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Private detective Sam Ruben's clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Mark Keller Mark Keller ... Hero / Sam (voice)
Bettina Devin ... Angela / Stripper / Mrs. Lopes / Police Dispatcher (voice)
Roger Jackson ... Detective Riley / Dr. Kaplanski / Bearded Man / Honest George / Dr. Barnes / Bank Manager / DaVinci / TV Reporter / Krumb / Pilot / Policeman 1 / Policeman 2 (voice)
Jeff Atik ... Randall Stern / Doorman / Goon / Teller (voice)
Kristina Negrete Kristina Negrete ... Samantha (voice)
Victoria Ryan O'Toole Victoria Ryan O'Toole ... Susan (voice)
Elaine A. Clark ... TV Reporter / Krumb's Wife / Exotic Dancer / Receptionist (voice) (as Elaine Clark)
Amy Provenzano Amy Provenzano ... Krumb's Daughter / Exotic Dancer (voice)
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Private detective Sam Ruben's clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature.

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First you wake up. Then the nightmare begins.


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USA | Serbia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2008 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Очень мрачное кино See more »

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EasyE Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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One of the names on Ruben's building directory is Lars Ulrich, This is the name of the drummer and founding member of the American heavy metal band, Metallica. See more »

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References World Trade Center (2006) See more »

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Don't Ask, I Don't Remember
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Performed by Loralee Christensen
Music & Lyrics by Mark Keller
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A decent entertainment, disappointing noir attempt
29 August 2008 | by the_docteur_lessardSee all my reviews

Although the initial minutes of the movie very much put you in a film noir atmosphere, I felt the plot quickly shyed away from that and turned into a rather disappointing action movie. Basically the movie tries to do both noir and action at once, and although both genres aren't exactly mutually exclusive, there is obviously a limited specter of action that the noir atmosphere can tolerate without being ruined. I felt like that specter was definitely breached here.

The plot has a few interesting twists although a lot of short cuts are used to move it along, leaving a sour taste behind. However it also has predictable and very disappointing choices scattered throughout, which is harder to forgive.

As for the animation per se, I didn't put too much thought into it, it felt alright although it was far from stellar.

So basically this is an okay movie, I wouldn't run away nor towards it, if you happen to pass by it on a boring night and the right mood, go for it.


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