to a thrilling climax, I knew what was going to happen, and then I didn't. Just like that. I was totally into this movie. It has a lot of great moments and I was really drawn in. It's an independent film that's totally worth seeing. It surprised me. Big time!!!!

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