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Modus Operandi (2009)

Unrated | | Crime, Thriller | 14 February 2012 (USA)
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A revenge tale about a desperate C.I.A. agent on a mission to find the man who murdered his wife.

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Frankie Latina

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Frankie Latina (story and screenplay), Andrew Swant (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Russell Randy Russell ... Stanley Cashay
Danny Trejo ... Director Holiday
Mark Borchardt ... Dallas Deacon
Michael Sottile Michael Sottile ... Squire Parks
Barry Poltermann ... Casey Thunderbird
Nikki Johnson Nikki Johnson ... Black Licorice
Mark Metcalf ... Copper Gore
Andrew Swant Andrew Swant ... Agent Xanadu
Bobby Ciraldo ... Marcello Maserati
Patrick Buckley Patrick Buckley ... The Cowboy
Samwell Samwell ... Adonis
Sarah Price Sarah Price ... Agent Airheart
Robert Glenn Jones Robert Glenn Jones ... CIA Supervisor
Ayesha Mohan Ayesha Mohan ... Ayesha Ayesha
Michael Sean Hayden Michael Sean Hayden ... Surveillance Double Agent
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Two briefcases with mysterious contents are stolen from top Presidential candidate Squire Parks, setting off a deadly series of double-crosses and betrayals. Desperate warring factions of subterranean organizations will stop at nothing to gain possession of the sensitive material. A covert branch of the CIA calls on notorious Black Ops agent Stanley Cashay, who has been barely existing in a semi-comatose twilight since the murder of his wife. Cashay is offered the identity of his wife's killer in exchange for locating and returning the cases. Agent Cashay uses the most dangerous weapons at his command, the telephone and his reputation, to unleash a bizarre assortment of operatives, including the deliciously sleazy Casey Thunderbird and exotic Tokyo-based special agent Black Licorice. Along with scores of other beguiling rogues, they initiate a horrifying chain of events, including ruthless torture and brutal killings. When Cashay is finally in possession of the stolen materials, the ... Written by Anonymous

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A film that could only be made in Milwaukee, where life is CHEAP!

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Crime | Thriller

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Frankie Latina's Modus Operandi See more »

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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The climax of the film was shot in the historic Grand Theater in downtown Milwaukee one week after Michael Mann's Public Enemies (2009) shot in the same theater. See more »

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The credits close with the message "Stanley Cashay will return in You Only Live Once In A While". See more »

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Is Not What it Could Have Been
17 July 2014 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

First, here's the plot from IMDb

Two briefcases with mysterious contents are stolen from top Presidential candidate Squire Parks, setting off a deadly series of double-crosses and betrayals.

Desperate warring factions of subterranean organizations will stop at nothing to gain possession of the sensitive material. A covert branch of the CIA calls on notorious Black Ops agent Stanley Cashay, who has been barely existing in a semi-comatose twilight since the murder of his wife.

Cashay is offered the identity of his wife's killer in exchange for locating and returning the cases. Agent Cashay uses the most dangerous weapons at his command, the telephone and his reputation, to unleash a bizarre assortment of operatives, including the deliciously sleazy Casey Thunderbird and exotic Tokyo-based special agent Black Licorice. Along with scores of other beguiling rogues, they initiate a horrifying chain of events, including ruthless torture and brutal killings.

OK I watched this movie and didn't get any of this from it!

And I'm torn about the review to give it. Here's why:

In terms of the flavor of the movie, it's extraordinary. It's absolutely spot on true to 70s exploitation flicks. How they found some of the set s and locations is beyond me. On this I would give it a freaking 10. It's extraordinarily creative.

But then there's the story. There is none. It's all look and no feel. And that's unfortunate because this really could have been a spectacular movie!

It needs a way better script.

So in the end I have to give it a 5 for trying but nor making it there.


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