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Dark Streets (2008)

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The owner of a 1930s nightclub loses control of his life amid love triangles and too much debt.

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Rachel Samuels

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Wallace King (screenplay), Glenn M. Stewart (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noel Arthur ... Technician / EMT
Sybil Azur ... Lilly
Pat Crawford Brown ... Delores
Tim Langhorne Brown Tim Langhorne Brown ... Blues Singer
Jordi Caballero ... Slim
Samuel Bliss Cooper Samuel Bliss Cooper ... Delivery Man
Palmer Davis ... Darlene
Toledo Diamond ... Prince (as Toledo)
Michael Fairman ... Nathaniel Davenport
Keith Glover Keith Glover ... Plant Guard
Elias Koteas ... The Lieutenant
Alexandra Mann Alexandra Mann ... Lorna
Gabriel Mann ... Chaz Davenport
Jarreth J. Merz ... Pale Man (as Jarreth Merz)
Izabella Miko ... Madelaine Bondurant
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The owner of a 1930s nightclub loses control of his life amid love triangles and too much debt.

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Music, Passion, Betrayal. Welcome to the Blues.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content, drug use and brief violent images | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karanlik Sokaklar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,958, 14 December 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,958, 14 December 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great jazz, lot of noire, superb visuals... no plot
16 October 2010 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

1930s. Chaz (Gabriel Mann) owns a hip jazz bar called The Tower - all the clichés are there with ensemble bands and sexy divas headlining the locale. Unfortunately for Chaz the big opening is rife with problems. The power company can't cope with constant outages, his father just committed suicide and debts keep piling up with loan sharks out for their cut. Enter jazz, noire, visuals. And a overly ordinary, uninteresting and forgettable Izabella Miko as the key character of Madelaine.

Basically every scene is heavily stylised (maybe even overcooked in that department) and overflowing with cool collected musical moods. Add to that the constantly floating camera, pretty ladies and high regard for set-pieces - you have a feast for the eye and the ear. Unfortunately that's as far as the movie goes to please it's audience. All the stuff that is normally movie filler comes to the forefront, while the script and plot seems secondary and irrelevant (and some of the dialogue is plain corny). Almost like a 90-minute videoclip... And let's face it - most videoclips start getting boring after 4 minutes...

If you like the music you might prefer to omit the 'plot filler' and focus on the background flow of all that jazz and blues. Even more so that Toledo Diamond really steals the show...


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