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JailCity (2006)

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A young man, paroled under house arrest, is forced to reconnect with his estranged father while coming to terms with an unspeakable trespass. An injured Iraq war veteran embarks on a blind ... See full summary »


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Dan Eberle (screenplay), Dan Eberle (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Dan Eberle ... George Wilson
Nick Bixby ... Hector Ramos Jr
Paul James Vasquez ... Hector Ramos Sr
Anjulie Anjulie ... Molly (as Anjulie Persaud)
Desi Sanchez ... Mira Ramos
Paul Bowen Paul Bowen ... Jay
Beau Allulli Beau Allulli ... Melvin Moreno
James Alba James Alba ... Uncle Mike
Karl Herlinger Karl Herlinger ... Officer Morris
Joshua Sidis Joshua Sidis ... Ape
Jarret Garcia Jarret Garcia ... Bald Man
Dylan Wilder Dylan Wilder ... Julio
Bill Campbell Bill Campbell ... Scav
Tim Guetterman Tim Guetterman ... Sole Proprietor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joshua J. Cole Joshua J. Cole ... Skinny


A young man, paroled under house arrest, is forced to reconnect with his estranged father while coming to terms with an unspeakable trespass. An injured Iraq war veteran embarks on a blind journey of vengeance against those he deems responsible for his brothers death. As the two stories intertwine and collide, both men fight to reconcile their past, present, and ultimately, the meaning of their lives. Through the powerful use of visual narrative, a diverse musical score, and truly touching performances by an all New York cast, JailCity brings together disparate lives in a distinctive urban setting, struggling with universal themes of tragedy, redemption, love, and the futility of revenge. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Drama | War


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Stunning Imagery, Outstanding Performances, THE BEST first film I've ever seen
2 January 2007 | by w-williams-1See all my reviews

I walked into Jailcity at the Avignon New York Film Festival this past November. I was at the fest supporting a friend's film and scored a free pass to any movie playing there. Jailcity was playing in the bigger theater, so I went in. I saw the fliers for Jailcity: No name director, no stars I'd ever heard of, and a synopsis that seemed like it might be a decent actioner.

I was BLOWN AWAY! First of all, the shooting was just beautiful. From the very first frame, to the end, it looked like a painting, not like some cheap indie flick. Second of all, the characters were awesome, it was so cool to see no name actors really bring it, especially "George"(played by Dan Eberle, the writer and director), and all the actors playing the Ramos family. You really felt for these guys. Everyone is just trying to do right, pulling in all different directions. The guy who plays "Jay" is incredible. You just hate his guts every second he's on screen! My only gripe about Jailcity is that it got a little slow in the middle, but just when you think you're about to get bored, the last third of the movie kicks in and its probably the most intense stuff I've seen on screen in years. I wont ruin it, but you just don't know whats coming, and it breaks your heart. Its an amazing ending.

Stick with this movie, cause it sticks with you long after its over. Best film by a first time indie director I've ever seen.

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16 November 2006 (USA) See more »


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$950,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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